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Genomics

Results of a transcriptome study by Libertas Academia

Genomic research in the biology department utilizes bioinformatic analysis of genome and transcriptome datasets to address questions on the genetics of disease, population genetics, microbiome function, and the control of gene expression. This work is supported by access to the University's core genomics facilities and free access to Drexel’s Proteus Computing Cluster.

Faculty Conducting Research in Genomics

Contact Specialization
Michael Akins
Assistant Professor
PISB 319
mra69@drexel.edu
Experience-dependent plasticity in the mammalian nervous system; post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in neurons
Felice Elefant , Ph.D.
Professor, Director of the Biology Graduate Program
PISB 317
fe22@drexel.edu

My research program is focused on understanding epigenetic mechanisms that govern higher order brain function via chromatin packaging in neurons.

Tali Gidalevitz
Assistant Professor
PISB 418
Tali.gidalevitz@drexel.edu

My lab aims to understand the mechanisms that maintain healthy protein folding environment in the cell, and how they fail in neurodegenerative diseases and aging. We use genetic and live imaging approaches in a genetically tractable organism, C. elegans, as discovery tools, and apply the findings to mammalian systems.

Mary Katherine Gonder
Director, Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program; Co-Founder, Central African Biodiversity Alliance; Professor
PISB 420
mkg62@drexel.edu
Genomics, evolutionary processes, tropical biodiversity, conservation science, educational capacity building
Aleister Saunders, PhD
Senior Vice Provost for Research; Professor
104 Left Bank
Aleister.Saunders@drexel.edu
Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular/Cellular Biology