- Leveraging the recently assembled draft genome of the soybean cyst nematode to advance our understanding of the genetic diversity and pathology of soybean cyst nematodes
Use high throughput DNA sequencing technologies and open source bioinformatics programs to develop genomic resources and tools for the Seriola Aquaculture community. This includes constructing a genetic linkage map and GWAS for traits of particular importance to sustainable aquaculture, improving of the the genome assembly for Seriola dorsalis, assembling and annotating a second genome (Seriola rivoliana), comparing these genomes and developing a web portal that integrates knowledge from all Seriola species. Read more about Sustainable Aquaculture in Seriola dorsalis: genomic toolkit
Use high throughput DNA sequencing technologies and open source bioinformatics programs to develop genomic resources and tools for the abalone aquaculture community. This includes de novo genome assembly of H. rufescens samples, tissue specific transcriptomes for H. rufescens, comparative genomic analyses with other commercially important green (H. fulgens) and pink (H. corrugata) abalone in California, comparative genomic analyses with the endangered white (H. sorenseni) and black (H. cracherodii) abalone, comparative and translational genomics on the abalone assemblies and a genomic resource toolkit via a website and Genome Browser.