Contact information

Please contact Dr. (C.) Titus Brown directly at He spends most of his time in 2228(C) BPS.

If you're going to ask him for a recommendation letter, please read this blog post by Jonathan Eisen first. I would like to be asked at least two weeks before the deadline!

The GED computational lab space is BPS 2228.

Mailing address:

C. Titus Brown
2215 Biomedical and Physical Sciences
567 Wilson Road
Michigan State U.
East Lansing, MI

Joining the Lab

Our research largely centers around making sense of biological data, which involves working with many different "wet lab" and field biologists on data analysis from many different systems. We are also very interested in sustainable scientific software development practice and open source software development. We are interested in working with computer scientists, biologists, physicists, engineers, and more.

If you are interested in graduate school, please apply to MSU before contacting me. I take PhD students through the Computer Science and BioMolecular Science graduate programs, and I am also affiliated with the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior graduate program, and the Quantitative Biology Graduate Program. Note, BEACON and QB do not take graduate students directly!

If you are already an MSU student and would like to visit the lab, please contact us directly.

If you are interested in applying to MSU to work with Dr. Brown, please contact him via e-mail with your C.V. and a (short!) description of what you're interested in doing.

In both cases, please indicate that you have read this Web site by including the phrase "skylar dragon" in your e-mail. I will use this to filter out people who don't know how to use google or have too short an attention span to read my lab Web site thoroughly.