Gene Rearrangements

by Prof. Megan Cevasco

This research focuses on genomic analyses inclusive of rearrangements within a phylogenetic context. Gene rearrangements are relevant factors in multiple pathologic conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma, and Parkinson’s disease. Current projects focus on using new median solvers, and expanded alignment capabilities to compare genomic data sets such as mitochondrial sequences.

Publications:

Lee, J., M. Cevasco, J. Morales, M. Billick, O. Levy, and M. Fine, 2010. Symbiosis drove cellular evolution. Symbiosis. In Press.

Lee, J., M. Cevasco, J. Morales, M. Billick, O. Levy, and M. Fine, A new genus of symbiotic dinoflagellates, Symbiodinoides, from some soritid foraminifera, a new species, Symbiodinoides dubinskyi, and notes on the morphological diversity of other soritid foraminiferan symbionts. J. Euk. Microbiol. In Review.

Varon, A., L. S. Vinh, I. Bomash, W. Wheeler, I. Tempkin, M. Cevasco, K. Pickett, J. Favovitch, T. Grant, and W. L. Smith. 2009. POY 4.1 Program Documentation. http://research.amnh.org/scicomp/projects/poy.php. Varon, A., L. S. Vinh, I. Bomash, W. Wheeler, I. Tempkin, M. Cevasco, K. Pickett, J. Favovitch, T. Grant, and W. L. Smith. 2009. POY 4.1 Program Documentation. http://research.amnh.org/scicomp/projects/poy.php.

Cevasco, M. and Lee, J. J. 2007 Observations of variation within the Amphisorus genus of symbiotic foraminifera. Symbiosis. 43: 115-127