News

General
May 6, 2022
Raghav Awarded Campbell Scientific Graduate Fellowship
Raghav Kataria is a PhD student in the KAABiL lab. He is currently working on pathogen-host protein-protein interactions using computational tools and various molecular biology techniques in his research in bioinformatics. Raghav was recently awarded the "Campbell Scientific Graduate Fellowship", which is provided by "Apogee Instruments".
May 4, 2022
New HPC Admin: Colin Bernhardt
Colin is a Computer Engineering BS student who has recently started as the KAABiL HPC System Administrator. He will help to ensure that the high-performance computer cluster at the KAABiL lab works properly. He also helps maintain the website and helps install the software you can use on the HPC. If you are experiencing any problems with the site or the HPC, let him know.
May 25, 2021
New Undergrad Student Joined: Andrew Jouffray
Andrew is a computer science student and software developer. He currently works on developing a method to create datasets for deep learning image recognition tasks, enabling robots to generate their own training data.
May 24, 2021
Kolton Receives URCO Grant
Student researcher Kolton Hauck is mentored by Rakesh Kaundal, assistant professor of bioinformatics in the PSC department, and investigates protein-protein interactions (PPIs) that are necessary for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to gain access to host cells, replicate and proliferate.
Mar 3, 2021
New PhD Student: David
David is a CS PhD student from Colombia. He worked full-time as a full-stack software developer for 6 years while finishing his bachelor's degree in Software and Computer Engineering and got a MSc. degree in Computational Biology.
Feb 3, 2021
New Undergrad Student Joined: Kolton Hauck
Kolton is a Biological Engineering major and is working on a minor in Computer Science. He wants to use computers to solve modern-day biological problems. He enjoys eating, sleeping and working out.
Jan 11-15, 2020
Naveen presents at International Plant Animal Genome Conference
Naveen Duhan, a PhD student from our lab, attended the International Plant Animal Genome Conference in San Diego. He presented a poster on citSatdb and Greeningdb, and presented an oral talk on citSatdb.
Mar 21, 2020
New HPC Admin: Shelby McCowan
Shelby is a Biochemistry major who aspires to go into software engineering. He has worked with mobile apps, websites (including the front and back end), and desktop applications. He is a percussionist in his spare time.
Science
Jul 1, 2021
alfaNET: A new host-pathogen interactome tool is now online
alfaNET is a database implemented to provide host-pathogen interactome information to aid the development of molecular-based strategies to mitigate bacterial blight impact in Alfalfa.
Dec 1, 2019
deepHPI: A host-pathogen interactome tool
Models to predict HPI were generated by the combination of features and machine learning methods. The best models from this benchmark were implement in the DeepHPI webserver
March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Stats Tracker
KAABiL now has a COVID tracker! You can use our dashboard to see COVID stats around the world. Stay safe!
Media
November 4, 2021
USU Today - First International Heroes Night
Dr. Rakesh Kaundal has been selected for the 2021 International Faculty Recognition Award.
August 9, 2021
USU Today - NIH Funds USU Researchers' Work on Fathers' Nutrition and Children's Health
Dr. Kaundal is a Co-PI on a $1.56M research grant from the NIH.
April 6, 2021
USU Today - Uncovering Genes that Protect Alfalfa against Salinity Stress
Salt stress is an example of big data bringing immense benefits to plant science.
March 24, 2021
USU Today - Students Receive Grants to Conduct Undergraduate Research
Kolton Hauck is using big data to investigate diverse strands of SARS-CoV-2 virus.