Research Fellows

Mark Band

Functional Genomics Core Director.

The Carver Biotechnology CenterUniversity of Illinois, 1201 W. Gregory Dr.Urbana, IL 61801Office Phone: 217 244 3930Email: Subject: High throughput expression and SNP analysis. Microbiome ribosomal sequencing on Illumina and PacBio platforms.


Sariel Hübner

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, Tel-Hai Academic CollageOffice Phone:

Research Interests

In my research I integrate experimental ecology and crop science with high-throughput genomics and bioinformatics to study the genetics of adaptation, speciation and domestication in crop plants and their wild relatives. Much of my work focuses on identifying the genetic changes that underlie the formation of new varieties and species, and more generally, the genotype-phenotype-environment interaction. Current projects include: 1) Domestication genomics in sunflower 2) Introgression and adaptation in sunflower 3) Genomic basis of perenniality in cereals 4) Evolutionary genomics and adaptation in wild barley

Eugene V. Koonin

Adjunct ProfessorOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 149 | Phone: 972-4-8240-447 | Fax: 972-4-8288-235Email: koonin@ncbi.nolm.nih.govSubject: Evolutionary systems biology: emergence and evolution of genomics, comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genomes

Ephraim Shmaya Lansky, M.D.


Pawel Michalak

Professor, Edward Via College of Osteopathic MedicineCenter for One Health Research, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine· Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel· Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia TechOffice Phone: 540-231-6904 Email:pmichalak@vcom.vt.eduSubject: Comparative genomics and evolution, Hybrid genomes and phenotypes, Genome reconfigurations due to hybridization,polyploidization, and cancer, Genome regulation and genetic conflicts, The evolution of stress resistance

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Alan R. Templeton

ProfessorOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 149 | Phone: 972-4-8240-447 | Fax: 972-4-8288-235Email: temple_a@wustl.eduSubject: Evolution of HIV, evolutionary and conservation biology, genetic variability, molecular genetics, natural selection