Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
B.S., Chemistry, Colorado School of Mines - 2008
Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin at Madison - 2013
Bacterial genomics, Biochemistry. Characterizing the molecular mechanisms and gene expression programs that support resistance of bacteria to environmental stresses or facilitate unique metabolic capabilities. In particular, how knowledge of these processes can be leveraged for bioremediation or the production of biocommodities. I am currently studying the response of Caulobacter crescentus to uranium stress with applications towards bioremediation.
Yung, M. C., Park, D. M., Overton, K. W., Blow, M. J., Hoover, C. A., Smit, J., Murray, S. R., Ricci, D. P., Christen, B., Bowman, G. R., & Jiao, Y. (2015) Transposon mutagenesis paired with deep sequencing of Caulobacter crescentus under uranium stress reveals genes essential for detoxification and stress tolerance. J. Bacteriol. 197, 3160-72
Park D, Ahktar M, Ansari A, Landick R, Kiley PJ. The bacterial response regulator ArcA uses a diverse binding site architecture to regulate carbon oxidation globally. PLOS Genetics (In production).
Chung, D., Park, D., Myers, K.S., Grass, J., Kiley, P.J., Landick, R. and Keles, S. dPeak: High Resolution Identification of Transcription Factor Binding Sites from PET and SET ChIP-Seq Data. PLOS Computational Biology (In production).