Rene Francolini: Using computational biology talents for Maine-eDNA program 

Graduate research assistant Rene Francolini will employ her knowledge of computational biology to tackle research in the Maine-eDNA program. 

Sequencing eDNA produces large amounts of data, and Francolini, a University of Maine Ph.D. student of marine sciences, can parse through and manipulate it for analysis using computational programs and models. She previously worked on eDNA projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Her work for the Maine-eDNA program, an initiative of Maine EPSCoR, focuses on kelp forests. 

“I love doing fieldwork and collecting samples, but I also love doing the molecular and computational work,” Francolini says. 

Read more about Francolini on the Maine EPSCoR website.

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