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Sushmita Roy Works onNaturePublication

July 21, 2007

Computer Science graduate student Sushmita Roy contributed to a paper published in the journal Nature, an accomplishment that also landed her as the lead headline on UNM's home page. Sushmita worked on a summer internship with Prof. Manolis Kellis and his team at MIT. The team used comparative genomics to analyze the genomes of 12 fly species. Sushmita is one of the authors on the paper discussing that work, "Discovery of Functional Elements in 12 Drosophila Genomes Using Evolutionary Signatures." Her internship was sponsored by the Program in Interdisciplinary Biological and Biomedical Sciences (PIBBS) at UNM and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Interfaces program, and arranged by Microbial Sequencing Center Director Bruce Birren (MIT) and Professor Margaret Werner-Washburne (UNM Biology). Sushmita earned her Master's from the department in 2005 and is currently working on her PhD with Professor Werner-Washburne and Computer Science