Genetics Graduate Student
I completed my PhD on "Computational and Molecular Studies of Intron- Mediated Enhancement (IME) of Gene Expression in A. thaliana". IME refers to increase in gene expression via mRNA accumulation that is caused by inclusion of an intron close to the start of the transcription unit. IME is NOT a classical enhancer effect. To find out more about IME read:
Rose A.B., Emami S., Bradnam K., Korf I.F. (2011) Evidence for a DNA-based mechanism of intron-mediated enhancement, Frontiers in Plant Genetics and Genomics 2:98
Very broadly speaking, my current professional interests are in: synthetic biology, systems biology, complexity science, applications of machine learning algorithms in mining high-throughput "omics" data and entrepreneurship.
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Institution for Science at Stanford. My current project is to use machine learning and synthetic biology techniques to characterize cis-regulatory elements in A. thaliana.
Mar 23, 2011: A Nature news article about genome assembly, with an interview of Ian Korf.
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