Curriculum Vitae . . .    [PDF]

Research Experience

  Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (2013 - present) Postdoctoral Research with David Botstein, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (2007 - 2013)
Graduate Research with Andrew Murray, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2002 - 2007)


Education

  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2002 - 2007)
       Ph.D. Molecular Biology
       Thesis: Mutation rate variation in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
       Advisor: Andrew Murray
       Thesis Committee: Erin O'Shea (chair), Dan Hartl, Roy Kishony, Matt Michael

Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Millersville, PA (1997 - 2001)
       B.S. Molecular Biology
       Thesis [PDF]
       Advisor: Carol Hepfer
       Minors: Physics, Biochemistry
       GPA: 3.91, Magna cum laude


Teaching Experience

  BIOS 324, Microbiology (Lehigh, Fall 2014)
BIOS 396/496, Molecular Evolution (Lehigh, Spring 2014)
BIOS 090, Understanding the Human Genome (Lehigh, Fall 2013)
Lecturer, Project Lab in Molecular Biology (Princeton, August 2011)
       Lecturer: Alison Gammie
Teaching Fellow, A Systems Approach to Biology (Harvard, Spring 2005)
       Lecturers: Marc Kirschner, Lewis Cantley, Walter Fontana, and Jeremy Gunawardena
Curriculum-Development Committee, A Systems Approach to Biology (Harvard, Fall 2004 - Spring 2005)
Teaching Fellow, MCB/HHMI Outreach, Fly learning and memory (Harvard, March 2004)
Teaching Fellow, Introduction to Genetics and Genomics (Harvard, Fall 2003).
       Lecturer: William Gelbart


Service, Professional Societies, Honors, and Awards

  Manuscript reviewer for BMC Genomics, BMC Molecular Systems Biology, G3, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Nature Communications, PLoS Genetics, PLoS ONE, PNAS, and Science. Grant reviewer for NSF Division of Environmental Biology, NSF Career, and the Medical Research Council.
Member of the Genetics Society of America. 2010 - present
University Honors, Millersville University. 2001.
Departmental Honors in Biology. Millersville University 2001.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologist Award. 2001.
Millersville University Honors Program Summer Research Fellowship, 2001.
Neimeyer-Hodgson Student Research Grant from the Alumni Association of Millersville University, 2000.
NASA's Specialized Center for Research and Training/Exobiology Summer Research Fellowship, 2000.
Millersville University Honors Program Summer Research Fellowship, 1999.


Professional Conferences

  American Society for Microbiology: 1st Conference on Experimental Microbial Evolution. (19 - 22 June, 2014)
       Washington, DC
       Invited Speaker: The dynamics of genomic sequence evolution in experimental populations
       of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Annual Meeting for the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution. (8 - 12 June, 2014)
       San Juan, Puerto Rico
       Symposium Organizer: Genome Scale Approaches to Experimental Evolution..

Comparative Genomics of Eukaryotic Microorganisms: Patterns of Complexity in Eukaryotic Genomes.
       (19 - 24 October, 2013)
       San Feliu de Guixols, Spain
       Invited Speaker: Lang GI, Rice DP, Hickman MJ, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Botstein D, and Desai MM.
       The dynamics of genomic sequence evolution in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology. (21 - 26 July, 2013)
       Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
       Poster: Lang GI, Rice DP, Hickman MJ, Sodergren E, Weinstock GM, Botstein D, and Desai MM. The dynamics
       of genomic sequence evolution in experimental populations of Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

EMBO Conference Series: Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast. (17 - 21 October, 2012)
       EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
       Talk: Lang GI, Hickman M, Parsons L, Desai MM, Weinstock GM, Botstein D. Sequencing reveals
       the dynamics of adaptation in asexual populations.

Yeast Meeting. (31 July - 5 August, 2012)
       Princeton, NJ
       Talk: Lang GI, Desai MM, Weinstock GM, Botstein D. Sequencing reveals the dynamics
       of adaptation in asexual populations.

       Talk (presented By A. Gammie): Lang GI, Parsons L, Gammie A. Mutation rates, spectra, and
       genome-wide distribution of spontaneous mutations associated with clinically significant msh2 variants.

Gordon Research Conference on Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics. (10 - 15 July, 2011)
       University of New England, Biddeford, ME
       Talk: Lang GI, Desai MM, Botstein D. Genetic variation and the fate of beneficial mutations
       in asexual populations.

The Biology of Genomes. (10 - 14 May, 2011)
       Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
       Talk: Lang GI, Desai MM, Botstein D. Genetic variation and the fate of beneficial mutations
       in asexual populations.
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Yeast Meeting. (27 July - 2 August, 2010)
       University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
       Talk: Lang GI, Botstein D, Desai MM. Observing the Dynamics of Adaptation:
       Emergence and Fate of Beneficial Mutations.

Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Population Biology. (19 - 24 July, 2009)
       Proctor Academy, Andover, NH
       Poster: Lang GI, Murray AW, Botstein D. The cost of gene expression underlies a fitness trade-off
       in yeast.

74th Symposium: Evolution - The Molecular Landscape. (27 May - 1 June, 2009)
       Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
       Poster: Lang GI, Murray AW, Botstein D. The cost of gene expression underlies a fitness trade-off
       in yeast.

EMBO Workshop on Evolutionary and Environmental Genomics of Yeasts. (1 - 5 October, 2008)
       EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
       Talk: Lang GI, Murray AW, Botstein D. An evolutionary trade-off between growth rate
       and mating efficiency in yeast.

Gordon Research Conference on Mutagenesis. (6 - 11 August, 2006)
       Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
       Poster: Lang GI, Murray AW. Mutation rate across Saccharomyces cerevisiae Chromosome VI
       is correlated with replication timing.

6th International Conference on Systems Biology. (19 - 24 October, 2005)
       Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
       Poster: Lang GI, Murray AW. Variation in mutation rate along yeast Chromosome VI.

33rd Meeting of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists. (19 - 21 April, 2002)
       Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, PA
       Poster: Lang GI and Hepfer C. A second function of pseudouridine synthase, Pus3p,
       independent of pseudouridine formation, impacts HOT1-associated recombination, growth
       rate, and temperature tolerance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.




Acting Experience

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