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. 4/2 Weekly Thursday Reboot of DBSERVER01
  2. 4/2 WaterVent
  3. 4/2 Urology Grand Rounds Via ZOOM
  4. 4/2 UConn School of Engineering Professional Education Webinar
  5. 4/2 CBE Seminar
  6. 4/2 DIY Closed Captioning & Creating Accessible Digital Content
  7. 4/2 Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Lu Huang
  8. 4/2 Developing and Building Test, Surveys, and Pools in HuskyCT
  9. 4/2 Career Conversations
  10. 4/2 Test Taking Strategies Workshop
  11. 4/2 Anthropology Sociocultural Seminar Series: Sara Ailshire
  12. 4/2 Hus-Keys A Cappella Practice
  13. 4/2 Crafting discussion and dialogue questions
  14. 4/2 Cancelled: Practical Ways to Help People and the Planet: A Focus on Forests
  15. 4/2 Chemistry Colloquium: Josh Santiana, Rouge Group, University of Connecticut