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The Naithani lab is interested in exploring the underlying principles of systems-level gene-networks in plants and developing biological pathway models supported by high-quality biocuration, gene-orthology based predictions, and analysis of high-throughput genomic data.
Lab website: https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/users/sushma-naithani
The intern will utilize a data set available from Plant Reactome database that contains data for ~300 pathways from 79 species to analyze evolution of metabolic pathways across the broad spectrum of plants and photoautotrophs; identify unique pathways associated with different plant families and set of universally conserved pathways. The student will also learn the biocuration of genes and pathways which will help in data analysis.
The students will learn biocuration, data management, FAIR data principles, Big data analytics.