Our lab is excited that the lab of Barbara Engelhardt is joining us at Gladstone!

APRIL 2017

Graduate student Kathleen Keough presents her work on CRISPR genome surgery for dominent negative disease at the Pro Retina meeting in Potsdam.

March 2017

Graduate student Hane Ryu and postdoc Nandita Garud gave lightning talks at a California Academy of Sciences NightLife with the theme Women in Science.

March 2017

Katie Pollard speaks out about proposed cuts to federal science funding in The Atlantic.

March 2017

Graduate student Hane Ryu is a finalist in the UCSF Grad Slam.

January 2017

Lab alumnus Tony Capra was featured in the New York Times for his phenome-wide association study of Neanderthal variants in patients at Vanderbilt.

January 2017

Scientific American interviewed Katie about Peter Dorrestein’s meta-metabolomics work.

December 2016

Katie Pollard was promoted to Director at Gladstone Institutes. She is leading a new group focused on emerging technologies and informatics. Read the press release.

October 2016

We published MIDAS, open source software and a genomic database for quantifying strain-level genetic variation in microbiome samples using shotgun metagenomics data. Our analyses of mother-infant microbiome transmission and global ocean population structure revealed striking patterns missed at the species level. Read the paper and press release.

August 2016

We published a perspective on comparative metagenomics, focused on the challenges associated with accurate quantification of taxa and genes. Read the paper.

August 2016

Our review of research about Human Accelerated Regions was published in The Scientist.

July 2016

Alex Pico, Anders Riutta, and collaborators modernized WikiPathways and linked it to other biological knowledge bases using semantic web and ontology approaches. Read the press release.

May 2016

Our work on Human Accelerated Regions was featured in a Live Science article about “Prehistoric X-Men”.

April 2016

Our machine-learning analysis of the 3D structure of the human genome revealed proteins bound to looping chromatin that predict the genes targeted by long-range enhancers. The study was published in Nature Genetics, highlighted in a News and Views by John Stam, and featured in a story in Nature Reviews Genetics. It was also recommended by F1000. More details are available in a press release.

February 2016

Katie Pollard is featured in a Carry the One Radio Podcast about microbiome science.