Ashley Hall

University of Washington, 

Genome Sciences

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution (Area Director)

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Entry Quarter: Summer 2015

Lab Information

Box: 357735

Research Summary

I am currently interested in ribosomal DNA copy number variation. Dramatically reducing rDNA copy number can restrict ribosome biogenesis and cause lethal phenotypes. However, different strains or individuals in organisms such as yeast, C. elegans, and humans can all vary widely in rDNA copy number. I am determining whether rDNA copy number variation beyond drastic reductions can also cause phenotypic variation in traits such as lifespan, healthspan, and stress response.