Advisor: Dr. Gavin Conant
Polyploidy and plant genome evolution
I am studying the molecular evolution of post-polyploidization Brassica species including B. rapa, B. olecarea and B. napus.Papers:
Emery et al. 2018. Preferential retention of genes from one parental genome after polyploidy illustrates the nature and scope of the genomic conflicts induced by hybridization. PLoS Genet 14(3):e1007267
Hao et al. 2018. Patterns of population variation in two paleopolyploid eudicot lineages suggest that dosage-based selection on homeologs is long-lived. Genome Biol Evol 10(3):999-1011
Mammalian genome evolution
Baby Genomics: tracing the evolutionary changes that gave rise to placentation.
Ovine ruminal metagenomics
Wolff et al. 2017. Diet shifts provoke complex and variable changes in the metabolic networks of the ruminal microbiome. Microbiome 5(1):60
Consulting project for ST810
Differential gene expression in the brains of wild island and laboratory mouse strains. In consultation with Nicolette Petervary and Dr. John Godwin.
An R Shiny app for Mendelian Randomization with Biomarker Associations for Causality with Outcomes.
An R package that classifies cells and clusters in single-cell RNA sequencing experiments using reference bulk RNA-seq data sets, gene signatures or marker genes.