Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.
Daehwan Kim, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170068
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Date Awarded: 
August 16, 2017
Grant Amount: 

The entire human genome consists of six billion letters; if it had to be stored in books it would fill a library with thousands of volumes. This poses a challenge for scientists and physicians who are looking for single-letter typos — corresponding to genetic defects or cancer — in this multi-volume encyclopedia. Especially since normal genomes, coding for characteristics such as eye or hair color, can vary between individuals.

Now a computational biologist at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center proposes to find a new way to quickly compare genetic sequences with the entire reference volume — a task that currently requires either using incomplete sequences or enormous computing power.

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