Research Results


 (REU students denoted by *)

  • Aruna Govindaraju, Alper Uzun, LaShonda Robertson, Osman Atli, Abdullah Kaya, Einko Topper, *Elizabeth Crate, James Padbury, Andy Perkins, and Erdogan Memili. Dynamics of microRNAs in bull spermatozoa. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, accepted for publication.
  • Erdogan Memili, Sule Dogan, Nelida Rodriguez-Osorio, Xiaojun Wang, Rodrigo V. de Olivera, Melissa C. Mason, Aruna Govindaraju, Kamilah E. Grant, Lauren E. Belser, *Elizabeth Crate, Arlindo Moura, and Abdullah Kaya. Makings of the best spermatozoa: Molecular determinants of high fertility. In: Male Fertility. Edited by Bashamboo A, McElreavey KD; 2012.

Poster Presentations

(REU students denoted by *)

  • *Elizabeth A. Crate, *Raghunandan Avula, Hollie O’Neal, Andy Perkins, and Erdogan Memili. Expression Dynamics and Evolution of Sperm PIWIL1, PIWIL2, and AGO2, American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, California, December 2012. Accepted for presentation.
  • Dilip Gautam, Trey Gaines, *Michael Johnson, Arunkanth Ankala, Tad Sonstegard, Steven Schroeder, Jeff Wilkinson, and Andy D. Perkins. An Integration Pipeline for Improved High-throughput Sequence Mapping of Metatranscriptomic and Ambiguous Sequences. MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society, Oxford, Mississippi, February 2012. 
  • *Michael Johnson, Dilip Gautam, Arunkanth Ankala, Tad Sonstegard, Steven Schroeder, Jeff Wilkinson, Mahalingam Ramkumar, and Andy Perkins. A Statistical Approach for Ambiguous Sequence Mappings. MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society, College Station, Texas, April 2011.
  • *Katherine McGinley, Candace Williams, Renuka Shivaji, Andy Kouba, Scott Willard, and Ashli Brown. Using Genomic Techniques to Identify Bacteria in Panda Fecal. 25th Annual Meeting of the Southern Section of the Association of Analytical Communities, Atlanta, GA, April 2011. 
  • Carole Nail, Philippe Chouvarine, Janet Weber, *Yachi Spencer, Swati Kumari, Shane Burgess, Carl Schmidt, Parker Antin, Fiona McCarthy. “Manual biocuration to support standardized chicken gene nomenclature at CGNC.” The 6th International Chick Meeting Roslin Institute, Sept. 17-20, 2011.
  • Rajhkeem Beck, Andy Perkins, *Glen Luker, Dilip Gautam, Arunkanth Ankala, Tad Sonstegard, Steven Schroeder, and Jeff Wilkinson. Investigating Functional Annotation of Genes Involved in Aspergillus avus infection in maize. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Charlotte, North Carolina, November 2010.