Firefly genomics

IMG_0341-2We are interested in genome size and repetitive DNA evolution in the family Lampyridae (fireflies). The Larracuente lab is part of a diverse group of scientists collaborating to produce a high quality genome assembly of Photinus pyralis.

Firefly genome project group:

Sarah Lower (Bucknell)
Tim Fallon (MIT)
Amanda Larracuente (Rochester)
Gavin Martin (BYU)
Seth Bybee (BYU)
Megan Behringer (Indiana Univerity)
Sara Lewis (Tufts)
Jing-Ke Weng (MIT)