Roberts, SB, L Hauser, LW Seeb, JE Seeb. 2012. Development of genomic resources for Pacific herring through targeted transcriptome pyrosequencing. PLOS One 7(2):e30908. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030908.
Roberts SB and Gavery MR (2012) Is there a relationship between DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in invertebrates? Frontiers in Physiology. 2:116. doi:0.3389/fphys.2011.00116.
Gavery MR and Roberts SB. (2012) Characterizing short read sequencing for gene discovery and RNA-Seq analysis in Crassostrea gigas. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics, 7:2 94-99 June 2012. doi:10.1016/j.cbd.2011.12.003
Metzger DC, P Pratt, SB Roberts. 2012. Characterizing the effects of heavy metal and Vibrio exposure on hsp70 expression in Crassostrea gigas gill tissue. J. Shellfish Res. 31(3):627-630. doi:10.2983/035.031.0305.
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In general, my research addresses issues concerning aquaculture and natural resource conservation using a comparative genomic approach. By studying the expressed portion of an organism's genome we hope to gain a better understanding of responses to physiological and environmental change. These molecular-based approaches are revealing amazing adaptive traits in aquatic organisms and surprising conservation of signaling pathways across taxas. If you are a student interested in learning more about opportunities in my lab please refer to prospective students for more information, or contact me directly.
For descriptions of current research efforts in the lab please visit our current research projects webpage.