Jared Bischof 
Bischof Application Specialist, Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program 

  Year Degree Institution
  2005 M.S. - Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Iowa 
  2003 B.S. - Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Iowa

Work Experience  


  June 2005 - Present Application Specialist Children's Memorial Research Center, Department of Cancer Biology and Epigenomics 
  January 2005 - May 2005  Teaching Assistant University of Iowa 
  May 2001 - May 2005 Research Assistant Coordinated Laboratory for Computational Genomics at the University of Iowa  

Recent Publications  
  Postovit LM, Costa FF, Bischof JM, Seftor EA, Wen B, Seftor RE, Feinberg AP, Soares MB, Hendrix MJ (July, 2007). The commonality of plasticity underlying multipotent tumor cells and embryonic stem cells. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry: 908-917.
  Bischof JM, Chiang AP, Scheetz TE, Stone EM, Casavant TL, Sheffield VC, Braun TA (June, 2006). Genome-wide identification of pseudogenes capable of disease-causing gene conversion. Human Mutation: 545-552.
  Scheetz TE, Berger B, Bischof JM, Bonaldo MF, Casavant TL, Sheffield VC, Soares MB and others (April, 2004). High-throughput gene discovery in the rat. Genome Research: 733-741.
  Trivedi N, Bischof JM, Davis S, Pedretti K, Scheetz TE, Braun TA, Roberts CA, Robinson NL, Sheffield VC, Soares MB and Casavant TL (May, 2002). Parallel creation of non-redundant gene indices from partial mRNA transcripts. Future Generation Computer Systems: 863-870. 

  Bioinformatics Portal (internal use only)
UI Pseudogenes  

  Jared attended the University of Iowa and completed his B.S. and M.S. there in Electrical and Comptuer Engineering. During that time, he spent four years working for the Coordinated Laboratory for Computational Genomics (CLCG) where he began to delve into the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. While a member of the CLCG, Jared collaborated with various labs and participated in numerous projects including among others: EST processing and clustering of ESTs, development of an application to view intervals on a chromosomal level, microRNA binding site prediction, pseudogene identification and ranking of pseudogenes as candidates for gene conversion.

Currently, Jared is an application specialist in Dr. Soares' lab where he is again involved in a number of research projects. Some of these include studying the functional significance of loss of heterozygosity in pediatric ependymomas, investigating the role of Alu recombination-mediated rearrangements in cancer, and looking at correlates between genomic methylation and recombination effects. He is also enrolled as a part time student at Northwestern University where he continues his education in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics program.

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