Research Overview

Current work in the Norgren Lab is focused on nonhuman primate genomics and genetics. The Norgren Lab and collaborators are working on the following projects:

  1. Rhesus macaque genome. In cooperation with several collaborators, a new greatly improved rhesus genome assembly and annotation has been produced. Illumina sequencing of both genomic DNA and mRNA has been performed. Assembly and annotation files can be found here. This work was funded by the NIH.

    Recent publication:
    Zimin, A. V., Cornish, A. S., Maudhoo, M.D., Gibbs, R. M. Zhang, X., Pandey, S., Meehan, D. T.,Wipfler, K., Bosinger, S. E., Johnson, Z. P., Tharp, G. K., Marcais, G., Roberts, M., Ferguson, B., Fox, H., Treangen, T., Salzberg, S. L., Yorke, J. A. and Norgren, R. B. (2014) A new rhesus macaque assembly and annotation for next-generation sequencing analyses. Biology Direct, 9:20.

  2. Marmoset genome. Illumina sequencing of both genomic DNA and mRNA has been performed. Links to sequences can be found here. Funding for this work was recently awarded by the Nebraska Research Initiative.

    Recent publication:
    Maudhoo, M. D., Ren, D., Gradnigo, J. S. Gibbs, R. M., Lubker, A. C., Moriyama, E. N., French, J. A. and Norgren, R. B. (2014) De novo assembly of the common marmoset transcriptome from NextGen mRNA sequences. GigaScience, 3:14.

  3. Chimpanzee genome. In preparation for a new chimpanzee assembly and annotation, Illumina sequencing of both genomic DNA and mRNA from "Clint", the reference chimpanzee, has been performed. Links to sequences can be found here.

See this site for more information (UN-NHPGC)

Lab Members

Robert B. Norgren, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator

Mnirnal Maudhoo - Bioinformatics Technician

Jake Madison -Bioinformatics Technician

Dan Meehan - Technologist

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Norgren Lab Equipment

Ion Torrent Darth
Ion Torrent Personal Genomics Machine: This is a Next Generation nucleotide sequencing machine. It will be used for both genomic DNA sequencing as well as mRNA-seq. Bioinformatics server for the Norgren Lab: Dell PowerEdge R900; Four Quad Six L7455Xeon, 2.13GHz, 64 GB
Biomek 2000
Biomek 2000: This Liquid Handling Robot has been used extensively for high-throughput PCR.

 

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