Maloof Lab:Daniele Filiault

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=Daniele Filiault=
=Daniele Filiault=
[[Image:Danielewiki.jpg|thumb|I even leave the lab sometimes!]]
[[Image:Danielewiki.jpg|thumb|I even leave the lab sometimes!]]
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I'm a third year graduate student in the [http://www-plb.ucdavis.edu/pbgg/ Plant Biology Graduate Group] at the [http://www.ucdavis.edu University of California Davis].  I have a BS in General Agriculture from [http://www.cornell.edu Cornell University] and an MS in Horticulture from the [http://www.wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison] where I studied cold acclimation and freezing tolerance in turfgrass species.
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I am now a postdoctoral fellow working in [http://www.gmi.oeaw.ac.at/en/research/magnus-nordborg/ Magnus Nordborg's group] at the [http://www.gmi.oeaw.ac.at/en/home/ Gregor Mendel Institute] in Vienna, Austria.  My PhD work was done in [http://malooflab.openwetware.org/ Julin Maloof's Lab] at the [http://www.ucdavis.edu University of California Davis] and have a BS in General Agriculture from [http://www.cornell.edu Cornell University] and an MS in Horticulture from the [http://www.wisc.edu University of Wisconsin-Madison] where I studied cold acclimation and freezing tolerance in turfgrass species.
==Research==
==Research==
[[Image:ColSA.png‎|thumb|Genetically identical plants grown in simulated shade (top) or sun (bottom).  Cool!]]
[[Image:ColSA.png‎|thumb|Genetically identical plants grown in simulated shade (top) or sun (bottom).  Cool!]]
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My work uses genetic approaches to understand natural variation in shade avoidance responses in ''Arabidopsis thaliana''.
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My dissertation work focuses on using quantitative and population genetics to understand natural variation in ''Arabidopsis thaliana'' shade avoidance responsesBy integrating traditional methods (like QTL analysis) with new approaches (such as whole-genome association mapping), we have identified a number of candidate genes and naturally-occurring polymorphisms that could be underlying phenotypic variationMy current efforts are centered on validating these candidate genes as well as on refining and expanding our association mapping analyses.
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:I have done an association mapping study for seedling and juvenile shade avoidance traits using 96 Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypesFrom this study, we have identified over 100 intervals in the genome that are statistically associated with our measured phenotypes.  We have also used a candidate gene approach to identify associations between these phenotypes and SNPs in genes previously shown to be involved in shade avoidanceCurrently I am working on functional validation of some of these statistical associations.
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*;Expression QTL
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:At this time I am doing preliminary work for an eQTL project, which will use gene expression levels as phenotypes in QTL analysis.  Several RIL (recombinant inbred line) sets appear to be good candidates for this type of analysis and are in the process of being phenotyped.  Once a final RIL set is chosen, microarray analysis will begin.  This should happen soon!
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*;Genetic regulatory networks
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:Expression QTL data sets are especially useful tools for understanding the genetic regulatory networks.  Since little is known about the network underlying shade avoidance responses, this type of network analysis could be especially useful in uncovering the molecular mechanisms by which plants modulate their development in response to shade.
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==Outside the lab==
==Outside the lab==
Depending on the weather, I'm doing one of the following:
Depending on the weather, I'm doing one of the following:

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Daniele Filiault

I even leave the lab sometimes!
I even leave the lab sometimes!

I am now a postdoctoral fellow working in Magnus Nordborg's group at the Gregor Mendel Institute in Vienna, Austria. My PhD work was done in Julin Maloof's Lab at the University of California Davis and have a BS in General Agriculture from Cornell University and an MS in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I studied cold acclimation and freezing tolerance in turfgrass species.

Research

Genetically identical plants grown in simulated shade (top) or sun (bottom).  Cool!
Genetically identical plants grown in simulated shade (top) or sun (bottom). Cool!

My dissertation work focuses on using quantitative and population genetics to understand natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana shade avoidance responses. By integrating traditional methods (like QTL analysis) with new approaches (such as whole-genome association mapping), we have identified a number of candidate genes and naturally-occurring polymorphisms that could be underlying phenotypic variation. My current efforts are centered on validating these candidate genes as well as on refining and expanding our association mapping analyses.

Outside the lab

Depending on the weather, I'm doing one of the following:

Contact Info

  • dlfiliault (at) ucdavis (dot) edu
  • Lab location: 2119 Life Sciences
  • Lab phone: (530) 752-8086
  • Mailing address:
Section of Plant Biology
One Shields Avenue
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616


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