Haktan is a MSc Student in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation at Virginia Tech University. He studies bioinformatics and does computational analyses with gene expression data. Haktan has focused on understanding gene expression network architecture and evolution related to the wood-forming tissues in poplar (Populus trichocarpa). For computational analyses, he uses mostly Perl and R. He develops bioinformatics modules and makes them available to a wider public through CPAN, a Perl Archive Network. For more information, please visit his website.