Research interest: Dissect cellular and molecular mechanisms of genetic resistance to virus infection (avian influenza virus and Newcastle disease virus) in poultry using genomic and bioinformatics approaches.
Postdocs, Visiting Scholars, and Project Scientists
Research interests: Characterization of pig prolactin receptor expression. Developing porcine models of breast cancer. Lab management and supervision of students.
Research interests: Phylogeography, Phylogenetics, population genomics, bio-informatics
My research focus on Environmental Toxicology and Human Health.
Annotate functional regulatory elements in chicken, pig and cattle genomes using integrative “omic” data including RNA-seq, DNase-seq, ChIP-seq etc.
Research interests: experiments using an existing refugial population of delta smelt, identify a genetic marker for sex determination in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) using Illumina high-throughput sequencing, and analyze relatedness and identify migratory patterns among raptors in the San Francisco Bay Area using microsatellite genotyping
I have a broad range of interests and enjoy collaborating with agency biologists and other researchers to use genetic tools to manage threatened and endangered species.
Research interests: Environmental, nutritional, and metabolic determinants of preantral follicle development. Characterization of bovine ovarian stem cells. Nuclear transfer. Assisted reproductive biotechnologies
Co-advised by Peter Moyle and the Center for Watershed Sciences, I am exploring bioinformatic and genomic applications for understanding population and species-level questions related to freshwater fishes.
My long term research interests involve the development of a comprehensive understanding of key behavioral pathways and how alterations in gene expression and proteins contribute to animal welfare as well as development and validation of welfare assessment methods.