The main research focus is on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. My current research projects include developing methods for memory efficient methods for de novo transcriptome assembly and whole genome assembly for mammalian sized genomes. The advent of High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) has enabled us to obtain massive amounts of DNA and RNA data from various *-seq experiments. However working with this data can be nontrivial. In organisms without a known or well annotated reference genome this is requires a considerable computational effort to construct the genome or transcriptome from scratch. One of the major bottlenecks is memory usage that is made worse from the presence of errors in the sequencing reads. My work focuses on developing algorithms and software to reduce the amount of memory needed so that smaller labs can work with novel data without access to a supercomputer. Additionally we are developing a robust assembly platform that has been used for de novo RNA-seq assembly and de novo Mitochondrial assembly.