Our lab is interested in the development of computational approaches to interpret epigenomic data. Our focus is on the development of tools for the analysis of bisulfite sequencing data for measuring DNA methylation. We are developing alignment software for bisulfite converted reads as well as methods for the development of biomarkers for aging and health. We are also collecting DNA methylation data using next generation sequencing to study epigenetics in animals and plants. Our ultimate goal is to understand how age, health and environment impact the epigenome.