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Paul Samollow

Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-7095

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Department: VIBS

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Education

  • Ph.D. Zoology/Statistics, Oregon State University 1978

Research

  • Biomedical Genomics

Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Genetics

Scholarly Interests

omparative functional genomics and genome evolution in vertebrates; structural organization of genetic material and its relationship to patterns of gene regulation and expression within and among species. Epigenetics of meiotic recombination; patterns and epigenetic determinants of sexual dimorphism in meiotic recombination rates and chromosomal distributions. Population genomics: genetic and ecological processes that influence the distribution of genetic diversity within and among populations in nature; population structure, isolation, and speciation. QTL mapping: linkage mapping to detect genes that influence physiologic and health-related traits. Research in my laboratory focuses primarily on the genome of the gray, short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, the world's primary laboratory marsupial model for genomic, biomedical, and evolutionary research. We also study isolated desert populations of pupfishes of the genus Cyprinodon in west Texas.nature, and their roles in promoting population structuring, isolation, and speciation. QTL mapping: linkage mapping to detect genes that influence physiologic and health-related traits. Research in my laboratory focuses primarily on the genome of the gray, short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, the world's primary laboratory marsupial model for genomic, biomedical, and evolutionary research. We also study isolated desert populations of pupfishes of the genus Cyprinodon in west Texas.

Publications

The opossum genome: insights and opportunities from an alternative mammal.
Samollow PB.
Genome Res. 2008 Aug; 18(8):1199-215.
PMID: 18676819 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
A microsatellite-based, physically anchored linkage map for the gray, short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).
Samollow PB, Gouin N, Miethke P, Mahaney SM, Kenney M, VandeBerg JL, Graves JA, Kammerer CM.
Chromosome Res. 2007 ; 15(3):269-81.
PMID: 17333535 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]