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Peterson Named Director of IGBB

May 24, 2012

Dr. Daniel Peterson has been appointed director of the Institute for Genomics, Biocomputing, and Biotechnology (IGBB) at Mississippi State University.

A professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, Peterson earned his bachelor, master and doctoral degrees from Colorado State University. He has been a faculty member at Mississippi State since 2002.

Peterson's research is focused on exploring the structure and evolution of eukaryotic genomes using genomic, cytogenetic, molecular biology and computational biology techniques.

IGBB was formed in 2011 through the merger of the Life Sciences and Biotechnology Institute and the Institute for Digital Biology. Peterson has led the newly merged institute as interim director since last fall. IGBB is a member of the High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State which is located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

View the IGBB web site.