My name is Sumaira Zaman and I am a first year Master's student in Jill Wegrzyn's Lab at the University of Connecticut in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (www.eeb.uconn.edu) department. We are a computational plant genomics lab, working on a wide variety of project, trying to save the earth one plant at a time (compgenomics.lab.uconn.edu/people/).
I have worked on a few plant genome annotation projects including
Douglas fir, walnut trees, loblolly pine, and the most current project, sugar pine. As much as I
enjoy annotating these beautiful trees, I feel there is a large gap regarding accurate gene prediction softwares that are easy to train. In my spare time, I like to think about how to fill this void.