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PhD projects:

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.

Status: data analysis

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.

Status: data analysis and writing

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

Status: completed

Side projects:

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.

Status: completed

MR_BACOn

An R Shiny app for Mendelian Randomization with Biomarker Associations for Causality with Outcomes.

Status: in development

clustifyR

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.

Status: in development