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

Patricia Baldrich

Nicole Szeluga

Visiting Scientist - Laboratory

Patricia Baldrich

Patricia Baldrich

Research Scientist - Laboratory

Thales Cherubino

Thales Cherubino

Postdoctoral Associate - Bioinformatics

Graduate students

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

Staff & Associates

Caroline Henry

Caroline Henry

Laboratory Assistant

Deepti Ramachandruni

Deepti Ramachandruni

Technical Specialist - Computational

Gus Vogt

Gus Vogt

Laboratory Technician

Joanna Friesner

Joanna Friesner

Editorial Associate

Gus Vogt

Mackenzie Kasarda

Laboratory Technician

Madison McGregor

Madison McGregor

Laboratory Assistant

Mayumi Nakano

Mayumi Nakano

Computational Group Manager

Missy Rung-Blue

Missy Rung-Blue

Grants Specialist

Caroline Henry

Nicole Burkett

Laboratory Assistant

Mackenzie Kasarda

Patrick Minx

Laboratory Technician

Terri Burton

Terri Burton

Administrative Assistant

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