Ali J Berens

Graduate Student
Ph.D Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

353 Bessey Hall
Mailing Address:
253 Bessey Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011


  • Graduate student in the Ph.D program for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, ISU. 2010-Present
  • B.A. Mathematics, St. Olaf College. 2006-2010

Previous Research

  • Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology, Virginia Tech. Summer 2009
  • Mathematics Practicum, St. Olaf College. January 2010
  • BCB Research Rotation: Central Carbon Metabolism, Dr. Julie Dickerson, ISU. Fall 2010
  • BCB Research Rotation: Facial Recognition in Paper Wasps, Dr. Amy Toth, ISU. Winter 2011
  • BCB Research Rotation: Coding Potential Model, Dr. Karin Dorman, ISU. Spring 2011

Poster Presentation

Berens AJ, Toth AL. Development of Next Generation Sequencing Resources to Study Behavior in Social Wasps. Poster presented at: Statistical Analyses for Next Generation Sequencing Conference; 2011, September 26-27; Birmingham, AL.