Kevin Carr is a Bioinformatics Specialist at MSU. He received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1984 and his MS in Biochemistry from Michigan State University in 1994. has over eleven year’s experience in bioinformatic analysis of DNA sequence data. This includes expertise in a broad range of tools and techniques for assembling, aligning, identifying and annotating sequence data. For the past six years he has worked almost exclusively with Next Generation Sequence data from the Roche/454 and Illumina platforms and is well versed in the requirements and methods for management and processing of massively parallel sequencing data. Additionally, he has particular expertise in the areas of small genome assembly, de novo transcriptome assembly, RNA-Seq analysis and genome browsers.