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Opportunity for MS Bioinformatics and MS Biology students with genome analysis inclinations:

 

Project available for BINF/BIOL MS Project or Thesis to start immediately. Registration for Summer 2014 ends June 6th.
This project is also suitable for BIOS PhD Lab rotation but not for PhD dissertation. 

 

I would prefer to have two students, BINF and BIOL, who will work as a team and cover various aspects of this project:

 

"The comparative genomics of DLEU7, a longevity gene candidate" 

 

the project will include 

1) comparative analysis of DLEU7 locus in humans, mice and long-lived animal species - naked mole rat and bowhead whale

2) a bioinformatics analysis of long non-coding DNA antisense encoded by this locus

3) functional analysis of DLEU7 protein protein interactions

4) gene expression dataset mining for DLEU7  

 

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To apply, contact Dr. Ancha Baranova by e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Associate Professor,
School of Systems Biology
George Mason University