Meet Blake Meyers

The lab’s work with next-gen sequencing stretches back to ~2001, when Blake was funded by the NSF to apply “MPSS” to the analysis of gene expression in Arabidopsis. This led to the development in the Meyers lab of the first publicly-accessible browser for next-gen data. After moving to the University of Delaware in 2002, we continued to develop the application to mRNA and small RNA analyses of first MPSS, then 454, and finally the still-current Illumina SBS sequencing.

In 2005, with collaborator Pam Green, we were the first to use next-gen sequencing for the analysis of small RNAs, and in 2008, our labs co-developed “PARE” for the genome-wide analysis of cleaved mRNAs (PARE = Parallel Analysis of RNA Ends). The Meyers lab has widely applied these methods to study plant genomes and their RNA products, and the lab continues to develop and apply novel informatics approaches for the analysis of RNA function in plants.

Blake’s CV

Interviews with Blake

Lab Members

Post-doctoral & Research Scientists

Chong Teng

Chong Teng

Research Scientist - Laboratory

Junpeng Zhan

Junpeng Zhan

Postdoctoral Associate - Laboratory

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox

Postdoctoral Associate - Laboratory

Patricia Baldrich

Patricia Baldrich

Research Scientist - Laboratory

Sébastien Bélanger

Sébastien Bélanger

Research Scientist - Laboratory

Graduate students

Aleksandra Beric

Aleksandra Beric

PhD Student - Laboratory

Guna Ranjan Gurazada

Guna Ranjan Gurazada

PhD Student (part-time) - Computational

Lily O'Connor

Lily O'Connor

PhD Student - Laboratory

Rachel Jouni

Rachel Jouni

PhD Student - Laboratory

Ryan DelPercio

Ryan DelPercio

PhD Student - Laboratory

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis

PhD Student - Bioinformatics

Thales Cherubino

Thales Cherubino

PhD Student (visiting) - Bioinformatics

Wanchana Aesomnuk

Wanchana Aesomnuk

PhD Student (visiting) - Bioinformatics

Staff & Associates

Deepti Ramachandruni

Deepti Ramachandruni

Technical Specialist - Computational

Feray Demirci

Feray Demirci

Technical Specialist - Computational

Gus Vogt

Gus Vogt

Laboratory Technician

Hillary Birtley

Hillary Birtley

Laboratory Assistant

Jasmine Zenderland

Jasmine Zenderland

Laboratory Technician

Joanna Friesner

Joanna Friesner

Editorial Associate

Josh Rothhaupt

Josh Rothhaupt

DDPSC Bioinformatics Infrastructure Manager

Mayumi Nakano

Mayumi Nakano

Computational Group Manager

Missy Rung-Blue

Missy Rung-Blue

Grants Specialist

Spencer Navrude

Spencer Navrude

Laboratory Technician

Terri Burton

Administrative Assistant

Recent meyers lab alumni

See the complete list of Former Lab Members

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