Our lab focuses on parasite genomics and the biology of genome evolution (nuclear and organellar). The genome sequences of parasitic eukaryotes are often highly-reduced, devoid of recognizable mobile elements and riddled with intracellular and lateral gene transfers. Our approach is to apply molecular, computational and phylogenetic tools to the analysis of parasite DNA. Projects include comparative genomics and the systems biology of host-pathogen interactions as well as the development of tools for data integration, data mining. Research focuses Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium species. Researchers in our group work at the bench, at the computer, or both.