Cyber­infrastructure for Microbial Ecology

Algorithm and Tool Development for Metagenomics

Exploration in Metagenomics

Cyberinfrastructure for Microbial Ecology

Developing cyberinfrastructure for microbial ecology to enable high-resolution comparison of microbes in dynamic ecosystems.

Our lab facilitates data-driven discovery in ecosystem genomics by integrating data from varied big data sources using advanced computational architectures and analytics. Through these efforts we promote open science and develop virtual communities (in conjunction with partners at to disseminate protocols and encourage the discussion and development of bioinformatics methods.

Planet Microbe

Planet microbe reconnects ‘omics data with environmental data from oceanographic cruises to enable biological inquiry into environmental changes that affect the distribution and abundance of microbes in the sea.


An interactive website for microbial datasets built on top of the CyVerse Cyberinfrastructure to discover data and perform bioinformatics analyses.


Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Viral Ecology: Using the existing CyVerse cyberinfrastructure we are developing tools, data and metadata resources specific to viral ecology through the iVirus project.


A unifying framework for SCOPE datasets to integrate ‘omics data with more traditional physical, geological, geochemical, and biological data sets collected by SCOPE researchers.

Ocean Cloud Commons

The Ocean Cloud Commons (OCC) is a cloud-based resource and repository that allows researchers to query the Tara Oceans Expedition Data in the cloud; and makes available comparative metagenomic tools through the Ocean Treasure Box (OTB).


An online forum to increase connectivity and collaboration among virus ecology researchers.