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University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department of Animal Science

PI: Scott C. Fahrenkrug

Vertebrate Comparative and Functional Genomics for Medical and Agricultural Research

The Fahrenkrug group is developing a database to facilitate the integration of physical and genetic data from human, mouse, pig, and bovine genomes. This database will allow for collection, storage, and analysis of genetic and sequence data from these species and will allow for the identification of regions of conserved synteny. This conserved synteny, as well as phenotypic and gene-expression data, will be used to functionally annotate vertebrate genes. This ability will allow the design of experiments to address the function of genes in processes of medical and agricultural importance.

Group Members

Daniel A. Carlson, Graduate Student
John Garbe, Graduate Student
Bhupinder Juneja, Graduate Student