UK Biology professor Jeramiah Smith, collaborating with scientists from 35 other institutions worldwide, was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Genetics for his work with genome sequence of the sea lamprey.
Jeramiah Smith is a professor and researcher in the Department of Biology. Smith's research focuses on gene rearragnement, with a specific focus on the genes of Lamprey, a species of aquatic vertebrate. In this podcast, Smith explains why Lamprey DNA is important to humans and where his research is headed.
At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Jeramiah Smith is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology. Smith's area of focus is on genetics and genomics, particularly on how the genome is put together and why it occurs the way that it does. His current research projects concentrate on the lamprey genome.