Tauras Vilgalys


A fifth year student with Jenny Tung, Tauras is interested in the origins and consequences of gene regulatory variation in primates. His dissertation research focuses on the evolution of DNA methylation among Papio baboons, using comparisons between species and leveraging naturally occurring admixture in the Amboseli baboon population.

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Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Lea, Amanda J., et al. “Maximizing ecological and evolutionary insight in bisulfite sequencing data sets..” Nature Ecology & Evolution, vol. 1, no. 8, Aug. 2017, pp. 1074–83. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0229-0. Full Text