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Maria Katherine Mejia-Guerra

Postdoc

Contact Information:

Breeding Insight

Cals Surge Facility

Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: mm2842@cornell.edu

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Research Interests:

 

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.


Education:


•    Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology , Ohio State University


 •    M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia