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Nicholas Navin Ph.D. 2010

Nicholas Navin

B.A., Biology, Skidmore College
Advisor: Dr. Michael Wigler
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Awards and Honors

Recipient of the Best Poster Award, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 2008 Retreat and the 2009 Abrahams Awards for Outstanding Achievement by a Graduate Student. 

Nicholas was also selected to present his research in the 2009-2010 Provost’s Graduate Student Lecture Series and he has given oral presentations at numerous national and international scientific conferences.

Selected Publications

Navin, N., Kendall, J., Troge, J., Andrews, P., Rodgers, L., McIndoo, J., Stepansky, A., Levy, D., Esposito, D., Muthuswamy, L., Krasnitz, A., McCombie, W.R., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. 2011. Tumor evolution inferred by single-cell sequencing. Nature, in press.

Navin, N., and Hicks, J. (2010) Tracing the tumor lineage. Mol. Oncol. 4: 267-283.

Navin, N., Krasnitz, A., Rodgers, L., Cook, K., Meth, J., Kendall, J., Riggs, M., Eberling, Y., Troge, J., Grubor, V., Levy, D., Lundin, P., Månér, S., Zetterberg, Z., Hicks, J., and Wigler, M. (2010) Inferring tumor progression from genomic heterogeneity. Genome Res. 20: 68-80.

Hicks, J., Muthuswamy, L., Krasnitz, A., Navin, N., Riggs, M., Grubor, V., Esposito, D., Alexander, J., Troge, J., Wigler, M., Maner, S., Lundin, P., and Zettergerg, A. (2005) High-resolution ROMA CGH and FISH analysis of aneuploid and diploid breast tumors. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 70: 51-63.

Navin, N., Grubor, V., Hicks, J., Leibu, E., Thomas, E., Troge, J., Riggs, M., Lundin, P., Maner, S., Sebat, J., Zetterberg, A., and Wigler, M. (2006) PROBER: oligonucleotide FISH probe design software. Bioinformatics 22: 2437-8.

Hicks, J., Krasnitz, A., Lakshmi, B., Navin, N.E., Riggs, M., Leibu, E., Esposito, D., Alexander, J., Troge, J., Grubor, V., Yoon, S., Wigler, M., Ye, K., Borresen-Dale, A.L., Naume, B., Schlicting, E., Norton, L., Hagerstrom, T., Skoog, L., Auer, G., Maner, S., Lundin, P., and Zetterberg, A. (2006) Novel patterns of genome rearrangement and their association with survival in breast cancer. Genome Res. 16: 1465-79.

Pelham, R.J., Rodgers, L., Hall, I., Lucito, R., Nguyen, K.C., Navin, N., Hicks, J., Mu, D., Powers, S., Wigler, M., and Botstein, D. (2006) Identification of alterations in DNA copy number in host stromal cells during tumor progression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103: 19848-53.