My lab creates new computational methodologies for efficient and accurate comparative genomic analyses – especially in the context of complex evolutionary scenarios – and then connects the resulting insights to phenotype and function.
The end goal of our big-data-driven approach is to generate hypotheses that result in new biological and biomedical discoveries.

A note to prospective students and postdoctoral researchers:
If you are interested in pursuing research in bioinformatics and computational biology, I'd love to talk to you! Please email me.
I will teach CSE 836, "Computational Comparative Genomics with Applications in Biology and Human Health" in fall 2016, and I encourage interested students to enroll.

  • E-mail: kjl<at>msu.edu
  • Phone: 517-355-5240
  • Office: 2128 Engineering
  • Mail:
  • 3115 Engineering Building
  • 428 S. Shaw Lane
  • East Lansing, MI 48824