|Dr. Luciano Matzkin
Adjunct Faculty Investigator
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
2014 - present
Director of the Graduate Program
Deparment of Biological Sciences
2011 - present
Assistant Research Scientist
University of California, San Diego
NIH (PERT) Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2008
University of Arizona
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Assembly and evolutionary analysis of the genomes of all four D. mojavensis cactus host races (Catalina Island, Mojave Desert, Sonora Desert and Baja California).
Quantitative genetics analysis of ecological relavant larval behavior in D. mojavensis and D. arizonae.
Analysis of the functional role of the subfunctionalized Alcohol Dehydrogenase paralogs in D. mojavensis using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing tools.
Functional analysis of Glutathione S-transferase natural variants associated with cactus host adaptation in D. mojavensis, using both biochemical and CRISPR/Cas9 tools.
Genomics and Bioinformatics
|Laurel Young, my first lab manager. (4/2012-8/2015). Currently research assistant in the Rick M. Myers lab at HudsonAlpha.|
|Carson Allan||MS Dec 2013, "Genome wide search for positive selection on protein-coding genes between cactus host races of Drosophila mojavensis"
Currently the Matzkin Lab Manager
|Alexandra Jost||MS May 2014, "Local adaptation in larval activity and pupation preference and their implication for ecological speciation"|
| Amanda Bosserman
|Jessica Craft||PhD Program @ UC Berkeley|
| Reginal Henderson
Located at HudsonAlpha
|Sienna Kostencki||Medical School @ Meharry Medical College|
|Fernando Picazo||Medical School @ University of Arizona|
Variation in chemosensory behavior across the four D. mojavensis cactus host races. In the JUMP program (joint BS/MS program).
Currently in the Neurobiology Doctoral Program @ University of Utah Medical School