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Kim C. Worley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

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kworley@bcm.edu

Education

Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997

Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1993

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1984

Awards and honors

1989: Predoctoral training grant, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

1993: Postdoctoral Fellowship, W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, National Library of Medicine

1993: Participant, Essential Computational Genomics for Biologists, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

1995: National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health

2010: IBM Faculty Award, IBM Corporation

Research interests

Computational biology, especially computer methods for analysis of genomic sequence information; bioinformatics, developing new tools to improve genomic sequence assembly, analysis and annotation.

Publications

Generation and characterization of antibodies against Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) IgG, IgM, and IgA., Humphreys, Alan F., Tan Jie, Peng Rongsheng, Benton Susan M., Qin Xiang, Worley Kim C., Mikulski Rose L., Chow Dar-Chone, Palzkill Timothy G., and Ling Paul D. , PloS one, 2015, Volume 10, Issue 2, p.e0116318, (2015) Abstract
Lucilia cuprina genome unlocks parasitic fly biology to underpin future interventions., Anstead, Clare A., Korhonen Pasi K., Young Neil D., Hall Ross S., Jex Aaron R., Murali Shwetha C., Hughes Daniel S. T., Lee Siu F., Perry Trent, Stroehlein Andreas J., et al. , Nature communications, 2015, Volume 6, p.7344, (2015) Abstract
Assessing structural variation in a personal genome-towards a human reference diploid genome., English, Adam C., Salerno William J., Hampton Oliver A., Gonzaga-Jauregui Claudia, Ambreth Shruthi, Ritter Deborah I., Beck Christine R., Davis Caleb F., Dahdouli Mahmoud, Ma Singer, et al. , BMC genomics, 2015 Apr 11, Volume 16, Issue 1, p.286, (2015) Abstract
The genomes of two key bumblebee species with primitive eusocial organization., Sadd, Ben M., Barribeau Seth M., Bloch Guy, de Graaf Dirk C., Dearden Peter, Elsik Christine G., Gadau Jürgen, Grimmelikhuijzen Cornelis J. P., Hasselmann Martin, Lozier Jeffrey D., et al. , Genome biology, 2015 Apr 24, Volume 16, Issue 1, p.76, (2015) Abstract
Do echinoderm genomes measure up?, Cameron, Andrew R., Kudtarkar Parul, Gordon Susan M., Worley Kim C., and Gibbs Richard A. , Marine genomics, 2015 Feb 17, (2015) Abstract
Genomic Signatures of Cooperation and Conflict in the Social Amoeba., Ostrowski, Elizabeth A., Shen Yufeng, Tian Xiangjun, Sucgang Richard, Jiang Huaiyang, Qu Jiaxin, Katoh-Kurasawa Mariko, Brock Debra A., Dinh Christopher, Lara-Garduno Fremiet, et al. , Current biology : CB, 2015 Jun 15, Volume 25, Issue 12, p.1661-5, (2015) Abstract
Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine mammals., Foote, Andrew D., Liu Yue, Thomas Gregg W. C., Vinař Tomáš, Alföldi Jessica, Deng Jixin, Dugan Shannon, van Elk Cornelis E., Hunter Margaret E., Joshi Vandita, et al. , Nature genetics, 2015 Mar, Volume 47, Issue 3, p.272-5, (2015) Abstract
A Massive Expansion of Effector Genes Underlies Gall-Formation in the Wheat Pest Mayetiola destructor., Zhao, Chaoyang, Escalante Lucio Navarro, Chen Hang, Benatti Thiago R., Qu Jiaxin, Chellapilla Sanjay, Waterhouse Robert M., Wheeler David, Andersson Martin N., Bao Riyue, et al. , Current biology : CB, 2015 Mar 2, Volume 25, Issue 5, p.613-20, (2015) Abstract
The common marmoset genome provides insight into primate biology and evolution., Worley, Kim , Nature genetics, 2014 Aug, Volume 46, Issue 8, p.850-7, (2014) Abstract
Evolutionary genetics and implications of small size and twinning in callitrichine primates., Harris, Alan R., Tardif Suzette D., Vinar Tomas, Wildman Derek E., Rutherford Julienne N., Rogers Jeffrey, Worley Kim C., and Aagaard Kjersti M. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2014 Jan 28, Volume 111, Issue 4, p.1467-72, (2014) Abstract
Comparative validation of the D. melanogaster modENCODE transcriptome annotation., Chen, Zhen-Xia, Sturgill David, Qu Jiaxin, Jiang Huaiyang, Park Soo, Boley Nathan, Suzuki Ana Maria, Fletcher Anthony R., Plachetzki David C., FitzGerald Peter C., et al. , Genome research, 2014 Jul, Volume 24, Issue 7, p.1209-23, (2014) Abstract
