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A Year Later


Hooman Allayee published several papers in 2008 dealing with genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Claudine Bartels published a review of current trends in molecular diagnostics for breast cancer and leukemia. 

Gill Bejerano received a research grant award from the Okawa Foundation and a Young Investigator Award from the Human Frontier Science Program.

Philip Bradley is in the process of starting his lab, which involves applying to his first NIH grant, recruiting grad students, and setting up a computing infrastructure.

Martha Bulyk recently published a paper describing UniPROBE, an online database of protein binding microarray data on protein-DNA interactions.

Rui Chen published several papers dealing with human female reproductive genetics and a genetic large population study of Saudi Arabians.

Dana Crawford is currently working on refining Vanderbilt University's multiplexed arrhythmia genotyping platforms.

Greg Crawford has published several papers on high-resolution genome mapping and transcriptional regulators in the human genome.

Colleen Delaney produced and hosted a webcast for the Seattle Cancer Center on cord blood transplantation and its treatment applications for autoimmune diseases in children.

Laurence Etwiller co-authored a paper describing a bioinformatics method for rapid identification of PAX2/5/8 direct downstream targets.

Lars Feuk has been awarded the Future Research Leaders grant by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and will start his own research group at Uppsala University in early 2009.

Matt Hurles and his team released CNVtools, an R package for case-control association testing with copy number variation.

Amy Kiger is concentrating on elucidating the genetic basis for cell shape in Drosophila.

Anuj Kumar published several papers in 2008 and completed large-scale studies of yeast filamentous growth which revealed hundreds of genes previously unexplored in this cellular process.

Jun Li published research in Nature demonstrating that the greater the geographic distance between a population and its African ancestors, the more changes accumulate in its genes.

Vince Magrini is now a research assistant professor at Washington University's Genome Sequencing Center.

Jarrod Marto and his team are working on establishing an informatics environment that enables self-directed discovery and customization for mass spectrometry data analysis.

Josh Mendell became a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar and published work describing how the Myc oncogene represses tumor-suppressing microRNAs in cancer cells.

Todd Michael is using his newly acquired SOLiD sequencer to find mutants, SNPs, and structural variants; he also uses it to perform de novo assembly of small genomes and to measure gene expression.

Madhugiri Rao authored numerous scientific journal articles and chapters; he also acted as a judge to the State Science and Engineering Fair in Florida.

Aviv Regev established a computational framework to study regulatory networks. She also won a Sloan Fellowship and the NIH Director's 2008 Pioneer Award to support her research.

Pardis Sabeti continues to perform with her band, Thousand Days, and parse out evidence of selection in the human genome.

Jonathan Sebat has been developing new approaches to gene discovery in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia based on analysis of rare structural variants.

Sarah Trimpin is now an assistant professor of chemistry at Wayne State University.

Annie Tsong is developing a graphical model to quantify conservation and systematically identify changes in promoter components of S. cerevisiae.

Jernej Ule received the ERC Young Investigator Grant and a Human Frontier Science Program grant; he also wrote a review article on RNA-binding proteins in neuro-degeneration.

Yuntao Wu and his team completed a major study identifying an essential role of the HIV-1 envelope-chemokine coreceptor signaling in facilitating HIV-1 latent infection of resting CD4 T cells.

Kun Zhang spent his first year as a junior faculty member winning R01 grants under the Human Microbiome Program and the epigenomics initiatives.

Heng Zhu continued his research efforts looking at expanding protein chip technology to various model systems.

The Scan

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.

Family Genetic Risk Score Linked to Diagnostic Trajectory in Psychiatric Disorders

Researchers in JAMA Psychiatry find ties between high or low family genetic risk scores and diagnostic stability or change in four major psychiatric disorders over time.

Study Questions Existence of Fetal Microbiome

A study appearing in Nature this week suggests that the reported fetal microbiome might be the result of sample contamination.

Fruit Fly Study Explores Gut Microbiome Effects on Circadian Rhythm

With gut microbiome and gene expression experiments, researchers in PNAS see signs that the microbiome contributes to circadian rhythm synchronicity and stability in fruit flies.