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shahrame@stanford.edu

Shahram Emami

Genetics Graduate Student

Biography

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

Research interests

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.

Publications

  • 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
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Korf Lab in the news

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


Nov 1, 2013: Keith B. and Kristen are both featured in a piece on Inquiring Minds as part of the new One UC Davis campaign.


Nov 1, 2013: Kristen made a list of the Top 10 moments of the IMGC symposium for the SPLASH! newsletter


Oct 1, 2013: The new paper by Lemay et al., was featured in This Week in PLOS by Genome Web.


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)


Aug 8, 2013: Biome, the online magazine for BioMed Central, features an extensive Q&A with Keith Bradnam about the Assemblathon 2 paper.


Jul 22, 2013: The News blog at Nature.com writes about the Assemblathon 2 paper.

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