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Takuya Nakazato
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Takuya Nakazato
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Phone: (901) 678-5539
Fax: 901) 678-4457
Office: 319 Ellington Hall

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Professional Experience
1997 B.S. Indiana University
2005 Ph.D. Indiana University

2008-present Assistant Professor at the University of Memphis, Biological Sciences
2005-2008 Postdoctoral Associate with Dr. Leonie Moyle in Indiana University on Evolutionary Genetics
2007-present Affiliate in Ecological Research Center, the University of Memphis

Research Interests

  • Phylogeography of the domesticated and wild tomatoes using genome-wide Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs).
  • Population genomics of tomato species to study the mechanisms of local adaptation and ecological speciation using SNPs generated by the next-generation sequencing technology.
  • Functional genomics of abiotic stress tolerances in tomato species using Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping and Whole Genome Association (WGA) studies.
  • Study of chromosome number and genome structure evolution in fern species using whole genome sequencing technology.
  • Mailing address:
    The University of Memphis
    Department of Biological Sciences
    319 Ellington Hall
    Memphis, TN 38152

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