Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Associate Program Head
Herbold Computational Biology Program, Fred Hutch
Dr. Frederick “Erick” Matsen is an expert in computational biology, which is the science of using biological data to develop computer algorithms, or programs, to understand biological systems and relationships. His research team has developed new methods to analyze data generated by sequencing the DNA of viruses, immune cells and complex environmental samples containing many microorganisms. The team also pursues more abstract questions about the methods used to construct evolutionary trees. Another focus of Dr. Matsen’s work is on improving software used in computational biology, both by developing open source tools and by contributing to work on larger, collaborative projects.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Affiliate Associate Professor of Genome Sciences and of Statistics
University of Washington
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Ph.D. in Mathematics, June 2006
Universit´e de Paris 13, Paris, France. D.E.A. in Mathematics, June 2001
Stanford University, Stanford, CA. B.S. in Mathematics with honors, June 2000
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