BMCDB Graduate Student
Daniël is a fourth year PhD student from the Biochemical, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group and he is a shared student with Simon Chan. Daniël is also a member of the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology, and was a recipient of the NIH training grant in Biomolecular Technology.
Daniël joined the lab in Spring of 2009. His research project is focused on the evolution of the centromere tandem repeat sequences in hundreds eurkaryotes (plants, animals, fungi, protists and others) using bioinformatics. DNA sequences used to study these repeats come from different sequencing platforms, including Sanger, Illumina, 454, and PacBio.
Daniël received his BSc and MSc from Leiden University in the Netherlands. For his MSc he worked in Dr. Lipsky's lab at the NIH, studying the B lymphocyte immunoglobulin heavy chain repertoire. For his MSc thesis, Daniël worked in Prof. Dr. de Kloet's lab at the LACDR / Leiden University identifying SNPs in the mineralocorticoid receptor promoter of different inbred mouse strains. Following his MSc he moved to San Francisco where Daniël joined Dr. Pearce's lab at UCSF, working on understanding the signaling cascade regulation that regulate sodium reabsorption in kidney epithelium cells upon aldosterone treatment.
Mar 23, 2011: A Nature news article about genome assembly, with an interview of Ian Korf.
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