Research Explorations in Genomics


Sarah Elgin Ph.D.
Jeremy Buhler Ph.D.
Chris Shaffer Ph.D.

A collaborative laboratory investigation of a problem in genomics, including improving the quality of the genomic sequence of an organism and computer analysis of the data, annotating genes, repeat elements, and other features. In spring '18 the research problem will involve sequencing and annotation of D. takahashii, and comparison with D. melanogaster and other nearby species to discern patterns of genome organization related to control of gene expression. Contributing students become eligible to be co-authors on the resulting research publication. Credit: 4 units; will satisfy the Biology Department laboratory requirement. A Writing Intensive option is available (Bio 434W). Permission of the instructor required to enroll; please contact S. Elgin (


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