Travis Wheeler

Travis Wheeler

Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair of Computer Science

Office: Social Sciences, Rm 420

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Algorithms (CSCI 332)

Computational Biology / Bioinformatics (CSCI 451 / 558)

Parallel Computing (CSCI 489 / 580)


Research Interests

My group develops methods in computational biology, with an emphasis on sequence analysis:

  • development of algorithms, primarily in the area of genomic, e.g. that increase the speed and power of sequence database search using profile hidden Markov models (in HMMER)
  • application of these methods to biology-motivated topics, especially those involving transposable elements and regulatory elements.

Visit my lab page ( to read more about my research and group.

The lab has open positions for motivated postdocs and students at all levels (PhD, Masters, Undergrad). Please drop me a line if you'd like to discuss possibilities.


A list of my publications can be found at Google Scholar


LBNL / Joint Genome Institute (Affiliate)

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology (Associated Faculty)