Katherine St. John

New Zealand, 2013
Students, 2010
Graduation, 2005
MSRI, 1996

I am a professor in the mathematics and computer science department at Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY). I also hold appointments to the doctoral faculty of anthropology and of computer science at the Graduate Center of CUNY, as well as being a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History (invertebrate zoology and NYCEP).

My research interests lie in the intersection of biology, computing, and mathematics, focusing on tree structures used to model evolutionary histories, binary search trees, and ways to compare and visualize these structures. See my research page for recent publications and grant funding and treespace working group for recent activies. If you are a student (undergraduate or graduate) interested in working on a research project, please see my student research page.

With Prof. Megan Owen, I run an NSF-sponsored academic year research experience for undergraduates (REU) program. I am also part of a new education initiatve, BridgeUp: STEM, at the American Museum of Natural History to encourage the pursuit of data science. In addition to research and teaching, my service includes co-chairing the Lehman College's Data Science Initiative.

I am no longer the primary contact for introductory programming and internship programs:

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If you would like to reach me, the best way is email to: stjohn AT lehman cuny edu.