Examples of Possible 2018-2019 Rotation Projects

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If a BCB faculty member is not listed below, and you wish to learn more about their research, don't hesitate to contact them to discuss a possible rotation with them. Research needs can change quickly. It is always a good idea to communicate with faculty about their research if you are interested in learning more about it.

Carson Andorf, Computer Science

Dr. Andorf could provide rotation opportunities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  He leads the USDA-ARS funded MaizeGDB project. MaizeGDB is the model organism database for maize with the primary role to identify high quality, high impact datasets and develop novel integration, storage, and display solutions for their incorporation into the database.  He also work on various research projects including genome assembly, annotation, and evaluation, identifying regulatory roles of secondary DNA structures, identifying and analyzing interaction networks, and using machine learning techniques to predict protein function, protein-protein interactions, and tissue-specific gene expression and protein abundance.

Anne Bronikowski, Ecology, Environment and Organismal Biology

Contact her to discuss rotation possibilities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Oliver Eulenstein Computer Science

Contact him to ask about rotation opportunities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.

Iddo Friedberg VMPM

Contact him to ask about a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. His website is here. His areas of research interest include evolution of protein function; evolution of operons and gene neighborhoods; protein structure-function relationships; metagenomics, host-microbiome interactions, and computational protein function prediction.

Eric Henderson Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Eric may have a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Contact him for details here.

Adina Howe  Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering

Please contact her to discuss the possibility of rotations for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  Project:  Assembly and function of nectar microbial communities. The goal of this project is to study the ecology of microorganisms that are found in floral nectar. The results will be used to understand how the following three dimensions of biodiversity affect one another: genetic diversity of the most common species of nectar-colonizing yeast; species diversity of the bacteria that also colonize nectar; and functional diversity of the yeast and bacteria in their effects on the chemical characteristics of nectar and the consequences for pollination success and seed production.   In general, students in our group work on a large variety of projects integrating biological and environmental datasets to understand complex interactions.  More information can be found at www.germslab.org.

Guiping Hu Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

She has a 2018-2019 rotation research opportunity. Her research rotation will involve data analytics and decision making for plant and animal breeding.

Dennis Lavrov EEOB

Has a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.  Please contact him if you are interested in a rotation. 

Carolyn Lawrence-Dill Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Carolyn may have a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Contact her for details here.

Crystal Lu EEOB

Has a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. Please contact her if you are interested in a rotation.

Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

May have rotation opportunities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Contact her.

Tom Peterson  Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

May have rotation opportunities.  Please contact him to discuss the possibilities of a rotation for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.

Gregory Phillips V MPM

Has a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.  Please contact him if you are interested in a rotation. 

Ravi Singh Biomedical Sciences

Has rotations available Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  Please contact him to discuss the possibility of a rotation. His site is here.

Geetu Tuteja, Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Has rotation opportunities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.  Contact her.

Eric Underbakke, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

May have rotation opportunities for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. Contact him.

Nicole Valenzuela Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

Please contact her to discuss the possibility of rotations for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.

Erik Vollbrecht  Genetics, Development and Cell Biology

Please contact him to discuss the possibility of a rotation for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.  His BCB student is Gokul Wimalanathan.

Justin Walley Plant Pathology and Microbiology

Please contact him to discuss the possibility of a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.

Lizhi Wang Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Please contact him to discuss the possibility of a rotation for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. The research opportunity for the student to participate is on genomic selection. We are designing a new genomic selection approach using reinforcement learning. The student can contribute on data collection, model validation, and algorithm design.

Auriel Willette, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Has a rotation opportunity for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019.  Please contact him.