Welcome to the Genomics and Molecular Epidemiology Research (GaMER) lab in the Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science of University of Connecticut.

We use an interdisciplinary combination of high-throughput genome sequencing, computational biology, phylogenetic analysis, and traditional molecular biology and virology. We hope that, through our research, we can better understand the genetic diversity and evolutionary dynamics of rapidly mutating viruses in animals. 

Publications in 2019


  • Welcome, Sol!
    Visiting scholar Sol Jeong started in the lab in May 2019. Sol is working on a molecular analysis of natural reassortant avian influenza viruses identified from wild birds. Welcome, Sol!
  • Welcome, Julia!
    Pathobiology student Julia Desiato has joined our lab for summer work. It is my great pleasure to welcome Julia and wish her all the best for a successful training and research outcome in our lab. Welcome, Julia!
  • Welcome Hyunjung!
    Welcome, Hyunjung! Hyunjung started in the lab in August 2019 as a Ph.D. student. His primary research interests include genomics and molecular epidemiology of zoonotic infectious diseases, including influenza and rabies.

Events at Uconn

  1. 1/22 ITS Change Moratorium
  2. 1/22 SUBOG Cribs
  3. 1/22 Trauma-Informed Supervision Through A Social Justice Lens
  4. 1/22 NVCOG Regional Resilient Connecticut Workshop
  5. 1/22 Vanquishing the Data Fear Monster: Transforming Data Anxiety into Data Enthusiasm
  6. 1/22 Psychiatry Grand Rounds
  7. 1/22 Spring 2021 Seminar - Seth John
  8. 1/22 Digital Caricatures
  9. 1/22 Department Of Public Policy MPA, MPP And Fast-Track Information Session For Political Science Students
  10. 1/22 Lunch With LCEC
  11. 1/22 Capitol Under Siege: Community Reflections On The Lawless And Violent Attack On Democracy
  12. 1/22 Change Grant Virtual Information Session
  13. 1/22 Graduate Student Seminar
  14. 1/22 Animal Science Spring Seminar Schedule
  15. 1/22 Animal Science Seminar: Mr. Brent Lewchik: Lab Safety And Chemical Waste Retraining