Alejandro Walker, PhD

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As a Computational Biologist, Dr. Alejandro R. Walker develops and implements novel pipelines focused on the analysis of -omics datasets ranging from RNA-seq, mass-spec, metabolomics, proteomics and phylogenetic relationships of bacteria across multiple genomes from clinical isolates. Additionally, he is highly interested in unravelling the complex structure of metagenomes associated with the oral microbiome and its possible interactions with other metagenomes within the human host. The exploration of metagenomes has a strong bioinformatics component and provides data that has already been proven to be an excellent source of information for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning approaches.  The longterm goal is to continue to build a knowledge base that will ultimately assist in the development of novel therapeutic strategies to promote or maintain oral and systemic health.