Say hello to Sarthok Rahman, the new postdoc that will work with Lozier and collaborator Janna Fierst on our Understanding the Rules of Life NSF grant on the epigenetics of cold tolerance across elevations. Sarthok comes to UA from Heather Hines' lab at Penn State, where he did some really great work on color pattern evolution in bumble bees. Sarthok is a bioinformatics whiz, and we hope he will make some major contributions to linking different levels of biological organization, from physiology, RNAseq, and methylation sequencing to understand the role of molecules in this phenotype!
He's already hard at work optimizing pipelines for bioinformatic analysis of bisulfite data, so we are excited to see what emerges from the data.
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