User:Neil R Gottel

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Me, duh.
Me, duh.

I'm a second year microbiology grad student in the Barrick Lab, studying the evolution of microbial genomes. Specifically, I'm interested in the use of evolution to evolve a "minimal genome" for E. coli. I'm also interested in gene transfer agents (GTAs), they're really weird!

Before coming to Texas, I worked in the Kent Lab at UIUC and the Plant Microbe Interfaces group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Now I stick to research that doesn't require subjecting myself to poison ivy and mosquitoes.


  • 2009, BS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Research interests

  1. Microbial Evolution
  2. Gene Transfer Agents
  3. Synthetic Biology


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  1. Gottel NR, Castro HF, Kerley M, Yang Z, Pelletier DA, Podar M, Karpinets T, Uberbacher E, Tuskan GA, Vilgalys R, Doktycz MJ, and Schadt CW. . pmid:21764952. PubMed HubMed [Populus]
  2. Hodkinson BP, Gottel NR, Schadt CW, and Lutzoni F. . pmid:21906220. PubMed HubMed [Lichen]
  3. Sullivan TS, Gottel NR, Basta N, Jardine PM, and Schadt CW. . pmid:22729539. PubMed HubMed [FiringRangeSoil]
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