Dr. Dinsdale's lab at San Diego State University uses next-generation sequencing to tease apart ecological and evolutionary relationships within marine, coral reef and kelp forest ecosystems. We are a multi-disciplinary team of students and researchers from around the globe.
Dr. Dinsdale helped establish one of the first university-level classes to offer hands-on experience with a pyrosequencing machine. In 2011, students of BIOL596 Ecological Metagenomics at SDSU sequenced the California sea lion genome at 12X coverage. Students applied bioinformatics and statistics techniques to analyze the resulting genomes and metagenomes.