Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group

Wayward Ways: New Study Reveals How the Nucleus Travels

September 20, 2018
Using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tools, Dan Starr created mutant versions of the worm C. elegans, to explore how the nucleus moves and repositions itself in the eukaryotic cell.

Investigating the Seagrass Microbiome

March 28, 2018
Seagrass carpets the seafloor creating a unique and vital ecosystem in shallow marine environments. Sea turtles graze on seagrass leaves while smaller organisms seek refuge in the green fields but, on the microscopic level, seagrass is also home to microbial communities. Such microbes compose the seagrass microbiome and potentially play a role in seagrass ecology.

New Machine Learning Algorithm Finds Patterns in RNA Structures

March 01, 2018
Software inspired by speech recognition technology could help scientists understand the secret language inside cells. A machine learning algorithm called patteRNA, designed by UC Davis researchers, rapidly mines ribonucleic acid, commonly called RNA, for specific structures, providing a new method to establish links between structure, function and disease.

Hao Cheng

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Research Interests: Development of statistical methods and computational algorithms for quantitative and statistical genetics | Development of software tools for whole-genome analyses
2139 Mayer Hall

Priya Shah

  • Assistant Professor
  • Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Research Interests: Systems Biology of Virus-Host Networks | Synthetic Biology to Control Autophagy
249 Briggs Hall, Davis, CA 95616