Genomic Research

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Thomas (Tom) Denes
Assistant Professor
Molecular Microbiology and Bacteriophage

Tarek Hewezi
Assistant Professor
Plant Molecular Biology

Kurt H. Lamour
Molecular Epidemiology

Bode Adebowale Olukolu
Assistant Professor

Arnold M. Saxton
Statistics, genomics

Margaret E. (Meg) Staton
Assistant Professor
Genomics / Bioinformatics

Charles Neal (Neal) Stewart, Jr.
Transgenic plants, phytosensors

Groups and Facilities

(4 mentions)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

(1 mention)

Genomics Hub 
A world-class facility dedicated to agricultural research.



Development of Novel DNA-Based Methods for Detection of Bt Resistant Fall Armyworms, 5/31/2018

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

Faculty 360 | Meg Staton, 2/24/2016

TN to Participate in NSF ‘Big Data’ Genomics Research, 10/14/2014


Recent Publications

Bovine Genome-Microbiome Interactions: Metagenomic Frontier for the Selection of Efficient Productivity in Cattle Systems.  Myer, P.  2019.  mSystems.

KBase: the United States department of energy systems biology knowledgebase A. Arkin, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Nature Biotechnology. [Abstract]

Evolution of olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome A. Cohanim, E. Amsalem, R. Saad, D. D. Shoemaker, and E. Privman.  2018.  Genome Biology and Evolution, 10: 2947-2960. [Abstract]

KBase: the United States department of energy systems biology knowledgebase Adam Arkin et al.  2018.  Nature Biotechnology. [Abstract]

Terpenoid secondary metabolites in bryophytes: chemical diversity, biosynthesis and biological functions Chen, F., A. Ludwiczuk, G. Wei, X. Chen, B. Crandall-Stotler, and J. L. Bowman.  2018.  critical review in plant sciences. [Abstract]

Updates to the Hardwood Genomics Project, a Website and Database for Tree Genetic and Genomic Data.  Chen, M., B. Condon, A. Almsaeed, J. Yu, J. Wegrzyn, D. Main, S. Ficklin, and M. E. Staton.  2018.  Plant and Animal Genome Conference.

Pleiotropic and Epistatic Network-Based Discovery: Integrated Networks for Target Gene Discovery D. Weighill, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  Frontiers in Energy Research. [Abstract]

The Sphagnome Project: enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus‐level sequencing project D. Weston, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  New phytologist. [Abstract]

Positive selection on sociobiological traits in invasive fire ants E. Privman, P. Cohen, A. Cohanim, O. Riba-Grognuz, D. D. Shoemaker, and L. Keller.  2018.  Molecular Ecology, 27(15): 3116-3130. [Abstract]

Diel rewiring and positive selection of ancient plant proteins enabled evolution of CAM photosynthesis in Agave H. Yin, P. Ranjan, et al.  2018.  BMC genomics. [Abstract]

An investigation of surface water sediment source tracking using bacterial metagenomics and elemental fingerprinting.  Huangfu, Y.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Genomic Characterization and Phylogenetic Analysis of Salmonella Newport Clinical Strains from Tennessee, 2017-2018.  Hudson, L. K., C. Moore, L. Constantine-Renna, J. K. Yackley, X. Qian, L. S. Thomas, K. N. Garman, J. R. Dunn, and T. Denes.  2018.  ASM Conference on Rapid Applied Microbial Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatic Pipelines, Tysons, VA, 09/23, 2018.