"Marching to a different kettle of fish." 
John Karro
Research Associate
Center for Comparitive Genomics and Bioinformatics
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 466-2049

Email: jkarro at acm dot org
Office: 506B Wartik

Profession Experience and Degrees

Awards and Honors

Areas of Research Interest

Biographical Sketch

I received a BS degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the College of William and Mary in 1994, my masters in Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1997, and my Ph.D. in 2000 (also at the University of Virginia). From 2000 to 2003 I taught in the Computer Science program at Oberlin College, as position which I left to take a position at in the Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University to re-focus my research into bioinformatics. In 2004 I received an NIH fellowship to support this research at the Pennsylvania State University Center for Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics, where I will remain through June, 2007. For further information, see my vitae.


Current research projects:

  1. Neutral substitution rate variation at the genomic level.
  2. Identification of genomic regions under selective pressure.
  3. Identification and dating of large-scale genomic duplications.
  4. Reconstruction of the mammalian ancestral genome.
  5. Investigation of the phylogenetic history of the Calpain protein family.
  6. Collaboration on the Macaque project -- an analysis of the first published sequence of the Rhesus monkey.


Other Interests and Hobbies


"The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we have finished building it."

Last modified Nov. 3, 2006