Research Interests and Accomplishments
Seth Schobel is a Senior Bioinformatics Engineer in the Viral Genomics Group at JCVI. His interests include viral evolution, virus-host interaction, and high-throughput computational techniques. During his time at the institute Mr. Schobel has worked on a wide array of projects. Most recently he was involved in developing a viral genome sequence and annotation database as well as engineering an annotation and data delivery pipeline for viral genomes. He has also been involved in data management and data delivery efforts for tens of eukaryotic, hundreds of prokaryotic and thousands of viral genomes.
Mr. Schobel was hired by the institute in 2001 and initially worked as a closure specialist on the Trypanasoma brucei and cruzi genome projects. After working for several years in the closure department he transitioned to the informatics department and later the viral genomics group. In 2009 he received his MS in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Schobel is currently pursuing his PhD in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Genomics from the University of Maryland, College Park in the lab of Dr. John Glass of JCVI.
Prior to joining the institute Mr. Schobel completed a BS in Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics from the University of Maryland, while working as a Laboratory Technician at the USDA. At the USDA he worked on transformations of sugar beets and other plant species to improve pest resistance..