Sarah Signor
North Dakota State University, Biological Sciences

My research group is focused on two questions:  1) how do organisms modify their gene expression in response to rapidly changing environmental conditions? We are interested in how gene expression can be changed after the initial production of a transcript from a gene. 2) How do organisms combat their intra-genomic parasites (transposable elements)? As organisms change their ranges and come into contact with new species they will also acquire new genomic parasites. Their genomes must adapt rapidly to suppress these parasites or they will quickly compromise fertility. We are primarily a computational lab, but we combine cutting edge sequence technology, wet-lab, and computational work to answer these compelling questions about how organisms adapt to a changing world.

Signor Lab

Project: Small RNA, Big effects!





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