B. Emma Huang

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Inflammation appears to play an important role in the repair and regeneration of skeletal muscle after damage. We tested the hypothesis that the severity of the inflammatory response in muscle after an acute bout of resistance exercise is associated with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) previously shown to alter interleukin-1 (IL-1) activity. Using a(More)
Plant development is highly responsive to ambient temperature, and this trait has been linked to the ability of plants to adapt to climate change. The mechanisms by which natural populations modulate their thermoresponsiveness are not known. To address this, we surveyed Arabidopsis accessions for variation in thermal responsiveness of elongation growth and(More)
We consider genomic imputation for low-coverage genotyping-by-sequencing data with high levels of missing data. We compensate for this loss of information by utilizing family relationships in multiparental experimental crosses. This nearly quadruples the number of usable markers when applied to a large rice Multiparent Advanced Generation InterCross (MAGIC)(More)
Next-generation sequencing technologies provide new opportunities to identify the genetic components responsible for trait variation. However, in species with large polyploid genomes, such as bread wheat, the ability to rapidly identify genes underlying quantitative trait loci (QTL) remains non-trivial. To overcome this, we introduce a novel pipeline that(More)
MAGIC populations present novel challenges and opportunities in crops due to their complex pedigree structure. They offer great potential both for dissecting genomic structure and for improving breeding populations. The past decade has seen the rise of multiparental populations as a study design offering great advantages for genetic studies in plants. The(More)
BACKGROUND The coupling of biotic and abiotic stresses leads to high yield losses in rainfed rice (Oryza sativa L.) growing areas. While several studies target these stresses independently, breeding strategies to combat multiple stresses seldom exist. This study reports an integrated strategy that combines QTL mapping and phenotypic selection to develop(More)
Selective phenotyping is a way of capturing the benefits of large population sizes without the need to carry out large-scale phenotyping and hence is a cost-effective means of capturing information about gene–trait relationships within a population. The diversity within the sample gives an indication of the efficiency of this information capture; less(More)
For many years, genetic markers have been the building blocks in assembling genomic knowledge. Improved technology and methods for collecting marker data have increased accuracy, increased throughput, and reduced cost. However, common genotyping technology still produces far fewer markers in plant species than in animals and humans. We propose a new type of(More)
We present a novel estimator for map construction in the presence of segregation distortion which is highly computationally efficient. For multi-parental designs this estimator outperforms methods that do not account for segregation distortion, at no extra computational cost. Inclusion of genetic markers exhibiting segregation distortion in a linkage map(More)
Individuals who abuse drugs show higher delay discounting (DD) rate and impulsiveness scores compared with controls; however, it is unclear if DD rate covaries with severity of the addiction or if an individual's discounting rate can be changed by effective substance abuse treatment. This study compared methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients (n =(More)