Julia Halo


Ph. D., Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Microbiology (2011)   

Office:   521A Life Sciences Building

Phone:   1-419-372-4096

Email:     halojv@bgsu.edu

Research: Genetics, genomics, retroelements, retroviruses, endogenous retroviruses

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Research Interests:

My research program is focused on understanding the influence of various types of transposable elements on the host genomic landscape, and the biological impact of continued transposable element mobility in host evolution.

Recent Publications:

Long-read assembly of a Great Dane genome highlights the contributions of GC-rich sequence and mobile elements to canine genome architecture. 2021. Accepted. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Julia V. Halo*, Amanda L. Pendleton*, Feichen Shen*, Aurélien J. Doucet, Thomas Derrien, Christophe Hitte, Laura E. Kirby, Bridget Myers, Elzbieta Sliwerska, Sarah Emery, John V. Moran, Adam R. Boyko, Jeffrey M. Kidd. *equal contribution.

Origin and recent expansion of a gammaretroviral lineage in canids. 2019. Julia V. Halo**, Amanda L. Pendleton, Abigail S. Jarosz, Robert J. Gifford, Malika L. Day, Jeffrey Kidd. Retrovirology. PMID:30845962. **corresponding author.

Role of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) Matrix (M) Protein in Suppressing Host Transcription. 2017. Ke Q, Weaver W, Pore A, Gorgoglione B, Halo JV, Xiao P, Shepherd B, Spear A, Malathi K, Stepien C, Vakharia V, and Leaman D. Journal of Virology. PMID: 28747493.

Impact Publications:

Discovery of novel endogenous retroviruses in diverse human populations. 2016. Halo JV*, Williams Z*, Subramanian R, Kidd JM, Coffin JM. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. PMID: 27001843. *equal contribution.

Discovery and characterization of Alu repeat sequences via precise local read assembly. 2015. Halo JV, Baron A•, Diroff NM•, Kidd JM. Nucleic Acids Research. PMID: 26503250.

Identification, characterization, and comparative genome distribution of the HERV-K(HML-2) group of human endogenous retroviruses. 2014. Subramanian R*, Halo JV*, Russo C, Coffin JM. Retrovirology. PMID: 22067224. *equal contribution.

The distribution of HERV-K (HML-2) proviruses in breast cancer patients and healthy controls. 2014. Halo JV, Subramanian R, Ram D, Stevens V, Coffin JM. Retrovirology. PMID: 25112280.

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