The sheep genome illuminates biology of the rumen and lipid metabolism., Jiang, Yu, Xie Min, Chen Wenbin, Talbot Richard, Maddox Jillian F., Faraut Thomas, Wu Chunhua, Muzny Donna M., Li Yuxiang, Zhang Wenguang, et al. , Science (New York, N.Y.), 2014 Jun 6, Volume 344, Issue 6188, p.1168-73, (2014) Abstract
The First Myriapod Genome Sequence Reveals Conservative Arthropod Gene Content and Genome Organisation in the Centipede Strigamia maritima., Chipman, Ariel D., Ferrier David E. K., Brena Carlo, Qu Jiaxin, Hughes Daniel S. T., Schröder Reinhard, Torres-Oliva Montserrat, Znassi Nadia, Jiang Huaiyang, Almeida Francisca C., et al. , PLoS biology, 2014 Nov, Volume 12, Issue 11, p.e1002005, (2014) Abstract
Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes., Carbone, Lucia, Harris Alan R., Gnerre Sante, Veeramah Krishna R., Lorente-Galdos Belen, Huddleston John, Meyer Thomas J., Herrero Javier, Roos Christian, Aken Bronwen, et al. , Nature, 2014 Sep 11, Volume 513, Issue 7517, p.195-201, (2014) Abstract
Combined sequence-based and genetic mapping analysis of complex traits in outbred rats., Baud, Amelie, Hermsen Roel, Guryev Victor, Stridh Pernilla, Graham Delyth, McBride Martin W., Foroud Tatiana, Calderari Sophie, Diez Margarita, Ockinger Johan, et al. , Nature genetics, 2013 Jul, Volume 45, Issue 7, p.767-75, (2013) Abstract
Assemblathon 2: evaluating de novo methods of genome assembly in three vertebrate species., Bradnam, Keith R., Fass Joseph N., Alexandrov Anton, Baranay Paul, Bechner Michael, Birol Inanç, Boisvert Sébastien, Chapman Jarrod A., Chapuis Guillaume, Chikhi Rayan, et al. , GigaScience, 2013 Jul 22, Volume 2, Issue 1, p.10, (2013) Abstract
RNA interference knockdown of DNA methyl-transferase 3 affects gene alternative splicing in the honey bee., Li-Byarlay, Hongmei, Li Yang, Stroud Hume, Feng Suhua, Newman Thomas C., Kaneda Megan, Hou Kirk K., Worley Kim C., Elsik Christine G., Wickline Samuel A., et al. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013 Jul 30, Volume 110, Issue 31, p.12750-5, (2013) Abstract
Mind the gap: upgrading genomes with Pacific Biosciences RS long-read sequencing technology., English, Adam C., Richards Stephen, Han Yi, Wang Min, Vee Vanesa, Qu Jiaxin, Qin Xiang, Muzny Donna M., Reid Jeffrey G., Worley Kim C., et al. , PloS one, 2012, Volume 7, Issue 11, p.e47768, (2012) Abstract
Complete genome sequence of Enterococcus faecium strain TX16 and comparative genomic analysis of Enterococcus faecium genomes., Qin, Xiang, Galloway-Peña Jessica R., Sillanpaa Jouko, Roh Jung Hyeob, Nallapareddy Sreedhar R., Chowdhury Shahreen, Bourgogne Agathe, Choudhury Tina, Muzny Donna M., Buhay Christian J., et al. , BMC microbiology, 2012, Volume 12, p.135, (2012) Abstract
The Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel., Mackay, Trudy F. C., Richards Stephen, Stone Eric A., Barbadilla Antonio, Ayroles Julien F., Zhu Dianhui, Casillas Sònia, Han Yi, Magwire Michael M., Cridland Julie M., et al. , Nature, 2012 Feb 9, Volume 482, Issue 7384, p.173-8, (2012) Abstract
Identical genomic organization of two hemichordate hox clusters., Freeman, Robert, Ikuta Tetsuro, Wu Michael, Koyanagi Ryo, Kawashima Takeshi, Tagawa Kunifumi, Humphreys Tom, Fang Guang-Chen, Fujiyama Asao, Saiga Hidetoshi, et al. , Current biology : CB, 2012 Nov 6, Volume 22, Issue 21, p.2053-8, (2012) Abstract
Gene structure in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus based on transcriptome analysis., Tu, Qiang, Cameron Andrew R., Worley Kim C., Gibbs Richard A., and Davidson Eric H. , Genome research, 2012 Oct, Volume 22, Issue 10, p.2079-87, (2012) Abstract
Genome sequence of an Australian kangaroo, Macropus eugenii, provides insight into the evolution of mammalian reproduction and development., Renfree, Marilyn B., Papenfuss Anthony T., Deakin Janine E., Lindsay James, Heider Thomas, Belov Katherine, Rens Willem, Waters Paul D., Pharo Elizabeth A., Shaw Geoff, et al. , Genome biology, 2011, Volume 12, Issue 8, p.R81, (2011) Abstract
Characterization of single-nucleotide variation in Indian-origin rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)., Fawcett, Gloria L., Raveendran Muthuswamy, Rio Deiros David, Chen David, Yu Fuli, Harris Ronald Alan, Ren Yanru, Muzny Donna M., Reid Jeffrey G., Wheeler David A., et al. , BMC genomics, 2011, Volume 12, p.311, (2011) Abstract
Comparative and demographic analysis of orang-utan genomes., Locke, Devin P., Hillier Ladeana W., Warren Wesley C., Worley Kim C., Nazareth Lynne V., Muzny Donna M., Yang Shiaw-Pyng, Wang Zhengyuan, Chinwalla Asif T., Minx Pat, et al. , Nature, 2011 Jan 27, Volume 469, Issue 7331, p.529-33, (2011) Abstract


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