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Victor Zeng

Research Assistant

Victor Zeng

Victor obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His previous experience includes corporate information technology management at Lantech Systems, development of in silico prediction tools for C. elegans transcription co-factors in the Walhout lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and creation of elastic computing cloud instances for next generation sequence data analysis at Correlagen Diagnostics. In the lab, he works on transcriptome analysis and Parhyale germline develoment, and developed our Assembled Searchable Giant Arthropod Read Database (ASGARD).



2013. Zeng, V. Ewen-Campen, B., Horch, H.W., Roth, S., Mito, T., and Extavour, C.G. Gene discovery in a hemimetabolous insect: a de novo transcriptome for the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. PLoS ONE (in press) [PDF of accepted MS]

2012. Zeng, V. and Extavour, C.G. ASGARD: an open-access database of annotated transcriptomes for emerging model arthropod species. Database (accepted for publicaton) doi: 10.1093/database/bas048 [PDF]

2011. Zeng, V., Villanueva, K.E., Ewen-Campen, B., Alwes, F., Browne, W.E. and Extavour, C.G. De novo assembly and characterization of a maternal and developmental transcriptome for the emerging model crustacean Parhyale hawaiensis. BMC Genomics 12(1): 581.