News

General
Aug 8, 2022
Mitchell Millerberg Completes Summer Internship
As Mitchell finishes his summer internship with us in the Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences department, we celebrate with pizza and soda pop. We had a short interview with him to ask him how his experience in the lab was.
Aug 1, 2022
Fulbright Scholar Joins the Lab: Simardeep Kaur
Miss Simardeep Kaur is a Nehru Doctoral Fulbright fellow at KAABiL Laboratory, USU. Her doctoral thesis focuses on deciphering the microRNA related modulations in contrasting rice genotypes under drought stress. As a Fulbright fellow she will be learning bioinformatic tools and softwares for comprehensive analysis of the data generated from her molecular biology related work from wet-lab experiments. She will be improving her skills to handle larger data set like those for methylome, transcriptome, lncRNAs, miRNAs, validation techniques and their analysis so that she can integrate molecular biology with bioinformatics to develop the drought tolerant agricultural crops.
June 1, 2022
New Intern: Mitchell Millerberg
Mitchell is an undergraduate student at Utah Valley University majoring in Biotechnology. He aspires to go into software engineering where he can solve biological problems with technology. During the summer of 2022, Mitchell will be working as an intern at Utah State University in the Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences department. During Mitchell's free time he enjoys camping and studying map topography.
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.
Science
May 31, 2022
ProFeatX: A New Tool to Extract Protein Features
ProFeatX is a tool to help you extract protein features in a fast and efficient way. It contains 32 encodings to help facilitate this process. By extracting these features, you can use them as input for machine learning methods.
Oct 1, 2022
HuCoVarIA
SARS-CoV-2, a betacoronavirus, and the pathogen that causes COVID-19, has impacted the world in a variety of ways.
April 1, 2022
TRustDB
TRustDB, a database for Triticum aestivum -Puccinia species protein-protein interactions, provides valuable information about the Puccinia species, which includes various functional protein annotations
Jan 1, 2022
TritiKBdb
Here, we report the development of a comprehensive database and webserver, TritiKBdb, that implements various tools to study the protein-protein interactions in the Triticum species-Tilletia indica pathosystem.
Dec 1, 2021
deepNEC
We propose deepNEC, a novel end-to-end feature selection and classification model training approach for nitrogen biochemical network-related enzyme prediction.
Oct 1, 2021
WeCoNET
Wheat (Triticum aestivum), the most widely cultivated crop in the world, ranks third and counts to around 35% of the total grains produced around the globe.
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.
April 1, 2021
Malivhu
Malivhu lets the user input two protein sequences: the virus and the host proteins.
Jan 1, 2021
HuCoPIA
We present the HuCoPIA database, which contains approximately 100,000 protein-protein interactions between human proteins and three strains (SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV and MERS) of betacoronavirus.
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
March 1, 2022 Cultivate
Bioinformatics: Big Data Pushing the Boundaries of Human Knowledge
View the cultivate magazine for more info.
February 1, 2022 USU Today
Students Prepare to Present Research at State Capitol
A group of undergraduates will share their research findings at the annual Research on Capitol Hill.
January 10, 2022 USU Today
USU Bioinformatics Expert Hopes Big Data Lab Will Revolutionize More Fields of Research
Rakesh Kaundal's Contributions to Bioinformatics Push the Boundaries of Human Knowledge
December 14, 2021 USU Today
USU Student Uses Undergraduate Research Grant to Train AI for Weeding
The artificial intelligence revolution is coming, and there is nowhere to hide — at least, not for weeds.
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.
May 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.