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Gill Bejerano - Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology and Computer Science

Seed Grant Committee, Leadership Council Member, & Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

The over-arching goal of Professor Bejerano's lab is to bring vertebrate development and genomics closer together. Research in the lab sits at the intersection of highly cross-fertilizing fields: evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), comparative and functional genomics of extant species, and paleo-genomics (the reconstruction and study of ancestral genomes). Our focus is the functional landscape of vertebrate genomes, and in particular that of the Human Genome. Our computational approaches rely heavily on machine learning, probabilistic and statistical reasoning, and aim to glean novel biological insights. Accordingly, projects range from the pursuit of novel biological knowledge through to the design and implementation of the tools that facilitate these studies.