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Usawadee Chaiprom

Email:   chaipro2@illinois.edu

Program area(s):   

Bioinformatics

Graduate advisor:   Prof. Matt Hudson, Crop Sciences

Research:

I am interested in the research areas of Functional Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology focusing on agriculture.

My project topic is the small RNA analysis in the energy-plant called “switchgrass” (Panicum virgatum). The aim is to study the regulatory mechanisms of small non-coding RNAs such as miRNA and siRNAs in different developmental stages of this biomass crop using bioinformatics tools and molecular biology techniques.

I hope that the research results will be useful in improving yields of biomass in the future.