MCB Program Start:
BS, English, 2008, Arizona State University
Philosophy MA from Louisiana State University 2012,
Master of Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University 2014
Research Advisor and Department:
Dr. Joanna Masel, EEB
I use statistics and bioinformatics to interrogate genomic sequence data in order to ask questions about protein evolution. Specifically, I ask questions about how new protein sequences are gained, how existing proteins change over time, and the barriers a peptide needs to overcome before it has any hope of being functional. My work is entirely computational with zero wet lab component.
Dr. Michael Hammer
Dr. Joanna Masel
Dr. Eric Lyons
Honors and Awards:
SMBE Young Investigator Travel Award, 2018
NIH-supported T32 training grant for MCB and Biochemistry, August 2014 - May 2016
I listen to, write, and play music.
Kosinski, L. J.; Masel, J., Stop codon readthrough errors purge deleterious cryptic sequences, facilitating the later co-option of non-coding sequences into coding. Manuscript in preparation.
Andreatta, M. E.; Levine, J. A.; Foy, S. G.; Guzman, L. D.; Kosinski, L. J.; Cordes, M. H.; Masel, J., The recent de novo origin of protein C-termini. Genome Biol Evol (2015) 7 (6): 1686 - 1701.