Dr. Andrew Severin

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Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Andrew Severin is the manager of the Genome Informatics Facility. He assumed the position of manager of the new facility on September 1, 2011. He is an interdisciplinary scientist, working at the interface of genetics and bioinformatics. He earned his Ph.D. from Iowa State University in 2009. 


My main research interest revolve around understanding the genome and creating genomic resources to enable sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and livestock.  There is so much we don't know about how the elements in a genome interact to create the fine balance of gene expression, modification and 3D structure that create the dynamic range of phenotypes we observe.  As sequencing technology continues to improve and the cost continues to decrease, we will be able to ask more complex questions that increase our understanding via comparative and translational genomics.


 

Area of Expertise: 
Bioinformatics
Aquaculture
Evolution
Education: 
B.S., Biotechnology, North Dakota State University, 2001
Ph.D., Biophysics, Iowa State University, 2009
Contact
515-294-1320
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