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Biology Faculty and Staff - Claire Rinehart

Claire Rinehart, Ph.D. University of Georgia

Claire Rinehart, Ph.D. University of Georgia


Office:  TCCW 312, SH 2108
Phone:  270-745-6892


BIOL 312 Bioinformatics

BIOL 350 Introduction to Recombinant Genetics

BIOL 450 Recombinant Gene Technology

BIOL 495 Molecular Genetics

BIOL 566 Advanced Molecular Genetics

BIOL 275 co-teach Genome Discovery and Exploration with Rodney King



Application of genome analysis to discover genes that are differentially expressed and the metabolic and regulatory pathways to which they belong.

Genome sequencing and annotation. 

Comparison of bacteriophage families to discover the functional design of their genomes.

In silico prediction of protein structure as an aid in discovering the protein's function.


Ph.D. Botany/Biochemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 1984

M.S. Botany/Plant Physiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1979

B.S. Microbiology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1977

Recent Publications

Pope W.H., Anders K.R., Baird M., Bowman C.A., Boyle M.M., Broussard G.W., Chow T., Clase K.L., Cooper S., Cornely K.A., Dejong R.J., Delesalle V.A., Deng L., Dunbar D., Edgington N.P., Ferreira C.M., Hafer K.W., Hartzog G.A., Hatherill J.R., Hughes L.E., Ipapo K., Krukonis G.P., Meier C.G., Monti D.L., Olm M.R., Page S.T., Peebles C.L., Rinehart C.A., Rubin M.R., Russell D.A., Sanders E.R., Schoer M., Shaffer C.D., Wherley J., Vazquez E., Yuan H., Zhang D., Cresawn S.G., Jacobs-Sera D., Hendrix R.W., Hatfull G.F. (2014) “Cluster M mycobacteriophages Bongo, PegLeg, and Rey with unusually large repertoires of tRNA isotypes.” J. Virol. 88:March 2014.

*Forbes-Stoval, J., *Howton, J., Young, M., *Davis, G., *Chandler, T., Kessler, B., Rinehart, C.A., Jacobshagen, S. (2013) “Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strain CC-124 is highly sensitive to blue light in addition to green and red light in resetting its circadian clock, with the blue-light photoreceptor plant cryptochrome likely acting as negative modulator.” Plant Physiol Biochem. 2013 Dec 12;75C:14-23.

*Kapadia, Chiraag, Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) “Ab Initio prediction of mycobacteriophages protein structure and function.” BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A10.

*Gill, Ethan S., Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) “Comparison of codon usage in mycobacteriophages with and without tRNAs in their genomes.” .” BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A9.

*Parrish, Miranda L., Rinehart, Claire A. (2013) “Correlation of geographical distribution of mycobacteriophages with genomic clusters and genome distance.” .” BMC Bioinformatics 14,(Suppl 17):A8.

*Rajandinakaran, Gopinath, Sun, Huifang, Rinehart, Claire, Rouchka, Eric, and Smith, Michael (2012) “Regulation of cell proliferation and apoptosis by growth hormone during zebrafish auditory hair cell regeneration.” .” BMC Bioinformatics 13,(Suppl 12):A3.

Van Rechem, C, Black, JC, Abbas, T, Rinehart, CA, Yuan, GC, Dutta, A, and Whetstine, JR. (2011) The SCF complex regulates the histone tridemethylase KDM4A/JMJD2A during S phase. J Biol Chem. 2011 Sep 2;286(35):30462-70.

Black, JC, Allen, A, Van Rechem, C, Forbes, E, Longworth, M, Tschöp, K, Rinehart, C, Quiton, J, Walsh, R, Smallwood, A, Dyson, NJ, Whetstine, JR.(2010) Conserved antagonism between JMJD2A/KDM4A and HP1? during cell cycle progression. Mol Cell. 2010 Dec 10;40(5):736-48.

Gaskill,C, Forbes-Stovall, J, Young, M, Kessler, WB, Rinehart, CA, Jacobshagen, SH. Improved automated monitoring and new analysis algorithm for circadian phototaxis rhythms in Chlamydomonas. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2010; 48:239-246.

Jacobshagen, SH, Kessler, WB, and Rinehart, CA. At least four distinct circadian regulatory mechanisms are required for all phases of rhythms in mRNA amount. Journal of Biological Rhythms 2008; 23:511-524.

Mycobacteriophage Genomes Published from Genome Discovery and Exploration Program sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute


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