GenePalette was created by Mark Rebeiz and Jim Posakony in 2002 while Rebeiz was a graduate student at UC San Diego. We recognized the need for a generic way to access and visualize the genomic sequence resources that were exploding at the time. The software continues to serve a vital role in providing an easy way to visualize genomic regions and view sequence motifs within the context of gene structure. The Rebeiz and Posakony labs continue to support and improve the software. Recent additions include the ability to align and retrieve orthologous sequences in an automated fashion. Here are links to our faculty and lab website pages. Questions regarding the software can be directed to email@example.com
The Rebeiz Lab (University of Pittsburgh)
Work in our lab is focused on the evolution of morphology. We study how genetic changes affect development to directly impact anatomical form. A large proportion of genetic changes that alter development exert their influence on the process by altering gene regulatory sequences that affect gene expression. Thus the visualization and interpretation of these regulatory sequences is critical to our work, and aided by our improvements to the GenePalette tool. More information about our research can be found on the Rebeiz Lab website, Mark Rebeiz's faculty page, and @RebeizLab on twitter
The Posakony Lab (UC San Diego)
The Posakony lab studies mechanisms by which cell-cell signaling pathways and transcriptional regulatory networks act to specify cell fates during animal development. Our research ranges from deeply mechanistic work to studies of the evolution and long term preservation of regulatory sequences in animal genomes. More information can be found on the Jim Posakony's faculty page.