Rebekah L. Rogers
I am an assistant professor in the department of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte. I work on genome structure evolution in Drosophila, humans, and other organisms. My recent publications have focused on genome structure changes using ancient DNA for Neanderthals and Woolly Mammoths. My research focuses on mechanisms that cause rapid or drastic changes in the structure and content of genomes and in assessing the evolutionary impact of different types of genomic changes. My research lies at the intersection of molecular and evolutionary genetics and uses naturally defined historical changes to infer the molecular and selective impacts of different types of mutations.
My previous research took advantage of the compact genomes and genetic toolkits of Drosophila. Using a combination of computational and high throughput molecular approaches, I have identified complex mutations such as duplications, deletions, and chimeric genes and examined their influence on gene regulatory profiles and their role in adaptation.
I am actively recruiting postdocs and graduate students. If you would like to discuss working in my lab, please get in touch via email. You should send your CV, a brief description of your research interests in evolutionary genomics, and names of 3 references to be contacted on request.