Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas USA
Areas of Expertise:
Molecular genetics and philogenetics, transgenic organisms, Drosophila developmental biology, biochemistry, systematics (Scoliidae, Cassidinae)
Scoliidae (Hymenoptera), Cassidinae (Coleoptera), Drosophila (Diptera)
Currently, my research focuses on the structure, function and expression of long noncoding and circular RNAs; epigenetic; the involvement of transposable elements in nuclear and mitochondrial genome instability and evolution; identification of novel mitochondrial genes in insects, evolutionary and technological implications of functional fragmentation of mitochondrial genes, and molecular phylogenetics of Scoliidae.