Biographical Information


Dates Institution/Department Degree
1998-2004 Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico Ph. D., Biology
1995-1998 The University of New Mexico B.S., Biology
1994-1995 University of Puget Sound



North Carolina State UniversityAssociate ProfessorJanuary 2017-present
University of MissouriAssociate ProfessorSeptember 2014-December 2016
University of MissouriAssistant ProfessorSeptember 2008-2014
Trinity CollegePost-doctoral FellowProf. Kenneth Wolfe2005-2008
University of LeipzigPost-doctoral FellowProf. Peter Stadler2004


Funding Source: Dates
 Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship (Department of Energy) 2000-2004
Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center 1998-2004

Research Interests:


Conant, G. C. and Wagner, A.  "Variation of Relative Rates of Amino Acid Substitution in Functionally Different Protein Classes,"
 Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington D.C., 2001 and Mathematics And Molecular Biology VII, Santa Fe, NM, 2002.

Conant, G., Plimpton, S., Old, W., Wagner, A., Fain, P., and Heffelfinger, G.  "Parallel Genehunter: Implementation of a Linkage Analysis Package for Distributed-Memory Architectures,"  The Conference on High Speed Computing, Gleneden Beach, OR,  2002 and Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship Conference, Washington D. C., 2002.


I have taught the Anatomy and Physiology I lab at UNM and given lectures in molecular evolution to Molecular Medicine masters degrees students at Trinity.

Contact Information

Bioinformatics Research Center
North Carolina State University
1 Lampe Drive, Ricks Hall
Campus Box 7566
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone:  +1-919-515-8164
FAX: +1-919-515-7315