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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D.

Richard A. Gibbs

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Director of Human Genome Sequencing Center

Phone: 713-798-6539
Fax: 713-798-5741


  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Postdoctoral, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Genomic sequencing
  • Haplotype maps
  • Physical mapping of genomes

Selected Publications

  • Havlak P, Chen R, Durbin KJ, Egan A, Ren Y, Song XZ, Weinstock GM, Gibbs RA. The Atlas genome assembly system. Genome Res. 2004. 14(4):721-32.
  • Li J, Jiang T, Mao JH, Balmain A, Peterson L, Harris C, Rao PH, Havlak P, Gibbs R, Cai WW. Genomic segmental polymorphisms in inbred mouse strains. Nat Genet. 2004. 36(9):952-4.
  • Rat Genome Sequencing Project Consortium. Genome sequence of the Brown Norway rat yields insights into mammalian evolution. Nature. 2004. 428:493-521.
  • Wu JQ, Garcia AM, Hulyk S, Sneed A, Kowis C, Yuan Y, Steffen D, McPherson JD, Gunaratne PH, Gibbs RA. Large-scale RT-PCR recovery of full-length cDNA clones. Biotechniques. 2004. 36(4):690-6, 698-700.
  • Wu JQ, Shteynberg D, Arumugam M, Gibbs RA, Brent MR. Identification of rat genes by TWINSCAN gene prediction, RT-PCR, and direct sequencing. Genome Res. 2004. 14(4):665-71.
  • Zhang Z, Burch PE, Cooney AJ, Lanz RB, Pereira FA, Wu J, Gibbs RA, Weinstock G, Wheeler DA. Genomic analysis of the nuclear receptor family: new insights into structure, regulation, and evolution from the rat genome. Genome Res. 2004. 14(4):580-90.
  • International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium. Initial sequencing and analysis of the human genome. Nature. 2001. 409(6822):860-921.

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