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Area of Expertise

My research interests are in the areas of molecular evolutionary genetics and population genetics, and their applications for studying species and community diversity. We have worked on a broad variety of topics from wildlife conservation genetics to human population diversity and microbiomes. Previous students have focused on Alzheimer’s disease and aging, exploring both genetic/energetics coordination and messaging through microRNA signaling and epigenetic controls.
Recently we have been using new nanopore sequencing technologies to inexpensively query DNA sequences in ways that conventional approaches cannot attempt, such as full gene haplotyping and directly assaying epigenetic modifications. I am currently evaluating the evolutionary processes underlying microsatellite diversity and beginning to look into the evaluation of microbiome community structure in permaculture settings.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Biology, University of North Texas

MS in Biology, Shippensburg University

BS in Biology and Zoology, Suny Oswego

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Microsatellite Repeats Medicine & Life Sciences
Mitochondrial DNA Medicine & Life Sciences
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Haplotypes Medicine & Life Sciences
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Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Medicine & Life Sciences
Mass Spectrometry Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2009 2020

Research Output 1988 2019

  • 291 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter

Nanopore sequencing: An enrichment-free alternative to mitochondrial DNA sequencing

Zascavage, R. R., Thorson, K. & Planz, J. V., 1 Jan 2019, In : Electrophoresis. 40, 2, p. 272-280 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Nanopores
Mitochondrial DNA
DNA Sequence Analysis
Libraries
DNA
1 Citation (Scopus)

Deep-sequencing technologies and potential applications in forensic DNA testing

Zascavage, R. R., Shewale, S. J. & Planz, J. V., 19 Aug 2013, Forensic DNA Analysis: Current Practices and Emerging Technologies. Taylor and Francis, p. 311-348 38 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing
Nucleotides
DNA Sequence Analysis
Technology
genetic test

Hidden variation in microsatellite loci: Utility and implications for forensic DNA

Planz, J. V. & Hall, T. A., 19 Aug 2013, Forensic DNA Analysis: Current Practices and Emerging Technologies. Taylor and Francis, p. 199-220 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Microsatellite Repeats
Alleles
demographic situation
DNA
discrimination
19 Citations (Scopus)

Automated analysis of sequence polymorphism in STR alleles by PCR and direct electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

Planz, J. V., Sannes-Lowery, K. A., Duncan, D. D., Manalili, S., Budowle, B., Chakraborty, R., Hofstadler, S. A. & Hall, T. A., 1 Sep 2012, In : Forensic Science International: Genetics. 6, 5, p. 594-606 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Microsatellite Repeats
Sequence Analysis
Alleles
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Hidden variation in microsatellite loci: Utility and implications for forensic DNA analysis

Planz, J. V. & Hall, T. A., 1 Jan 2012, In : Forensic Science Review. 24, 1, p. 28-42 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

genetic test
demographic situation
discrimination
examination