Current Projects

Generally I am interested in the application of the tools of bioinformatics and molecular biology to the study of plant evolutionary and ecophysiological genomics. Over the past decade, a large focus of descriptive genomics has been the construction and annotation of high resolution genome maps for a handful of model species. My dissertation research is focused on the next stage of genomics, which is the use of these high resolution genome maps to study fundamental patterns of genome architecture, and the expansion of knowledge gained from these model genomes to the study of other species. It is my hope that many of the tools that I develop can be applied to questions using non-model species in the emerging field of ecological genomics.

I am a graduate student in Jeff Bennetzen's Genomics Lab at the University of Georgia where my current research projects include:

Previous Research


Author: James Estill
Last Updated: Feb 6, 2009

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