Yaniv Brandvain

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==About me==
 
[[Image:YanivPic.jpg|thumb|right|Me, courtesy of [http://fishbeer.com/ Fishbeer] ]]
[[Image:YanivPic.jpg|thumb|right|Me, courtesy of [http://fishbeer.com/ Fishbeer] ]]
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===Brief biographical sketch===
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Born in Jerusalem and raised in metro Detroit, I received my MA from the College of the Atlantic in 2004. While there, I worked with Kevin Flurkey in [http://research.jax.org/faculty/harrison/index.html David Harrison's group] at the [http://www.jax.org/ Jackson Lab], beginning my life as a research scientist. I am now a graduate student with [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~wadelab/ Mike Wade] and [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~moylelab/ Leonie Moyle] in the [http://www.bio.indiana.edu/ department of biology] at [http://iub.edu/ Indiana University]. If all goes according to plan, I will graduate in the summer of 2010!!!
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===Research interests===
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[http://yanivbrandvain.wordpress.com/ www.yanivbrandvain.wordpress.com]
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I am broadly interested in evolution and genetics, as well as development and ecology, and I do not believe that these fields are very distinct from one another.
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I usually gravitate towards problems involving interactions among individuals, genes, levels of selection, or interactions between genes and the environment. Below, I briefly discuss two topics that I think about often - Genomic imprinting & Host-symbiont coevolution.
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====Genomic imprinting====
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Sometimes a gene's expression depends on whether it was inherited maternally or paternally. This phenomenon, known as genomic imprinting, has interested me since my undergraduate research.
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Why should genes be imprinted? The conflict (or kinship) theory argues that conflicts between mom and dad over resource allocation drive the evolution of genomic imprinting. I have worked a bit on this theory and its implications, but I am also interested in a number of other possible explanations.
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In addition to theoretical interests, I am  conducting a few controlled crosses to identify imprinted regions of the tomato genome. I think this would be quite exciting, as we only know of a few imprinted genes from a small sample of plant species.
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====Host-symbiont coevolution====
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===Other interests===
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I play both racquetball and squash regularly and basketball less often. I like to drink bourbon and beer and eat most things. I enjoy much music, but old-timey music is the only thing that gets [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgqlkRFtkYU me dancing]. In addition to various Detroit sports, I enjoy watching Chuck, Dexter, and 24. Most of my readings are technical things about ecology, evolution and genetics, but I do also enjoy reading popular science and the history of science.
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==Publications==
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#Paper6 pmid=19448273
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#Paper5 pmid=19154382
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#Paper4 pmid=18000137
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#Paper3 pmid=17961250
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#Paper2 pmid=17379800
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#Paper1 pmid=16224688
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</biblio>
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==Useful links==
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*[[OpenWetWare:Welcome|Introductory tutorial]]
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*[[Help|OpenWetWare help pages]]
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==Contact==
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* Yaniv Brandvain, Indiana University, Department of Biology. 1001 E 3rd St. Bloomington, IN 47405.
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* [[Special:Emailuser/Yaniv Brandvain|Email me through OpenWetWare]] or at ybrandvain via google mail.
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Current revision

Me, courtesy of Fishbeer
Me, courtesy of Fishbeer

my website has moved to

www.yanivbrandvain.wordpress.com

see you there

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