Mary E. Delany
Current Graduate Students
Marla McPherson, Ph.D. Program
Department of Animal Science
B.S., 2010. Major: Biological Sciences; Minor: Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Ph.D.., University of California, Davis (In Progress)
Host–herpesvirus genome interactions in Marek’s disease pathology and oncogenesis.
Ingrid Youngworth, Ph.D. Program
Department of Animal Science
B.S., Microbiology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. 2012
M.S., Genetics, University of California, Davis (In Progress)
Genetic analyses of chicken developmental mutations
Laura Daniels, Staff Research Associate II
Terri Gessaro, Lab Assistant II. – .
Lisa Goldberg, Junior Specialist II
Andrew Jiang, Junior Specialist
Charmaine Robinson, Staff Research Associate II
Susan Swanberg, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar
Former Graduate Students
Charmaine Robinson, PhD Genetics 2013. Dissertation: Investigation of the Interactions between Marek’s Disease Virus and the Chicken Host Genome throughout Pathogenesis.
Beth Robb, PhD Genetics 2012. Dissertation: Developmental Syndromes in the Chicken: Mapping and Candidate Gene Studies.
Tom O'Hare, Ph.D., Genetics, 2011. Dissertation: Analysis of telomere length regulation in the chicken.
Andrew Webb, M.S., Genetics, 2010. Thesis: Causative Region Identification by 3K SNP Array and Candidate Gene Analysis of the Wingless-2 Mutation in Chickens
Hong Chang, Ph.D. Genetics, 2007. Dissertation: Alternative Splicing Variation of Chicken Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase.
Cyndie Gitter, M.S. Avian Sciences, 2006. Thesis: Genetic Mapping of Seven Developmental Mutations Found in the Domestic Chicken (Gallus gallus) by Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms.
Tom O'Hare, M.S., Animal Science, 2005. Thesis: Analysis of telomerase gene expression during normal growth and development of the chicken using quantitative real-time PCR.
Susan Swanberg, Ph.D., Genetics, 2005. Dissertation: Telomere length regulation in an avian model.
Kandi Rodrigue, M.S., Animal Biology, 2004. Thesis: Inheritance of ultra-long chicken telomere arrays in a highly inbred chicken line and mapping of an array to the W-chrmosome
Manolis Spanakos, M.S., Animal Science, 2003. Thesis: Expression of MHC genes during chicken embryo development.
Robin Keister, M.S., Avian Sciences, 2002. Research topic: Early embryonic MHC expression in the chicken..
Laura Daniels, M.S., Genetics, 2001. Thesis: Molecular Analysis of the 5s rDNA Array in Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)
Heather Taylor, M.S., Animal Science, 2000. Thesis: Ontology of telomerase in chicken: Impact of down-regulation on pre-and postnatal telomere length in vivo.
Volkan Gurel, M.S., Avian Sciences, 1998. Research topic: Nucleogenesis in primary and metastatic tumors induced by v-src.
Min Su, M.S., Genetics, 1997. Thesis: Ribosomal gene copy numbers in directionally-selected grandparent lines of commercial chickens.