Lemur Hibernation Genomics
Lemurs are one of the only primate species which are capable of hibernation. In this project, we plan to uncover the genes which permit hibernation in these animals and find drug targets to activate the same pathways in humans. We will do this using RNA-Seq and (eventually) in silico drug screening.
RNA-Seq, Linux, Comparative genomics
Avg. Hours / Week
Alex Bishop, D.Phil. & Peter Larsen, PhD
Aiola Stoja & Henry Miller
Publication if successful?
Trainee authorship criteria (if applicable)
Trainees who contribute meaningfully to the project will be listed as co-authors. E.g., performing an entire core analysis or developing a core component of project software.