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Casey Bergman

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Associate Professor
  • 2016-present, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, USA
  • 2010-2016 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2005-2010 Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2003-2005 Royal Society USA Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genome Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA 
  • 2001 Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, USA
  • 1996 M.A.T. (Biology), Department of Education, Cornell University, USA
  • 1995 B.S., Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, USA
Selected Publications:

Full Publication list on Google Scholar

Chen, J., P.J. Basting, S. Han, D.J. Garfinkel & C.M. Bergman (2023) Reproducible evaluation of transposable element detectors with McClintock 2 guides accurate inference of Ty insertion patterns in yeast. Mobile DNA 14:8.

Han, S., G.B. Dias, R. Viswanatha, N. Perrimon & C.M. Bergman (2022) Local assembly of long reads enables phylogenomics of transposable elements in a polyploid cell line. Nucleic Acids Res. 50:gkac794.

Han, S., G.B. Dias, P.J. Basting, M.G. Nelson, M. Marzo, S. Patel & C.M. Bergman (2022) Ongoing transposition in cell culture reveals genomic diversity among sub-lines of Drosophila S2 cells. Genetics 221:iyac077.

Mariyappa, D., D.B. Rusch, S. Han, A. Luhur, C.M. Bergman & A.C. Zelhof. (2022) A novel transposable element-based authentication protocol for Drosophila cell lines. G3 12:jkab403.

Han, S., P.J. Basting, G.B. Dias, A. Luhur, A.C. Zelhof & C.M. Bergman (2021) Transposable element profiles reveal cell line identity and loss of heterozygosity in Drosophila cell culture. Genetics 219:iyab113.

Dias, G.B., M.A. Altammami, H.A.F. El-Shafie, M.B. Al-Fageeh, C.M. Bergman & M.M. Manee (2021) Haplotype-resolved diploid genome assembly enables gene discovery in the red palm weevil Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. Scientific Reports 11:9987.

Czaja, W., H.-W. Ahn, D. Bensasson, D.J. Garfinkel & C.M. Bergman (2020) Evolution of Ty1 copy number control in yeast by horizontal transfer and recombination. PLOS GENETICS 16:e1008632.

Manee, M.M., J. Jackson & C.M. Bergman (2018) Conserved noncoding elements influence the transposable element landscape in Drosophila. Genome Biol. Evol. 10:1533-1545.

Bergman, C.M. (2018) Horizontal transfer and proliferation of Tsu4 in Saccharomyces paradoxus. Mobile DNA 9:18.

Of note:
  • 2012 Human Frontiers of Science Program Young Investigator Award (Renewal)
  • 2008 Human Frontiers of Science Program Young Investigator Award
  • 2007 University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal - Faculty of Life Sciences, Researcher of the Year
  • 2004 EC Access to Research Infrastructures Award
  • 2003 Royal Society USA Research Fellowship
  • 2003 National Science Foundation Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Informatics
  • 1997 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

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