What we’ve learned during the blogging hiatus

May 25, 2020

It’s been seven years or so since I updated this blog. In this post, I hope to summarize a direction my lab has taken in this time. If I am successful, you will see how interesting and exciting this research is, and the new directions we are exploring.

For the better part of 12 years, a main focus of research in my lab has been alternative polyadenylation in plants. I summarized a couple of seminal papers previously – here and here. One of the take-home points of this research was the scope of alternative polyadenylation – how many different poly(A) sites could be used, how usage shifts, and the impacts that shifts in poly(A) site choice have on gene expression. Since 2013, we have published many additional papers on alternative polyadenylation. The three summarized here help to develop a theme that guides current research in my lab.

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Well, that was a bit of a break

May 24, 2020

Hmm… I guess that hiatus was a bit longer than I had anticipated. It’s been more than 7 years, so I guess a few updates are in order. Over the next posts, I will bring this blog up to speed – stuff about my lab, other science-related activities, and odds and ends as befits the history of this blog. Read the rest of this entry »