Dr. Dinsdale’s lab at San Diego State University uses next-generation sequencing to tease apart ecological and evolutionary relationships within marine, coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems. We are a multi-disciplinary team of students and researchers from around the globe.
Dr. Dinsdale helped establish one of the first university-level classes to offer hands-on experience with a pyrosequencing machine. In 2011, students of BIOL596 Ecological Metagenomics at SDSU sequenced the California sea lion genome at 12X coverage. Students applied bioinformatics and statistics techniques to analyze the resulting genomes and metagenomes.
Head of the Haseloff lab, with a history of research in plant viroids, RNA enzymes and engineering approaches to plant development. Current interests are in simple open systems for plant synthetic biology including programmable cell-free extracts.
Dr. White graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a joint BS-MS degree in biology in 1993. He completed his PhD in developmental biology at Stanford University in 1998, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in biochemistry and genomics at the Stanford Genome Technology Center. In 2001, he joined the faculty at Yale University as an Assistant Professor of Genetics, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003.
He was named an NIH Genome Scholar in 2000, a W.M. Keck Distinguished Young Investigator in Medical Sciences in 2003, an Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator in 2004, a Pritzker Fellow in 2006, and James and Karen Frank Family Professor in 2006. In 2004, he was elected chairman of the Gordon Conference on Genomics, and in 2005, vice-chairman of the Gordon Conference on Hormone Action in Development and Cancer.
Ludovic Orlando is a former student from the Ecole Normale Superieure of Lyon (ENS, 1996-2000), one of the top-5 French universities. First trained as a molecular biologist, he got more recently interested in computational biology and programming.
He received his PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Lyon, France in 2003, almost twenty years after the first ancient DNA molecule was ever sequenced. Trained in phylogenomics as a postdoc (CNRS EA 3781), he was rapidly appointed as a permanent Associate Professor at the prestigious ENS Lyon, where he taught and performed research between 2005 and 2010. He moved to the Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, in April 2010 to start his own research group. He was appointed as a full Professor in Molecular Archaeology in March 2016 and started in December 2016 a five year, ERC-funded project on horse evolution.
His group develops integrative approaches in ancient DNA research, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology.
Ludovic has been part of several organizing and scientific boards of international meetings, including the prestigious international meeting for the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution, the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology and the International Union for Quaternary Research. He has been acting as an Academic Editor for the journal PLoS One since January 2012, for Scientific Reports since September 2016, and for Peer J since April 2017.
He is one of the four Editors-in-Chief for the journal ‘Science and Technology of Archeological Research’. He was expert member of the committee of the French National Research Agency (ANR, panel SVSE7 for Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology and Agronomy) in 2012 and 2013, and an expert member of the Junior Committee of the ‘Institut Universitaire de France’ in 2015 and 2016.
Dr. Marlon Stoeckius is a senior research scientist in the NYGC’s technology innovation lab, a multidisciplinary research team, comprised of molecular biologists, engineers and chemists, seeking to advance a variety of next-generation sequencing techniques. His major focus is the development of experimental methods to obtain multimodal information from single cells. Prior to joining NYGC, he worked as postdoctoral researcher at Yale University studying gene expression regulation in early embryogenesis. He performed his graduate research in the lab of Nikolaus Rajewsky at the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine Berlin, characterizing the oocyte-to-embryo transition in C. elegans. Being part of an international MDC-NYU PhD exchange program, he did stints of his PhD research in the lab of Fabio Piano at New York University. He received his PhD in molecular biology from the Humboldt University Berlin, and his MA in biomedical sciences from the University of Applied Sciences Bonn, Germany.