Michael Schatz

Computational Biologist and Computer Scientist
Assistant Professor of Quantitative Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Michael Schatz is an assistant professor of quantitative biology at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he heads the Schatz Lab, and an adjunct professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

His research focuses on the development of scalable algorithms and systems to analyze DNA sequences, concentrating on the assembly and alignment of next generation sequencing reads, and related downstream analyses. These systems have been used to reconstruct the genomes of previously unsequenced organisms, probe sequence variations, and to explore a host of biological features across the tree of life. He is particularly interested in capitalizing on the latest advances in distributed and parallel computing to advance the state of the art in bioinformatics and genomics. 

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