Left to Right: Mercedeh Movassagh, Ozkan Aydemir, Patrick Marsh, Jeff Bailey, Alice Tran, Nick Hathaway, Yasin Kaymaz, (Jenniffer Moon),(MIA Guang Xu),(Cliff Odur),(Srinivas Chandrasekaran)
Our laboratory's major focus is understanding the role of human and pathogen variation in infectious disease. We are particularly interested in understanding copy number variation and segmental duplication which is often driven by host-pathogen interactions. Our studies traverse disciplines of genomics, genetics, and molecular evolution from studies of the basic definition of genomic structure and variation to population based association studies of disease and immunologic phenotypes. We leverage both experimental and computational approaches to generate and analyze high-throughput techniques including microarrays, whole-genome sequencing, and targeted deep sequencing. A central theme in the laboratory is our interest in malaria as well as other tropical infectious diseases.
We always welcome talented and motivated students who are interested in overlaping computational and wet-lab experience. If you are interested in rotating in our lab please email us with a copy of your CV attached to the following email: