David A. McClellan

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, USA


David A. McClellan earned his B.S. (1991) and M.S. (1994) degrees from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. degree from Louisiana State University (1999). He filled a postdoctoral fellowship at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (1999-2000) sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He served as an Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University in the Department of Integrative Biology (2001-2007) where he helped design and implement the bioinformatics major for undergraduate students. Currently, he serves as a Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (2007-present). His primary interests are in evolutionary bioinformatics, especially DNA and protein sequence analysis, physicochemical evolution of proteins, and genome and metagenome evolution. He also is involved in the development of molecular evolutionary theory and analytical software packages (e.g., TreeSAAP). He has worked on empirical questions concerning several taxonomic groups, including humans, cetaceans, arthropods, plants, bacteria, and both human pathogenic and marine viruses.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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