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Dr. Daehwan Kim has been an assistant professor in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics since September 2017. He is a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Systems Biology. He is also a Michael L. Rosenberg Scholar in Medical Research and a Scholar of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).


(2017), Computer Sciences
Graduate School
(2017), Computer Sciences

Research Interest

  • Life Design Platform development: L++ (a computer programming language), LCC (a compiler), simulation, and visualization
  • Next-generation sequence alignment, and graph alignment of genomes and genotyping
  • Personalized medicine with a focus on cancer diagnosis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Centrifuge: rapid and sensitive classification of metagenomic sequences.
Kim D, Song L, Breitwieser FP, Salzberg SL Genome Res. 2016 Dec 26 12 1721-1729
Transcript-level expression analysis of RNA-seq experiments with HISAT, StringTie and Ballgown.
Pertea M, Kim D, Pertea GM, Leek JT, Salzberg SL Nat Protoc 2016 Sep 11 9 1650-67
Differential gene and transcript expression analysis of RNA-seq experiments with TopHat and Cufflinks.
Trapnell C, Roberts A, Goff L, Pertea G, Kim D, Kelley DR, Pimentel H, Salzberg SL, Rinn JL, Pachter L Nat Protoc 2012 Mar 7 3 562-78
TopHat-Fusion: an algorithm for discovery of novel fusion transcripts.
Kim D, Salzberg SL Genome Biol. 2011 Aug 12 8 R72
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Since 2011

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Department of Bioinformatics (2017)