Pavel Pevzner

Ronald R. Taylor Professor of Computer Science
Director, NIH Center for Computational Mass Spectrometry

It is impossible to imagine modern biology without computational ideas developed by bioinformatics pioneers in the last two decades. Today, computational molecular biology remains a wild frontier with still unexplored boundaries.

Bioinformatics is often defined as applications of computers in biology. We respectfully disagree: reducing bioinformatics to “applications of computers in biology” diminishes the rich intellectual content of bioinformatics. Indeed, bioinformatics has become a part of modern biology and often dictates new fashions, enables new approaches, and drives further biological developments. Our lab is well equipped with the appropriate gear and ammunition to continue explorations of uncharted bioinformatics territories.


Bioinformatics postdoctoral positions available

NIH- and HHMI-funded postdoctoral positions are available in Pavel Pevzner's lab at the University of California at San Diego.

Applicants should either have experience in bioinformatics or have strong background in theoretical computer science or combinatorics and burning desire to work in the field of bioinformatics.

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I am interested in new approaches to teaching computational molecular biology at both undergraduate and graduate level:

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