Maria Katherine Mejia-Guerra
175 Biotechnology Building
Ithaca, NY 14853
I am interested in the understanding of non-coding regions in the genome and their role in the regulation of gene expression. I would like to be able to score the variation of DNA sequence in non-coding regions for their potential to alter gene expression an impact observable phenotypes of interest for agriculture. To do so, I adapt machine learning approaches established in the Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision communities for the study of DNA sequences characterized with functional genomic experiments.
• Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology , Ohio State University
• M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia