Former BMCDB Graduate Student, now working for Shiv Grewal
Daniël was a PhD student from the Biochemical, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMCDB) Graduate Group and a shared student with Simon Chan. Danël was 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 was 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.
Dec 10, 2013: A short piece in the UC Davis Alumni Magazine that discusses the new Genomics undergraduate major that Ian Korf co-developed.
Nov 26, 2013: Ian Korf writes a News & Views piece for Nature Methods about two new comparisons of programs that work with RNA-seq data
Sep 24, 2013: An article on genome assembly by My Science Work includes an interview with Keith Bradnam about Assemblathon 2 & 3.
Aug 12, 2013: Biome Magazine includes a piece that features Ian Korf discussing a novel platform for bioinformatics education (with Daniel Barker)
Jul 22, 2013: The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.
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