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Rocky Giarratano

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Ph.D. Candidate
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It is said that 90% of geneticists study the protein coding fraction of the genome while 10% study the less-well-understood "dark DNA".  Using a synthetic approach, I study Helitrons - a type of transposon in the non-coding region of the genome which is known to capture other, coding, genes.  This work will shed light into behavior of transposable elements and the interactions of coding and non-coding regions of the DNA.

 

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3-Minute Thesis winner, Department of Genetics, January 2018

Dissertation Chair

Norman and Doris Giles Professor

Committee Members

Associate Professor
Distinguished Research Professor
Associate Professor

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