Bioinformatics Research Initiative: Where'd that gene come from?
In partnership with WKU-O and Dr. Emani, LSA students will begin researching the origins of various genes via bioinformatics. Our intent is to present this research at the WKU Student Research Conference March 28, 2015 and eventually publish in a peer-reviewed journal. Once our work begins we will report on our progress and results here, so check back for updates!
WKU-O Research Faculty
Dr. Chandrakanth Emani
Ph.D. Osmania University
Assistant Professor of Plant Molecular Biology
Office: WKU-Owensboro 109E
Phone: (270) 852-6406
Plant Genetic Engineering
Using episodic history in biology to instill scientific thought process in classroom and educating the general public about scientific method and scientific thinking
Articles from the Messenger Inquirer by Dr. Emani
Scientists and Soldiers
A Monk in a Pea Garden
Corn Cobs & Nobel Prizes
Father of Social Medicine
Mad Dogs, Broccoli and a Little Book
The Book of Life
We are all Scientists
Assignment 1: Identify your gene of interest
Thyroid- Thyroid adenoma isaform a Homo sapien
Asthma- Interleukin 13 Homo sapien
Alzheimer's- Presenelin 2 (Alzheimer disease 4) Isoform CRA_a Homo sapien
Cancer- p53 Homo sapien
Schizophrenia- disrupted in schizophrenia 1 protein isoform L Homo sapien
Narcolepsy- Orexin precursor Homo sapien
Tay Sachs- Chain A Native human Lysosomal B- Hex Isoform B Homo sapien
HIV- CCR5 Homo sapien
Breast Cancer- BRCA1 Homo sapien
Leukemia- chronic lymphocytic leukemia up-regulated protein 1 Homo sapien
Infertility- ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase 26 Homo sapien
1) Copy/Paste the FASTA sequence for your gene.
2) Run a blast and distance tree of results. Record the scientific and common name of of the most ancestral species discovered on the tree.
3) Click the domain name and copy/paste the information pictured at the top of the page.