Kirsten Gotting

Kirsten Gotting

Post Doctoral Researcher


Current Position: Computational Biologist II, LifeMine


PhD in Genetics. Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI.

MS in Genetics. Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI.

MS in Biology. Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene OR.

BA in Biology. Department of Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene OR.

Research Interests:

Kirsten was a postdoc in the lab in 2023. She joined with an interest in using computational genomic methods to understand how the evolution of genome structure and function contributes to evolutionary diversification of multi-organismal systems including symbioses and specialized ecological niches. She is currently a Computational Biologist (II) at LifeMine Therapeutics.

Other Publications:

Gotting, K., May, D. S., Sosa-Calvo, J., Khadempour, L., Francoeur, C.B., Berastegui, A., Thairu, M.W., Sandstrom, S., Carlson, C.M., Chevrette, M.G., Tallerico Pupo, M., Bugni, T.S., Schultz, T.R., Johnston, J.S., Gerardo, N.M., Currie, C. R. (2022) “Genomic diversification of the specialized parasite of the fungus-growing ant symbiosis.” PNAS 119(51): e2213096119.

Francoeur, C. B., Khadempour, L., Moreira-Soto, R.D., Gotting, K., Book, A.J., Pinto-Tomás, A.A., Keefover-Ring, K., and Currie, C.R. (2020) “Bacteria contribute to plant secondary compound degradation in a generalist herbivore system.” mBio 11(5): e02146-20.

Klocko, A.D., Summers, C.A., Glover, M.L., Parrish, R., Storck, W.K., McNaught, K.J., Moss, N., Gotting, K., Stewart, A., Marrison, A.M., Payne, L., Hatakeyama, S., Selker, E.U. (2020) “Selection and characterization of mutants defective in DNA methylation in Neurospora crassa.” Genetics 216(3): 671-688.

Wang, W., Hu, C., Zeng, A., Alegre, D., Hu, D., Gotting, K., Granillo Ortega, A., Wang, Y., Robb, S., Schnittker, R., Zhang, S., Alegre, D., Li, H., Ross, E., Zhang, N., Brunet, A., Sánchez Alvarado A. (2020) “Changes in injury-responsive enhancers shape regenerative capacities in vertebrates.” Science 369(6508): eaaz3090.

Zhang S., Guo L., Guerrero-Hernández C., Ross E.J., Gotting, K., McKinney S.A., Wang W., Xiang Y., Hawley S.R., and Sánchez Alvarado A. (2018) “A nuclear hormone receptor and lipid metabolism axis are required for the maintenance and regeneration of reproductive organs.” bioRxiv: 279364.

Davies, E.L., Lei K., Seidel C.W., Kroesen A.E., McKinney S.A., Guo L., Robb S.M.C., Ross E.J., Gotting, K., and Sánchez Alvarado A. (2017) ”Embryonic origin of adult stem cells required for tissue homeostasis and regeneration.” eLife 6: e21052.

Luttrell, S.M., Gotting, K., Ross E.J., Sánchez Alvarado A., and Swalla B.J. (2016) ”Head Regeneration in Hemichordates Is Not a Strict Recapitulation of Development.” Developmental Dynamics 245(12): 1159-1175.

Lei, K., Vu H.T., Mohan R.D., McKinney S.A., Seidel C.W., Alexander R., Gotting, K., Workman J.L., and Sánchez Alvarado, A. (2016) ”Egf Signaling Directs Neoblast Repopulation by Regulating Asymmetric Cell Division in Planarians.” Developmental Cell 38(4): 413-429.

Robb, S., Gotting, K., Ross, E.J., and Sánchez Alvarado, A. (2015) ”SmedGD 2.0: The Schmidtea mediterranea genome database.” genesis 53(8): 535-546.