More than half of the human genome is comprised of selfish transposable elements. In response to this threat, systems of epigenetic silencing have evolved to limit the harm of TEs. We are interested in understanding how transposable elements and mechanisms of RNA silencing, meiosis and epigenetic silencing evolve. Our approach combines genomics, molecular evolution and population genetics.
Blumenstiel Lab - jblumens "at" ku dot edu
7026 Haworth Hall, 1200 Sunnyside Ave.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66049