Institution: Monmouth College
Proposed research ideas:
I would love to learn more about working with the IMG, Integrated Microbial Genomes, database. My background would be best suited for incorporating additional data concerning purported HGT events into the database, but I would be open to working on another project which involves microbial genomes.
While I have taught a bioinformatics course at my institution, and served as a Fulbright Scholar in the area of bioinformatics, I still feel that I could use training in this field from practicing experts as well as expand my skill set in designing/performing research in this area. This program would thus serve as an excellent means of professional development for me.