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  • BS, Brigham Young University
  • PhD, Rutgers University


Paul B. Frandsen is an Assistant Professor of Genetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology at Brigham Young University and is interested in the development of bioinformatics tools, biodiversity genomics, and the application of machine learning to biodiversity data. Paul earned his PhD at Rutgers University where his research focused on insect phylogenomics. Previous to his current appointment at BYU, Paul worked as a Bioinformatics Analyst then as a Research Data Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution where, with Dr. Rebecca B. Dikow, he co-founded the Data Science Lab, an initiative to bring big data expertise into the Smithsonian. He remains a Research Associate of the Data Science Lab where he is involved in several projects concerning conservation genomics and big data.

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