GenomicsAll developmental and cellular processes are ultimately encoded in information residing in the genome. The phenotype of an organism is the result of the spatially- and temporally-coordinated expression of this genetic information. Genome sciences seek to disentangle these complex systems using a combination of high-throughput wet-lab approaches and computational tools. New advances in enabling technologies, such as next-generation sequencing, continue to give genomics a valuable role in understanding the fundamentals of gene regulation and phenotypic variation. In addition, the integration of genomics and medicine has provided critical information on the biological pathways leading to disease, and will continue to pave the way towards novel, and increasingly personalized medical treatments. Current research interests in our group include epigenetics and RNAi, the characterization of fungal secondary metabolites, uncovering the genetic basis of phenotypic variation with genome-scale tools, and elucidating key neurodevelopmental mechanisms.

Select a faculty member below to learn more about their research in this area:

Dr. Brian Ackley
Associate Professor, Research Coordinator
(785) 864-5821
5004 Haworth

Interactions between neurons and their environment during development

Dr. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Dr. Stuart Macdonald
Professor, Associate Chair
Haworth Hall, Room 4043

Genetics of complex traits, Genome biology, Drosophila quantitative genetics.

Dr. Berl Oakley
Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology
(785) 864-8170
7050 Haworth

Mitosis, gamma-tubulin function, cell cycle regulation and fungal secondary metabolites.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.

Assistant Professor
(785) 864-1679
Haworth 4055A

The evolutionary consequences of conflict within and between genomes

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