Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Warren Francis
Graduate Research Assistant

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Phone: (831) 775-2060
Fax: (831) 775-1620
email: wfrancis

Warren Francis is a Ph.D. student working in Steve Haddock's lab.  His work focuses on understanding the molecular biology and chemistry of polychaetes and other luminous animals, as well as general computational approaches to annotating functions of proteins for non-model organisms. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.

Current projects:
Chemiluminescence with superoxide from several deep-sea polychaetes
Assembly strategies for transcriptomes of non-model organisms
Comparative analysis of ctenophore genomes and transcriptomes, studying clade-specific genes and origins
Gene expression of luminous and non-luminous animals

Recent work:
"A comparison across non-model animals suggests an optimal sequencing depth for de novo transcriptome assembly"
"The Genome of the Ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi and Its Implications for Cell Type Evolution"
"Characterization of an anthraquinone fluor from the bioluminescent, pelagic polychaete Tomopteris"

Last updated: Apr. 24, 2014