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Noonan, James

Associate Professor of Genetics; Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Biography

Dr. Noonan received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English Literature (Honors) from Binghamton University in upstate New York. After two years as a research technician at the New York Blood Center, he moved to the Department of Genetics, Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2004. With Dr. Richard Myers, Dr. Noonan used comparative genomics and de novo genomic sequencing to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the vertebrate protocadherin gene cluster, which...

Dr. Noonan received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English Literature (Honors) from Binghamton University in upstate New York. After two years as a research technician at the New York Blood Center, he moved to the Department of Genetics, Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2004. With Dr. Richard Myers, Dr. Noonan used comparative genomics and de novo genomic sequencing to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the vertebrate protocadherin gene cluster, which encodes cell adhesion molecules required for brain development and synaptic specificity. Dr. Noonan did his postdoctoral work with Dr. Edward Rubin at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. At LBNL, Dr. Noonan developed a metagenomic library approach in combination with massively parallel 454 pyrosequencing to recover and analyze genomic DNA from 40,000-year old cave bear and Neanderthal remains. As a postdoc Dr. Noonan also worked on methods to identify signatures of human-specific accelerated evolution in noncoding DNA. Dr. Noonan joined the Yale Genetics faculty in September 2007.

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Cotney, Justin Lee

Associate Research Scientist in Genetics
Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics

Research Interests:Gene regulation, developmental enhancers, functional genomics, human evolution

Emera, Deena

Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics

Research Interests:Gene regulatory evolution; evolution of development; human evolution

Gockley, Jake

PhD Student

Muhle, Rebecca Ann

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Niu, Wei

Associate Research Scientist in the Child Study Center
Postdoctoral Associate

Reilly, Steve

Graduate Student

Sarro, Richard

Graduate Student

Yin, Jun

Postdoctoral Associate in Genetics

Research Interests:Bioinformatics;Genomics;Epigenomics;Next generation sequencing;Microarray;Data mining;Developmental Biology;

Ayoub, Albert E

Research Scientist in Neurobiology

Gerstein, Mark B

Albert L. Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Co-Director, Yale Computational biology and Bioinformatics Program

Research Interests:Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Computational Biology; DNA; Genomics; Molecular Simulation; Proteins; Sequence Alignment; Structural Biology

Gunel, Murat

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neurobiology
Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics
Director, Neurovascular Surgery

Research Interests:Molecular genetics and biology of brain aneurysms and cavernous malformations; Molecular genetics of brain development

Horwich, Arthur L

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics
and Investigator HHMI

Research Interests:Chaperones in protein folding; ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Mane, Shrikant M.

Senior Research Scientist in Genetics
Co-Director, MBB Keck Biotech Services
Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

Rakic, Pasko

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology
Department Chair, Neurobiology
Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Research Interests:Central nervous system development

Sestan, Nenad

Professor of Neurobiology

Research Interests:Evolution and development of neuronal circuits of the human cerebral cortex

State, Matthew W.

Donald J. Cohen Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center and Professor of Genetics and of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

Research Interests:Genetic mechanisms; neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood

Wagner, Gunter Paul

Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests:evolution of development gene regulation molecular evolution transcription factor evolution uterus function and evolution parturition limb development

Adinolfi, Heather

Research Scientist

DeMare, Laura

Assistant Editor

Oh, Sunghee

Assistant Professor