The Daugherty lab in the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD uses comparative genomics, biochemistry and virology to understand how host immunity genes evolve to defend against pathogens and how pathogens counter-evolve to defeat host immunity.
Daugherty Lab @ UCSD
August 2019: Matt’s review with SaraH Zanders (Stowers Institute) on the role that gene conversion plays in genetic conflicts is out. This is an idea that Matt and SaraH talked about when they were postdocs together where Matt kept running into gene conversion in immunity genes and SaraH kept running into it with meiotic drive genes. Article is here.
May 2019: Chris is awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Katelyn Nguyen, Miles Corley, and Jaxon Wagner start as undergrads in the lab. Welcome, undergrads and congrats, Chris!
March 2019: Chinmay is awarded both a Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholarship and a Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) Undergraduate Scholarship for his work on HGT. To see other cool projects funded by HDSI, check out this article. Congrats Chinmay!
Fall 2018: Bryant Cao, Xaver Audhya and Priscilla Pan start as undergrads in the lab. Welcome!
June 2018: Matt is named a Pew Biomedical Scholar. Press release is here.