Research Area: Mutation

What different mutational mechanisms shape the size, functional impact, and genomic distribution of different types of genomic structural variation? 


New paper: Odd interactions between short RNAs and structural variation

X’s lab led this study on extensive long-read sequencing of multiple bird genomes and follow-up comparative/functional analysis to find interesting overlap between structural variation hotspots and piRNA hotspots. The evolutionary implications of this overlap has

Date: July 1, 2023

New paper: Mucus, slime, and a new way for biological functions to evolve

Petar Pajic led this project that we designed with Stefan Ruhl Laboratory on how mucin proteins have evolved. The roles of mucins in different biological processes are becoming more appreciated recently in both evolutionary and

Date: August 26, 2022

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