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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Prior to joining the faculty at Colorado State University, I worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of California, San Diego in Pavel Pevzner's lab. In November 2010, I received my doctorate degree in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo under the supervision of Ming Li and Prabhakar Ragde

My research aims to design and implement efficient algorithms that solve computational problems in genomics and transcriptomics.  I frequently collaborate with biologists, mathematicians and clinician scientists in the tool development in order to ensure their practical application. 

The Boucher lab greatly appreciates the support from the following granting agencies: NIH (CCTSI)Morris Animal Foundation, and Windows Azure for Research.

Currently, hiring GRAs (senior undergrad, MS or PhD) to work on antimicrobial resistence.   

HyDA-Vista: Towards Optimal Guided Selection of k-mer Size for Sequence Assembly

Basir Shariat, Narjes Sadat Movahedi, Hamidreza Chitsaz, and Christina Boucher. HyDA-Vista: Towards Optimal Guided Selection of k-mer Size for Sequence Assembly. To appear in BMC Genomics.

Efficient Indexed Alignment of Contigs to Optical Maps

Martin D. Muggli, Simon J. Puglisi, and Christina Boucher. Efficient Indexed Alignment of Contigs to Optical Maps. In Proceedings of WABI 2014, pages 68-81.

SeeSite: Characterizing Relationships between Splice Junctions and Splicing Enhancers

Christine Lo, Boyko Kakaradov, Daniel Lokshtanov and Christina Boucher. "SeeSite: Characterizing Relationships between Splice Junctions and Splicing Enhancers," Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE/ACM Transactions on , vol.11, no.4, pp.648-656, July-Aug. 2014 doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2014.2304294

Genome sequences of ATCC 29281 and a pin and northern red oak isolate of Lonsdalea quercina subsp. quercina

Jorge Ibarra Caballero, Marcelo Zerillo, Jacob Snelling, Whitney Cranshaw, Christina Boucher, and Ned Tisserat. Genome Sequences of Strain ATCC 29281 and Pin and Northern Red Oak Isolates of Lonsdalea quercina subsp. quercina. Genome Announcements 2014 Jun 12;2(3). pii: e00584-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00584-14.

The Generating Function Approach for Peptide Identification in Spectral Networks

Adrian Guthals, Christina Boucher and Nuno Bandeira. The Generating Function Approach for Peptide Identification in Spectral Networks. In Proceedings of RECOMB 2014, pages 85-99.

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