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Megon J. Walker

    Graduate Student, Bioinformatics, Boston University

    Phone: 617-358-2174

    E-mail: megonw@bu.edu

Research Interests

  • Comparative genomic analyses of bacterial genomes. The projects have included applying a novel product hidden Markov model to find translation start sites, elucidating the dnaA transcription factor regulon, and identifying flhDC binding sites upstream of non-flagellar members of its regulon.
  • Active rule induction from drug datasets. Preliminary analysis of the 2001 KDD Cup thrombin dataset was performed by modeling query concepts in conjunctive normal form.
  • Pharmacophore-based docking and virtual screening.

 Publications, Presentations, & Posters

  • Walker, M. and Kasif, S. Active learning for compound screening. 229th American Chemical Society National Meeting. 2005 San Diego. (presentation)

  • ISMB 2004
  • Walker, M. and Kasif, S. Comparative Genomic Analysis of Lipid Biosynthesis Components of the DnaA Regulon. International Workshop in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. 2003 Dresden. (presentation)

  • Walker, M, Pavlovic, V., and Kasif, S.  A comparative genomic method for computational identification of prokaryotic translation initiation sites. Bioinformatics Workshop. 2002 Boston. (presentation)

  • Walker, M, Pavlovic, V., and Kasif, S.  A comparative genomic method for computational identification of prokaryotic translation initiation sites
    Nucl. Acids. Res. 2002 30: 3181-3191.(pdf)

  • Cade, B. and Walker, M. LocusMerge: an integrative DBMS tool for NCBI-derived data. Joint Workshop in Biophysics and Bioinformatics. 2001 Berlin. (poster)

Educational Background

  • 9/2000 - Present: Ph.D pre-candidate in bioinformatics at Boston University
  • 9/1998 - 5/2000: B.S. in biotechnology at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 9/1996 - 5/1998: A.A. in natural science at Simon's Rock College

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