My focus in the lab is to identify and validate potential interacting partners of Piwi, and elucidate the molecular mechanism by which Piwi establishes repressive marks on chromatin at sites of transposable elements in the genome.
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Bachelor of Science in Informatics Degree in Bioinformatics
Minor in Chemistry
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Division of Biology Graduate Student
06/2010–08/2010: Amgen Scholarship Program, summer intern in the Davidson lab, Caltech
06/2009–08/2009: Southern California Bioinformatics Summer Institute, summer intern in the Wold lab, Caltech
08/2007–06/2011: Laboratory Assistant in the Nam lab, Baylor University
03/2012–06/2014: TA, Principles of Biology, Caltech
01/2008–06/2011: Tutor, Engineering & Computer Science Living and Learning Center
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Le Thomas, A., Rogers, AK., Webster, A., Marinov, GK., Liao, SE., Perkins, EM., Hur, JK., Aravin, AA. and Fejes Tóth, K. (2013) Piwi induces piRNA-guided transcriptional silencing and establishment of a repressive chromatin state. Genes Dev. 27(4):390-9
Chen G, Rogers AK, League GP, Nam SC. (2011) Genetic interaction of centrosomin and bazooka in apical domain regulation in Drosophila photoreceptor. PLoS One. 6(1).