Dr. Gustavo C MacIntosh

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Associate Professor
Photograph of Gustavo C. MacIntosh

My laboratory is engaged in understanding the interaction between plants and pests. We use different approaches to study this problem, including metabolomics and transcriptomics analyses. We then use bioinformatics tools to analyze the large amount of data generated. While not fully there yet, we are working towards a "systems biology" interpretation and model generation of these interactions. Another area of research in my laboratory is the analysis of protein structure/function and the acquisition of novel functions by duplicated genes during evolution. Bioinformatics tools are also used in this project, from phylogenetic analysis to protein threading and structure prediction.

Area of Expertise: 
Metabolomics; Genomics
Transcriptomics
Education: 
Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University of Buenos Aires, 1997
B.S. Biological Sciences, National University of Mar del Plata, 1993
B.S., Plant Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, 2001
Contact
515-294-2627
4108 Molecular Biology Building
Ames
Iowa
50011-