Computer Science Department
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2424
Michael Schatz is affiliated with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Maryland in 2010.
Michael Schatz and his lab's 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. Moving forward, one of the main challenges facing computational biologists is the creation of analysis systems whose efficiency can match the dramatic improvements in sequencing throughput. As such, they are particularly interested in capitalizing on the latest advances in distributed and parallel computing to advance the state of the art in bioinformatics and genomics.