Shannon E.K. Joslin


Position Title
PhD Candidate, IGG Education Policy Officer

  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group
  • Department of Animal Science


BS, Genetics ( University of California, Davis | 2012 )


Research Interests

Big data and bioinformatics // population genetics // genome assembly // teaching


Research Projects

Genome assembly (github page), population demography (github page) and identification of sex specific markers (github page) in of Hypomesus transpacificus (delta smelt)


About Me


Before becoming a member of the GVL I worked as a professional routesetter, rock climber and coach spending my days outside among rock scatted around the globe. Nowadays, I spend most of the weekends and my free time in the Sierra. Throughout my undergraduate degree I worked in feline genetics studying coat morphology and color, disease and developing genetic tools for felidae. 



Standage D, Aliyari A, Cohan LJ, Crusoe MR, Head T, Irber L, Joslin SE, Kingsley NB, Murray KD, Neches R, Scott C, Shean R, Steinbiss S, Sydney C, Brown CT. khmer release v2.1: software for biological sequence analysis. JOSS, DOI: 10.21105/joss.00272

Gandolfi B, Alhaddad H, Affolter VK, Brockman J, HAggstrom J, Joslin SE, Koehne AL, Mullikin JC, Outerbridge CA, Warren WC, Lyons LA. (2013). To the root of curl: a signature of a recent selective sweep identifies a mutation that defines the Cornish Rex cat breed. PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067105

Gandolfi B, Alhaddad H, Joslin SE, Khan R, Filler S, Brem G, Lyons LA. A splice variant in KRT71 is associated with curly coat phenotype of Selkirk Rex cats. (2013). Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep02000