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Justin Vaughn received his doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, working with Albecht von Arnim to develop computational pipelines for comparative transcriptomics in plants. As a postdoctoral researcher in Jeff Bennetzen's lab at the University of Georgia, Athens, Dr. Vaughn characterized structural variation in rice populations and used this data to develop new models of tandem duplication formation. He also assisted on numerous genome sequencing projects ranging from orphan grains to culinary herbs. He moved to Zenglu Li's group at the University of Georgia as a postdoctoral researcher and then research scientist. There, he helped in efforts to characterize the global soybean germplasm as well as dissect the genetic architecture of key agronomic traits such as seed composition. He has additionally consulted on the design of the Noble Foundation’s Alfalfa Breeder's Toolbox, which aims to enhance the usefulness of genomic and phenotypic information in cultivar development. He has spoken at numerous academic conferences and given talks internationally for the Health and Safety Institute (HESI) on genetically modified crops. He joined GBRU in early 2017.
Applied Agricultural Genomics and Bioinformatics Research In-House Appropriated (D) Accession Number:434717 Bioinformatics and Genomics Application Development Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S) Accession Number:433451
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- Dissecting the role of oxidative stress in host-Aspergillus flavus interactions using genomics and genetic engineering-(Abstract Only)
- Transcriptome responses to the phytotoxin t-Chalcone in Arabidopsis thaliana L.-(Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz-Tielas, C., Grana, E., Sanchez-Moreiras, A.M., Reigosa, M.J., Vaughn, J.N., Pan, Z., Bajsa Hirschel, J.N., Duke, S.O. 2019. Transcriptome responses to the phytotoxin t-Chalcone in Arabidopsis thaliana L. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5405.
- The hunt for the "silver bullet": Reference genome development and comparative genomics analysis of field isolates of Aspergillus flavus for identification of aflatoxin regulators-(Abstract Only)
- Use of omics methods to determine the mode of action of natural phytotoxins-()
Duke, S.O., Pan, Z., Bajsa Hirschel, J.N., Sanchez-Moreiras, A.M., Vaughn, J.N. 2018. Use of omics methods to determine the mode of action of natural phytotoxins. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. 1294:33-46.
- A Reference Genome for US Rice-(Abstract Only)
Scheffler, B.E., Edwards, J., Stein, J., Ware, D., Vaughn, J.N., Schmutz, J., Peterson, D., Youngblood, C., Duke, M.V., Grimwood, J., Simpson, S.A., Mcclung, A.M. 2018. A Reference Genome for US Rice. Meeting Abstract. 37th Rice Technical Working Group.p.50.
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