Kim C. Worley, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

image: Kim Worley, Ph.D.Contact information

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

Palesch D, Bosinger SE, Tharp GK, et al. Sooty mangabey genome sequence provides insight into AIDS resistance in a natural SIV host. Nature. 2018;553(7686):77-81. doi:10.1038/nature25140.

Branstetter MG, Childers AK, Cox-Foster D, et al. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018;25:65-75. doi:10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.

Naval-Sanchez M, Nguyen Q, McWilliam S, et al. Sheep genome functional annotation reveals proximal regulatory elements contributed to the evolution of modern breeds. Nat Commun. 2018;9(1):859. doi:10.1038/s41467-017-02809-1.

Harrison MC, Jongepier E, Robertson HM, et al. Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018;2(3):557-566. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0459-1.

Lindsey ARI, Kelkar YD, Wu X, et al. Comparative genomics of the miniature wasp and pest control agent Trichogramma pretiosum. BMC Biol. 2018;16(1):54. doi:10.1186/s12915-018-0520-9.

Branstetter MG, Childers AK, Cox-Foster D, et al. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 2018;25. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.

Poynton HC, Hasenbein S, Benoit JB, et al. The Toxicogenome of Hyalella azteca: A Model for Sediment Ecotoxicology and Evolutionary Toxicology. Environ Sci Technol. 2018;52(10):6009-6022. doi:10.1021/acs.est.8b00837.

Larsen PA, R Harris A, Liu Y, et al. Hybrid de novo genome assembly and centromere characterization of the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). BMC Biol. 2017;15(1):110. doi:10.1186/s12915-017-0439-6.

Eyun S-I, Soh HYoung, Posavi M, et al. Evolutionary History of Chemosensory-Related Gene Families across the Arthropoda. Mol Biol Evol. 2017;34(8):1838-1862. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx147.