My research recently has focused on the MAKER annotation tool. As part of my work, I have adapted it for use with the Work Queue distributed computing framework. We are now capable of running MAKER annotations on distributed heterogeneous systems. Additionally, I have been working with CEGMA (Core Eukaryotic Gene Mapping Approach) to create initial HMMs for use with the SNAP ab-initio gene predictor. This work has primarily been in support of the Vectorbase site.