Molly Megraw

Associate Professor


Office: 541-737-1118

Cordley Hall

2701 SW Campus Way

2701 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Transcription Factors, machine learning, Arabidopsis, plant natural products, microRNAs/miRNAs, systems biology, synthetic biology

  • My lab works on identifying critical transcriptional regulators conditionally expressed in specific tissues and under specific stress-induced conditions in species important to systems and synthetic biology, including Arabidopsis and Catharanthus roseus.  Related work includes the study of transcriptional regulation of Pol-II protein coding genes and miRNAs through accessible chromatin in plants, machine learning models of Transcription Start Site locations from sequence and chromatin data in plants, functional transcription factor binding site identification in plant promoters, and development of network motif discovery algorithms.
  • For more information, please visit our lab's website at http://megraw.cgrb.oregonstate.edu

Research group

Graduate Students

  • Tanner Jefferson (PhD, BPP)
  • Zach Bright (MS, BPP)

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Coranna Akdemirbey

Laboratory Technicians

  • Lindsay Sandusky

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Ag Botany / Plant Path
Courses Taught: 

BDS 470/570 Introduction to Computing in the Life Sciences

BDS 472/572 Advanced Computing for Biological Data Analysis

Headquarters: 
OSU Main Campus
Professional Accomplishments
Education: 

Ph.D., 2007 University of Pennsylvania

My Awards
My Publications