Ben Tully is a microbiologist & bioinformatian working in the marine environment. He previously led the Environmental Bioinformatics lab at the University of Southern California. Research in the lab involves studying microbial communities and functions through the tool of metagenomics – previous and ongoing research has involved the surface ocean, hypersaline lakes, deep-sea oligotrophic sediments, the subsurface marine aquifer, hydrothermal vent fluids, and the human gut. As part of this research, the lab also worked to develop new bioinformatic tools and approaches that capitalizes on the growing number of environmental microbial genomes. The lab supported efforts in generating and propagating open data standards and submission to preprint archives.
Tully received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 2013. In 2014, he joined the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations as their Bioinformatic Specialist. In 2021, he joined the Wrigley Institute of Environmental Studies as a Senior Scientist developing research under the Earth & Environmental Systems pillar. In 2022, he will be joining the biotech start-up TinyHealth as their Lead Bioinformatician.
His email is tully dot bj at gmail dot com
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