Mikayla Buckley

As a Computational Biology major, I focus mainly on the complex computational analyses of biological data. My project for the Mast Lab involves using machine learning and text mining to classify instances of phenological anomalies in the iDigBio database. This tool will be useful to the community as it will allow researchers to predict anomalous specimens before performing their analyses as well as give collectors an insight into how their language can be used to better denote anomalies.

This past summer I also had the opportunity to participate in the Space Life Sciences Training Program at NASA Ames Research Center where I worked on a bioinformatics project for GeneLab. There I looked at the effects of novel gene expression data processing techniques on downstream results under the mentorship of Dr. Homer Fogle.

Outside of the classroom I am a member of the Women's Club Soccer team, the Environmental Service Program, the Fellowship of Computational Scientists at FSU, the FSU Honors Student Association, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish National Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and am a student member of the American Society for Space and Gravitational Research

Undergraduate Student
Education and Employment History: 

I am pursuing a Bachelors's degree in Computational Biology with minors in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Spanish from Florida State University. I expect to graduate in May of 2020.

Contact info: 

Email: mnb17@my.fsu.edu

Phone: (614) 483-1203