Genomic Analysis of Inheritance in Maize
The Springer lab uses genomic technologies such as high-throughput sequencing to study the molecular sources of phenotypic variation. Their research aims to understand how variation in gene expression levels or epigenetic modifications contributes to phenotypic differences in maize. The current focus of their research is performing DNA methylation profiling and expression profiling for a set of over 100 diverse maize lines in order to associate epigenetic changes with altered gene expression levels or phenotypes. MSI software and computer labs have been used to perform data analyses and visualization of complex datasets.
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