Andrew Casey

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DNA lesions that arrest replication can lead to rearrangements, mutations, or lethality when not processed accurately. After UV-induced DNA damage in Escherichia coli, RecA and several recF pathway proteins are thought to process arrested replication forks and ensure that replication resumes accurately. Here, we show that the RecJ nuclease and RecQ(More)
Replication forks face a variety of structurally diverse impediments that can prevent them from completing their task. The mechanism by which cells overcome these hurdles is likely to vary depending on the nature of the obstacle and the strand in which the impediment is encountered. Both UV-induced DNA damage and thermosensitive replication proteins have(More)
We present the first public version (v0.2) of the open-source and community-developed Python package, Astropy. This package provides core astronomy-related functionality to the community, including support for domain-specific file formats such as flexible image transport system (FITS) files, Virtual Observatory (VO) tables, and common ASCII table formats,(More)
Matlab is a popular language for scientific computation. Effectively compiling Matlab presents many challenges due to the dynamic nature of the language. We present McLab, an extensible compiler toolkit for the Matlab and related languages. McLab aims to provide high performance execution of Matlab on modern architectures while bringing modern programming(More)
<b>MATLAB</b> is a popular language for scientific computation, used by millions of students, scientists and engineers world-wide. The <b>McLAB</b> project aims to provide an open source compiler and virtual machine infrastructure to enable programming language, compiler and software engineering researchers to work in this important area.
The element abundance ratios of four low-mass stars with extremely low metallicities (abundances of elements heavier than helium) indicate that the gas out of which the stars formed was enriched in each case by at most a few--and potentially only one--low-energy supernova. Such supernovae yield large quantities of light elements such as carbon but very(More)
Dynamic nuclear polarization is combined with temperature-jump methods to develop a new 2D 13C-13C NMR experiment that yields a factor of 100-170 increase in sensitivity. The polaization step is performed at 100 K, and the sample is subsequently melted with a 10.6 microm laser pulse to yield a sample with highly polarized 13C spins. 13C detected 2D 13C-13C(More)
The first stars are predicted to have formed within 200 million years after the Big Bang, initiating the cosmic dawn. A true first star has not yet been discovered, although stars with tiny amounts of elements heavier than helium ('metals') have been found in the outer regions ('halo') of the Milky Way. The first stars and their immediate successors should,(More)
We present the first high-resolution spectroscopic study on the Orphan stream for five stream candidates, observed with the Magellan Inamori Kyocera Echelle spectrograph on the Magellan Clay telescope. The targets were selected from the low-resolution catalog of Casey et al.: three high-probability members, one medium, and one low-probability stream(More)