Alex Crits-Christoph

I am currently a graduate student in Microbiology at University of Calfornia, Berkeley.

Computational analysis of microbiomes; evolution and ecology of microbes and viruses; CRISPR genome editing; bioinformatics software and web development; statistics and machine learning applied to genomics.
BA in Biophysics from Johns Hopkins (2016)
2015-current - data analysis @ Second Genome,
2016 summer - genomics @ Caribou Biosciences,
2012-2016 - microbial genomics @ DiRuggiero lab at JHU,
2014 - Google Summer of Code.

In the past I have collaborated on individual projects with Marc Halushka, Gary Bader and Mohammed Helmy, and Rachel Karchin. My email and Github are at the top of this page.

Publications / Projects

Crits‐Christoph, Alexander, Diego R. Gelsinger, Bing Ma, Jacek Wierzchos, Jacques Ravel, Alfonso Davila, M. Cristina Casero, and Jocelyne DiRuggiero. "Functional interactions of archaea, bacteria, and viruses in a hypersaline endolithic community." Environmental Microbiology (2016).

Crits-Christoph, Alexander, Courtney K. Robinson, Bing Ma, Jacques Ravel, Jacek Wierzchos, Carmen Ascaso, Octavio Artieda, Virginia Souza-Egipsy, M. Cristina Casero, and Jocelyne DiRuggiero. "Phylogenetic and functional substrate specificity for endolithic microbial communities in hyper-arid environments." Frontiers in Microbiology 7 (2016).

McCall, Matthew N., Alexander S. Baras, Alexander Crits-Christoph, Roxann Ingersoll, Melissa A. McAlexander, Kenneth W. Witwer, and Marc K. Halushka. "A benchmark for microRNA quantification algorithms using the OpenArray platform." BMC bioinformatics 17, no. 1 (2016): 1.

Crits-Christoph, Alexander, Courtney K. Robinson, Tyler Barnum, W. Florian Fricke, Alfonso F. Davila, Bruno Jedynak, Christopher P. McKay, and Jocelyne DiRuggiero. "Colonization patterns of soil microbial communities in the Atacama Desert." Microbiome 1, no. 1 (2013): 28.

Robinson, Courtney K., Jacek Wierzchos, Celeste Black, Alexander Crits-Christoph, Bing Ma, Jacques Ravel, Carmen Ascaso et al. "Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert". Environmental Microbiology. (2014).