Dr. Dana Price

Dr. Dana Price

Biography

Dr. Price is an Associate Research Professor at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. His research focuses on microbial eukaryote evolution, systematics, taxonomy and functional genomics. Using genome data generated by the SEBS Genome Cooperative, which he directs, he employs bioinformatic pipelines and high-performance computing resources available at SEBS and throughout Rutgers to elucidate the biology, ecology and life histories of organisms through analysis of their genomes. His current projects range from reconstructing ancestral metabolic pathways of toxic dinoflagellates to the genome biology that facilitated the thecate amoeba Paulinella chromatophora in acquiring a primary plastid. He also performs systematic and phylogenetic analyses to compare, contrast, annotate and place genomes from single protist cells collected from the environment in the Tree of Life (ToL). These cells, even when conspecific, can exhibit unique patterns of genomic divergence that yield important insights into how they interact with their own microbiomes and the surrounding environment.

Title and Address:
Associate Research Professor
Department of Plant Biology
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Primary Focus Area: Microbial eukaryote evolution, systematics, taxonomy and functional genomics

Contact Information:
Dr. Dana Price
Department of Plant Biology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
59 Dudley Road, Foran Hall, Room 106B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Office Phone: 848-932-6219
d.price@rutgers.edu