Uncharted Horizons: Episode 7

Episode seven of the “Learn Through Discovery” podcast features Peter Arensburger, assistant professor of biology, who works at the interface between molecular biology and computer science. He discusses his groundbreaking research that involves using computer programs to search insect and spider DNA genomes for new patterns and features. He also explores the importance of understanding how DNA sequences called “transposable elements” insert themselves into new locations and why this is an important step in genetic engineering and understanding how genomes are structured.