Month: September 2016

Rachel O’Neill recently received a $999,999 grant from the NSF. Project Title: Collaborative Research: Impact of a Novel Retrotransposon Expansion on Centromere Function.

Centromeres ensure the correct segregation of chromosomes during cell division and are fundamental to genome evolution. While expansions of DNA within centromeres are known for many species, most centromeres are stable over evolutionary time and are relatively uniform across all centromeres in one genome. Thus, decoupling the equilibration events that occur across chromosomes from the […]