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This is the departmental website of Aaron Darling.
You may tour my accomplishments at the following urls:

A versatile C++ library for developing software which accesses genetic sequence data:

DMSort: An entry to the 2002 Indy PennySort benchmark

mpiBLAST: An open source parallelization of NCBI-BLAST using database segmentation

ASAP: A Systematic Annotation Package for Community Analysis of Genomes

GRIL: Genome Inversion and Rearrangement Locator

Mauve: Multiple Genome Alignment

..current research..

fast multiple sequence alignments and inference of evolutionary events. Check out Mauve

In January 2003 I joined the elite group of published academia.

ASAP, a systematic annotation package for community analysis of genomes. Jeremy D. Glasner, Paul Liss, Guy Plunkett III, Aaron Darling, Tejasvini Prasad, Michael Rusch, Alexis Byrnes, Michael Gilson, Bryan Biehl, Frederick R. Blattner, and Nicole T. Perna.
Nucl. Acids. Res. 2003 31: 147-151

My publication tour de force continued with

Complete genome sequence and comparative genomics of Shigella flexneri serotype 2a strain 2457T. Wei J, Goldberg MB, Burland V, Venkatesan MM, Deng W, Fournier G, Mayhew GF, Plunkett G 3rd, Rose DJ, Darling A, Mau B, Perna NT, Payne SM, Runyen-Janecky LJ, Zhou S, Schwartz DC, Blattner FR. Infect Immun 2003 May;71(5):2775-86

Then I unleashed this into the world

The design, implementation, and evaluation of mpiBLAST. Aaron Darling, Lucas Carey, Wu-chun Feng. ClusterWorld 2003. June 23-26 2003, San Jose, CA. [download]

And then this

GRIL: Genome Rearrangement and Inversion Locator. Aaron E. Darling, Bob Mau, Frederick R. Blattner, Nicole T. Perna. Bioinformatics 2004 Jan;20(1);In Press

..other junk..
This is all stuff for which I'm responsible.

finger lots of lab computers to find somebody with this perl script.

a crackintosh[tm] Tic tac toe game. try to find the "easteregg"

another crackintosh[tm] game. This one teaches some turkish while playing breakout. Yeh, I know it sounds strange, you'll just have to find a mac to try it on.

a Java[tm] maze game, lead a man through a maze avoiding the dogs on your way to the computer.

April 03, 2002:
I went snowboarding last week!
See me landing, my brother flying, and us sitting.



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