Dr. Johnson has a PhD in nutritional ecology and completed a career development fellowship in computational genomics before joining the Weinstock Lab. His interest is in leveraging next-generation sequencing technologies to study how environmental factors, such as nutrition, influence host-microbiome interactions at a functional genomic level.
Alzheimer’s disease is still poorly understood despite its huge costs and burden. Greg Carter is working at the intersection between patient and mouse research to develop accurate disease models and develop effective therapies.
Structural variants, or SVs, are large DNA sequences that are inserted, inverted, deleted or duplicated within genomes. Finding SVs with short-read seq and analysis methods is difficult, but a new SV identification tool, FusorSV, sets a gold standard for SV detection and analysis.