We apply computational and experimental approaches to mulitple questions in genome biology, evolution, and disease. Further details on current research can be found on the Kidd Lab gitHub page and in recent publications.

Mobile element evolution and function

Mobile elements make a disproportionate contribution to canine genomic diversity. We use experimental and computational approaches to characterize mobile elements across canids, with a focus on canine LINE and SINE sequences

Canine genomics

We combine sequence analysis, long-read genome sequencing, population genetics, and ancient DNA to explore the diversity and evolution of dogs and wolves.

Population History and

Genome Evolution

What is the history of a species and how has natural selection acted to shape the genome diversity we observe today?  We apply a population genomics approach to the study of humans, non-human primates, and canines with a focus on genome evolution and genome structural variation.

Bioinformatics and High-Throughput Sequencing

Can novel sequencing approaches be applied to new aspects of genome biology?  We combine computational and experimental approaches to assemble genomes and to identify all forms of genetic variation.