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Augustine Dunn

  • Post Doc
  • Yale University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Research interests

Mosquito blood-meal regulated gene expression.

About

I am now using bioinformatics to study the population genomics of tsetse fly populations in Uganda and how it interacts with different subspecies of the trypanosomes that cause human sleeping sickness in that country. In my PhD student life, I used bioinformatics to study gene regulation in mosquitoes. Specifically, I used RNA-seq and microarray technology to study how bloodfeeding affects gene expression in mosquitoes, and look for over represented patterns in regulatory DNA. I used python, R, shell scripting and manage a local Galaxy instance to manage the lab's bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing analysis needs. The long term goal of the lab where I earned my PhD is to produce genetically modified mosquitoes that do not transmit Malaria or Dengue Fever that will spread this trait swiftly through local mosquito populations.

Co-authors (260)

Publications (19)

Diagram of Abbreviated Tophat/Cufflinks Inputs and Outputs

  • Dunn W
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Introducing Blacktie: a simpler way to do RNA-seq using Tophat/Cufflinks/CummeRbund

  • Dunn W
figshare (2013)
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Complex modulation of the Aedes aegypti transcriptome in response to dengue virus infection

  • Bonizzoni M
  • Dunn W
  • Campbell C
PloS one (2012)
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Identification and expression of members of a large family (RR-1 and RR-2) of cuticular proteins from Anopheles gambiae.

  • Dunn W
  • Togawa T
  • Willis J
Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2005)
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Cuticular proteins of Anopheles: Annotation and expression.

  • Dunn W
  • Togawa T
  • Willis J
Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (2004)
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Professional experience

Post Doc

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

June 2014 - Present

Ph.D. Student

University of California, Irvine, Dept of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

September 2008 - March 2014(6 years)

Master Consultant:Review materials for 'Genetics for Kids' and provide feedback

KDH Research & Communication

January 2009 - March 2009(2 months)

Research Technician II

University of Georgia, Dept of Cellular Biology

Research Professional I

University of Georgia, Dept of Cellular Biology

Research Laboratory Technician

University of Southern California, Geobiology

Education history

University of California, Irvine, Dept of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

August 2008 - Present

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The University of Georgia

August 1998 - May 2003(5 years)

Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics. University of California, Irvine