Genomics and Bioinformatics Personnel

Evolutionary genomics and systems biology: identifying gene regulatory and biochemical networks for biological processes

Genome structure and evolution: rearrangements and contributions of transposable elements; relationship between genome structure, evolution, and gene function; genetic diversity in crops of developing world; evolution of disease resistance in plants

Research in the Bergman lab aims to infer the mechanistic and evolutionary forces that have shaped modern genomes over long periods of time in their natural environments.

Systems biology of host-pathogen interactions, Genome evolution in eukaryotic parasites, Databases, Ontologies, Data mining and Data integration of 'omics (genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, lipidome), clinical, immunological, epidemiological and experimental metadata.  

Developmental regulation and evolution of vertebrate morphology: how the expression of limb genes is regulated and to what degree changes in the regulation of limb genes contributes to evolution of divergent limb morphologies; identification of regulatory elements that control expression of limb

Gene discovery and genome structure and evolution: identification and implementation of DNA diagnostic tolls; predicting plant characteristics; accelerate improvement of plants to better suit human purposes (plant breeding); identification and function of genes in plant development; plant biodive

Population epigenomics and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance: molecular mechanisms of DNA methylation initiation and establishment; how phenotypic plasticity and diversity are driven by epigenetic variation; identification of environmentally induced, spontaneous, and natural epigenetic alleles

Gene family evolution, cell wall biogenesis, phenylpropanoid metabolism, stress genomics, and bioenergy 

Evolutionary Genomics and Sex Chromosome Evolution