Bioinformatics Research Scientist
604 Riffe Building
496 W 12th Avenue
Areas of Expertise
- Population genetics
- B.S. Biological Sciences, Marshall University
- PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University
Michael received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Marshall University and a PhD in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University. His graduate work focused on using population genetic approaches to address questions of ecology and conservation in various groups of fishes. As a postdoc, he used genomic methods to better understand evolutionary histories and current demographic characteristics of a number of taxa; especially those of conservation interest. This included work in the wet lab developing genomic protocols for Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS), and in the dry lab writing and utilizing bioinformatic software for genomic analyses.
In 2016, Dr. Sovic joined a genomics core facility (OSU-James Comprehensive Cancer Center Genomics Shared Resource), where he performed library generation and Illumina sequencing for RNAseq, whole genome, exome, miRNA, and bisulfite-seq studies, among others, and then subsequently worked as Biomedical Informatics Specialist in the OSU College of Pharmacy, doing bioinformatics analyses for RNAseq, miRNA, and genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of various cancers.