Welcome to the Halo Lab !!


Research in the Halo Lab is directed to explaining aspects of genomic evolution and impact consequent to the expression and movement of mobile elements.


Our work exploring the history of retroelement germline invasion in domestic dogs and extant canid species is available! Origin and recent expansion of a gammaretroviral lineage in canids

Our paper on HERV discovery and characterization in collaborations from the Kidd Lab at University of Michigan and the Coffin Lab at Tufts University Medical School is published in PNAS!

The paper can be found here: unfixed HERVs in diverse populations. The paper is accompanied by a press release that can be viewed here PNAS_press_release.

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