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Daniel Rokhsar

molecular biologist: Joint Genome Institute

Media contact: David Gilbert, 925-296-5643, DEGilbert@lbl.gov

 

Daniel Rokhsar is Head of the Plant Genomics Program at JGI and Professor of Molecular Cell Biology and Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. After a Ph.D. at Cornell University in theoretical physics and postdoctoral research at IBM, Dr. Rokhsar joined the physics faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. In the mid 1990's his research interests shifted from materials physics to biophysics, computational biology, and genomics. In 2000 he joined the JGI to lead its computational biology program. 

He is a former NSF Presidential Young Investigator, Sloan Foundation Fellow, Miller Research Professor, and Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. His interests are in computational, comparative, and functional analysis of eukaryotic genomes.

 

Recent Publications

The Amphimedon queenslandica genome and the evolution of animal complexity.,  Srivastava M, Simakov O, Chapman J, Fahey B, Gauthier ME, Mitros T, Richards GS, Conaco C, Dacre M, Hellsten U, Larroux C, Putnam NH, Stanke M, Adamska M, Darling A, Degnan SM, Oakley TH, Plachetzki DC, Zhai Y, Adamski M, Calcino A, Cummins SF, Goodstein DM, Harris C, Jackson DJ, Leys SP, Shu S, Woodcroft BJ, Vervoort M, Kosik KS, Manning G, Degnan BM, Rokhsar DS., Nature. 2010 Aug 5;466(7307):720-6.

Nuclear-localized tiny RNAs are associated with transcription initiation and splice sites in metazoans.,  Taft RJ, Simons C, Nahkuri S, Oey H, Korbie DJ, Mercer TR, Holst J, Ritchie W, Wong JJ, Rasko JE, Rokhsar DS, Degnan BM, Mattick JS. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2010 Aug;17(8):1030-4. Epub 2010 Jul 11.

Genomic analysis of organismal complexity in the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri.,  Prochnik SE, Umen J, Nedelcu AM, Hallmann A, Miller SM, Nishii I, Ferris P, Kuo A, Mitros T, Fritz-Laylin LK, Hellsten U, Chapman J, Simakov O, Rensing SA, Terry A, Pangilinan J, Kapitonov V, Jurka J, Salamov A, Shapiro H, Schmutz J, Grimwood J, Lindquist E, Lucas S, Grigoriev IV, Schmitt R, Kirk D, Rokhsar DS.Science. 2010 Jul 9;329(5988):223-6.

 

The genome of the Western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis.,  Hellsten U, Harland RM, Gilchrist MJ, Hendrix D, Jurka J, Kapitonov V, Ovcharenko I, Putnam NH, Shu S, Taher L, Blitz IL, Blumberg B, Dichmann DS, Dubchak I, Amaya E, Detter JC, Fletcher R, Gerhard DS, Goodstein D, Graves T, Grigoriev IV, Grimwood J, Kawashima T, Lindquist E, Lucas SM, Mead PE, Mitros T, Ogino H, Ohta Y, Poliakov AV, Pollet N, Robert J, Salamov A, Sater AK, Schmutz J, Terry A, Vize PD, Warren WC, Wells D, Wills A, Wilson RK, Zimmerman LB, Zorn AM, Grainger R, Grammer T, Khokha MK, Richardson PM, Rokhsar DS. Science. 2010 Apr 30;328(5978):633-6.

 

Awards and Memberships

NSF Presidential Young Investigator

Sloan Foundation Fellow

Miller Research Professor

Guggenheim Foundation Fellow

 

Education

Postdoctoral Research at IBM

Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Cornell University



last updated: 2011-05-04 13:27:24