Welcome to the lab website for USDA-ARS Computational Biologist Doreen Ware at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Research in my group focuses on understanding genome organization and evolution in plants. We use multi-disciplinary approaches that combine computational analysis, modeling and prediction with experimental verification. The research supports the implementation and development of bioinformatic tools including public websites, software, analysis methods and controlled vocabularies of general value to the larger bioinformatics, genomics and agronomic communities. The plant genomes studied include agronomically important grass genomes, as well as the model plant arabidopsis. Grasses are responsible for a large part of the world's caloric intake, as either animal feed or human consumption, and more recently have become commodities for renewable energy production. Research in my laboratory contributes to a foundation of knowledge for future agricultural security.