Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

Full-Time Faculty

Catherine Putonti

Title/s: Associate Professor of Biology and Computer Science

Office #: Doyle 304

Phone: 773.508.3277



Dr. Putonti joined Loyola in 2007 with a joint appointment in the departments of Biology and Computer Science.

Research Interests

Dr. Putonti's current research is computational biology. As a result of recent advances in sequencing techniques, the rate in which new biological data is becoming available far exceeds the rate in which one can perform analyses. Examining the wealth of information contained within genomic sequences presents numerous computational challenges necessitating the development of new algorithms and data structures. Her current studies focus on the distribution, compositional features and characteristics of short subsequences (n-mers or motifs) within genomic sequences.