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Andrew Kern
Andrew Kern
Assistant Professor
(848) 445-3986
(732) 445-6920
Nelson C217
604 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8082


My lab focuses on studying genomic variation within and between populations through the lens of evolution. This means that we are alternately interested in using evolutionary signals in genetic variation to find functional elements in genomes as well as understanding the forces that create and maintain genetic variation. To these ends we rely on computational and statistical approaches to glean information from large, genomic sequence data sets.


B. Kolaczkowski*, A. D. Kern*, A. Holloway, and D. J. Begun. Genomic differentiation between temperate and tropical Australian populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics, 187(1): 245-260, 2011. *these authors contributed equally.

B. Kolaczkowski, D. Hupalo, A. D. Kern. Recurrent adaptation in RNA-interference genes across the Drosophila phylogeny. Mol. Biol. Evol., 28(2): 1033-1042, 2011.

A. D. Kern and D. Haussler. A Population Genetic Hidden Markov Model for Detecting Genomic Regions Under Selection. Mol. Biol. Evol., 27(7):1673-1685, 2010.

S. Katzman*, A. D. Kern*, G. Bejerano, G. Fewell, L. Fulton, R. Wilson, D. Haussler. Human genome ultraconserved elements are ultraselected. Science 317:915, 2007. *these authors contributed equally.

The ENCODE consortium. The ENCODE pilot project: functional annotation of 1% of the human genome. Nature, 447: 799-816, 2007.

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