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KGI professor contributes new insights on 'jumping genes'
Date:10/8/2007

sion from an Atypical Site: A Mechanism of Evolution of Novel Transposable Elements. The work extends theories of the renowned cytogeneticist Barbara McClintock, who originally discovered moveable genetic elements. Rays research also follows on the work of molecular geneticist Enrico Coen who has examined implications of moveable genes in plants and first proposed a similar mechanism of chromosome healing.

Rays laboratory conducts research in systems biology, and he teaches courses that include the logic and methods of gene function discovery and their applications to human therapeutics. He is a pioneer in computing with molecules and designed the first artificial logic circuits with DNA. He previously conducted research at the Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, and at the Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ray earned his PhD in microbial genetics from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Previously he was a faculty member at the University of Rochester and at the University of California, San Diego.


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