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Welcome to the Tewhey Lab

We are a group of human geneticist, molecular biologists and computational scientists interested in understanding how genetic variation impacts human traits and risk to disease.
Our lab is located in the Snell Building on the Bar Harbor Campus of The Jackson Laboratory.

What’s new with us?

10-06-2020     COVID-19 Sequencing
The Tewhey Lab is working with the Maine CDCP to sequence positive COVID-19 cases within the state of Maine. Our work will help develop an epidemiological narrative based on the genetic fingerprint of the virus in order to better understand how the virus is circulating.

05-06-2020     New Lab Members
We would like to welcome our new lab members John and Luke who did rotations with us over the winter. John joins us from the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine, and Luke joins us from Tufts. Both will be working on continuations of their rotation projects, and we look forward to seeing where they will go!

13-05-2020     Pre-Print Announcement
We have released our preprint on bioRxiv describing HCR-FlowFISH, a flexible phenotyping method for CRISPRi/a screens of cis-regulatory elements. This project is in collaboration with Steve Reilly and Pardis Sabeti at the Broad Institute and part of our work as an ENCODE Characterization Center.

09-05-2020     Natalia Returns and NSF Fellowship Awarded
COVID-19 has upturned many people’s summer/internship plans including Natalia’s. She was initially intending to spend the summer break working on wildlife conservation in Madagascar! Unfortunately, the program was cancelled but lucky for all of us she is back in Maine and will continue working in the lab this summer. Natalia also applied for NSF funding and was recently awarded a fellowship for the summer! Natalia will be extending the work she started last summer as an SSP student investigating synthetic regulatory elements.

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Contact Us

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600 Main St
Bar Harbor ME 04609

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