Mark Dalman


Mark Dalman

Title: IB PhD Student
Department: Biology
Office: ASEC C312
Email: MRD31@zips.uakron.edu


Research Accomplishments

I am using a comparative approach to elucidate the integration of leptin signaling in a simple vertebrate model organism, the zebrafish (Danio rerio). My questions revolve around leptin and its subsequent signaling in immune function, development, and metabolism. My Integration for my PhD is poised at the interface of computer science and biology using bioinformatic tools to tackle questions stemming from microarray and next generation sequencing methods.

Publications

2009- Paleotempestology and depositional history of Clear Pond, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Master Thesis. Advisor- Professor Lisa E. Park

2011- Cell adhesion molecule cadherin-6 function in zebrafish cranial and lateral line ganglia development. Liu, Q; Dalman, M; Chung, S;   Chen,Y; Hurlbut, A; Spencer, M; Marrs, J; Pancoe, L. Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists 2011;240(7):1716-26.

2011- The peak of a pandemic?- Phylogenetic analysis of the H1N1 influenza virus from 2009 to present. Dalman, M., Deeter, A., Nimishakavi, G., and Duan, Z. Proceedings of the 2011 International conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.


Education

Bachelors- Miami of Ohio- Double major in Zoology and Environmental Science; Masters- University of Akron- Environmental Geology