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Travis Wheeler, Assistant Professor

Location: Social Sciences, Rm 412

Phone: (406) 243-6219

Research Interests

My group develops methods in computational biology, with an emphasis on sequence analysis:

  • development of algorithms that increase the speed and power of homology search using profile hidden Markov models,
  • implementation of those methods in the highly-used HMMER homology search toolkit, and
  • application of these methods to biology-motivated topics, especially those involving transposable elements and regulatory elements.

Visit my lab page ( to read more about my research and group.

The lab has open positions for motivated postdocs and students at all levels (PhD, Masters, Undergrad). Please drop me a line if you'd like to discuss possibilities.


Computational Biology / Bioinformatics (CSCI 451 / 558)

Algorithms (CSCI 332)

Parallel Computing (CSCI 491 / 595)



A list of my publications can be found at Google Scholar