Genetics Graduate Student
Like my cubicle-mate Abby, I also graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Genetics and just couldn't pass up the opportunity to stay in Davis a few more years. I am currently working on my Master's on the nested gene phenomena in worm genomes. Since the discovery of nested genes (genes which are fully ensconced in the intron of another gene) during the mid 1980s, rapid advancement in sequencing technologies has afforded us many new genomes to comb through. By identifying and studying the characteristics of these nested genes, I will gain insight on points such as their method of origin, conservation of orthologs, and applications for evolutionary flags in speciation, among others.
Mar 23, 2011: A Nature news article about genome assembly, with an interview of Ian Korf.
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