People

Most of the 2018–2019 Barker Lab!

 
 
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Dr. Michael S. Barker

Associate Professor, EEB
Director, Bioinformatics Degree Program

msbarker@email.arizona.edu
Phone: 520–621–2213
Office: BioSciences West 321E
Lab: BioSciences West 321

EEB Department Page
@BarkerLab on Twitter
Also on Twitter: @PolyploidPapers @BrassicaPapers @PteridophytePub

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Dr. Brittany Sutherland

NIH PERT Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Developing machine learning approaches to infer genome duplication events

blsutherland@email.arizona.edu
https://polyploidy.net/
@SutherlandBL on Twitter


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Dr. Paul Blischak

NSF Plant Genome Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Developing models for population genomic inferences in polyploid species

paul.blischak@gmail.com
http://pblischak.github.io/
@PaulBlischak on Twitter

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Anthony Baniaga

EEB Ph.D. Candidate

Studying the genomics of hybridization and resurrection across the hybrid zone of the Sonoran Desert lycophytes Selaginella arizona and S. eremophila

abaniaga@email.arizona.edu

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Zheng Li

EEB Ph.D. Candidate

Using new approaches to test hypotheses on the phylogenetic distribution and frequency of polyploidy across the tree of life

liz7@email.arizona.edu
@LiZheng_Arizona on Twitter

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Kyle Jenkins

Bioinformatics B.S. major

Evolutionary of novel gene content following WGDs in Green Plants

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Team Machine 2019

Pima Community College students Denae Ytuarte, Alisa Di Pasqua, and Tatiana Nzeukou working on machine learning inferences of WGD with Dr. Brittany Sutherland.

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Polly Barker

Lab mascot and guard dog of BSW 321E

 

Honorary Members

Lab Alumni

  • Dr. Xinshuai Qi
    Genomic Data Scientist, Benson Hill Biosystems

  • Dr. Hannah Marx
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

  • Dr. Patrick Edger
    Assistant Professor, Michigan State University 
    Webpage

  • Dr. Emily Sessa
    Assistant Professor, University of Florida 
    Webpage

  • Dr. Rebecca Rundell
    Associate Professor, SUNY-ESF 
    Webpage

  • Dr. Nils Arrigo
    Group Leader, University of Lausanne 
    Webpage

  • Dr. Rishi Masalia
    Bioinformatician at LeafWorks
    Personal website: https://rishimasalia.wordpress.com/

  • Kevin Holt
    Graduate student at Brown University

  • Tara Hall
    Graduate student at Cornell University

  • Rongpei Yu

  • Hanghui Kong

  • Elton Assis

  • Thomas Kidder
    Bioinformatics B.S. graduate
    Architect of high throughput PASTA and inference of paleopolyploidy throughout the plant phylogeny

  • Sally Galuska
    Bioinformatics B.S. graduate
    Tamed GO annotations with HMMs in Beholder and helped develop machine learning approaches to study plant genomes

  • Chris Reardon
    Master of MAPS and machine learning for plant genomes

  • Alexandra Pond
    Evaluated the age and nature of the polyploidy in the ancestry of the Hawaiian Silversword Alliance

  • Alex Trostle
    Lab tech at Baylor University

  • Anshu Goyal
    Graduate student at USC