The Caporaso Lab is located in the Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics at Northern Arizona University. We are an applied bioinformatics lab, developing and using software for studying communities of micro-organisms.
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Dr. Caporaso teaches graduate and undergraduate bioinformatics in the Biology and Computer Science departments at Northern Arizona University. You can find course websites and teaching materials on Dr. Caporaso's teaching website.

An Introduction to Applied Bioinformatics (or IAB) is an open source and free IPython Notebook based introductory bioinformatics text book being developed in the Caporaso Lab. For more information on IAB, see Dr. Caporaso's recent blog post on IAB and the IAB website.

All of the software developed in the Caporaso Lab is open source and free, and most of it is hosted in the biocore GitHub repository. You can find information on the individual projects by looking them up there. If you're looking for help with using QIIME, you should head to the QIIME Forum.

We are always on the lookout for exceptional post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, undergraduate students and research technicians (python programmers, typically) to join the lab. If you're interested in the human microbiome or microbiology of the built environment (e.g., offices, homes, hospitals, etc) and would like to work in the Caporaso Lab, you should e-mail Greg. Be sure to describe your research interests in your e-mail, and attach a CV or resume as a PDF.

Finding us
We're physically located in Room 220 of the Applied Research and Development (ARD) building at Northern Arizona University [map]. Dr. Caporaso's office is located in Room 224 of ARD, which is in the Room 220 office suite.

For updates on work in the Caporaso Lab, you can follow Greg on Twitter: