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  


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