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Coral Reef (Bruno Lab)

VISION AND BALHOFF RECEIVE $328,00 NSF AWARD

The Todd Vision lab, together with co-PI James Balhoff of RENCI, has received a three year $328,000 award from the National Science Foundation for an Advances in Bioinformatics project entitled “Enabling machine-actionable semantics for comparative analyses of trait evolution”. Additional funded collaborators are at Duke University, the University of South Dakota, and Virginia Tech. The team will extend software technology developed by Vision and colleagues through the Phenoscape project to address three long-standing limitations to comparative studies of trait evolution: recombining trait data, modeling trait evolution, and generating testable hypotheses for the drivers of trait adaptation.