“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

Nelson Henderson

The McDonnell Genome Institute in collaboration with our forward-thinking sponsors has provided pilot grants to innovative Wash U researchers.  We highlight this work each month so that you can enjoy how a seed in science can grow to so much more.

April 2021

The Effect of Tobacco Exposure on Genomic Heterogeneity in HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Dr. Jose Zevallos
March 2021

Comparison of Phased Sequencing and Optical Mapping with Short-Read Whole Genome Sequencing for the Detection of Structural Variants in Chemotherapy-Refractory AML

By Dr. Matt Christopher

February 2021

Identification of loci controlled by regulators of heterochromatin boundaries in Tetrahymena.

By Dr. Douglas Chalker

Chalker lab undergraduate researchers who spearheaded this project. R-L Vita Jaspan, Doug Chalker, Joyce Chung (holding lab mascot – Ted Tetrahymena),and Marta Taye. Note: First author Vita N. Jaspan received the Spector Prize for the best undergraduate research thesis among graduating Biology majors for her work leading to this project.

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