The bioinformatics lab at the University of Tennessee's Institute for Agriculture is headed by Dr. Meg Staton, an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
- To engage in collaborative projects across all UTIA departments (From
plants to animals to bacteria, we like studying all branches of life!)
- To build and offer computational support and infrastructure that helps
not only this lab, but many other labs on the University of Tennessee
to carry out bioinformatic analysis
- To help students to access, engage and utilize bioinformatics in
support of their degrees and for accomplishing their research projects
Our main project centers around the genetics and genomics of hardwood trees, especially chestnut, oak and walnut.