- Title: Assistant Professor
- Phone: 215.489.4719
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Hours:
Per semester schedule.
Patrick Killion came to DelVal from the University of Texas where he developed and operated the Functional Genomics Research Stream of the Freshman Research Initiative (FRI). The FRI is a large-scale program that unites research and undergraduate education at a tier one research institution thus enabling each to be fulfilled in mutually beneficial ways. Dr. Killion brings this experience in large-scale inquiry-based education at an opportune time for the continued growth and enrichment of DelVal students and academic programs.
Dr. Killion's research focuses upon the functional genomics of eukaryotic gene expression and transcriptional regulation. He has performed in vivo experimentation using DNA microarrays and next generation sequencing in order to characterize large-scale regulatory networks employed by various cell types to control proliferation and stress responses. His current research is focused on the molecular evolution of transcriptional regulation across several Saccharomyces sensu stricto yeast species. He is also studying the molecular diversity of microRNA regulation across individual human genomes.
Dr. Killion teaches freshman-level Biology courses with a focus upon a first-year experience that is inquiry-based and experiential. He is interested in using his research and technology experience to engage discipline-specific courses and research collaborations in agricultural, equine and bovine genomics and bioinformatics. Dr. Killion believes in the empowerment of the young men and women he instructs and mentors and enjoys watching their lives change as their education and confidence grows.
B.S. in computer science, Texas A&M University, 1997
Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, University of Texas, 2007
Dissertation - Fungus to Fibroblast: A Functional Genomic Exploration of Eukaryotic Transcriptional Regulation