Dr. Crandall is among the 388 newly-elected AAAS Fellows who were recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
GW Magazine explains how the "Tree of Life" researchers trace the connections between all living things.
Colonial One, GW's new high-performance computing lab, is a "powerhouse" new addition to support big data, genomics and engineering.
Principal investigator Evan Johnson, and Keith Crandall, have created a statistical framework called Pathoscope to identify pathogenic genetic sequences from infected tissue samples.
The University of Maryland and Virginia Tech will partner with GW to run the new Mid-Atlantic node of the NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.
Director Keith Crandall talks with PeerJ, a peer-reviewed, open access journal.
Dr. Keith Crandall finds the connection between ‘Monster Larva’ and a unique species of shrimp.
George Washington University has hired Keith Crandall, chair of the biology department at Brigham Young University, as director of its planned Computational Biology Institute.
A Genomic Approach to Pathogen Identification
Burrowing Crayfish Species Mapped
Genetic Analysis Suggests Dwarf Crayfish Share Ancestor
Review article authored by CBI researchers highlights the strengths and challenges associated with multi-locus sequence typing (MLST), a high-resolution genetic typing approach to identify species and strains of pathogens impacting human health, agriculture (animals and plants) and biosafety.
In this study, researchers mapped the habitat and evolutionary lineage of burrowing crayfish by analyzing five genes in 19 species of Fallicambarus. The genus Fallicambarus consists entirely of primary burrowers-- crayfish that inhabit burrows for all of their lives. The burrows can have a negative impact when their habitat overlaps with human land-based activities such as farming. Because Fallicambarus is distinct from stream-based crayfish species, habitat shift may impact migration, speciation and conservation.
Though similar in appearance, researchers were unsure if Dwarf crayfish found in distinct locations along the Gulf Coast of United States and into Central México were members of a the same taxonomic genus. Analysis of samples collected at 59 locations support the hypothesis that the Gulf and Mexican Groups shared a common ancestor roughly 40 million years ago. It is likely that the Cambarellus genus became separate groups following changes in geographical barriers and climate, possibly related to the Eocene-Oligocene boundary.