Welcome to the Arensburger Lab Web Site

The Arensburger lab at Cal Poly focuses on bioinformatic questions such as the abudance and characteristics of transposable elements in invertebrates and the regulation of transposable elements by small RNAs.

Current Students

  • Ramiro Echeverria is a masters student working on identifying repeated sequence in various bird genomes
  • Mark Ellie Alonzo is a masters student is a master student in the RISE program. He works on the expression levels of silk genes in spiders genomes
  • Lisa Luiten is an undergraduate student, working on identying transposable element sequences in a spider genome

Research Opportunities

  • Students, both graduate and undergraduate are welcome to contact Peter Arensburger, particularly if they possess a some (not necessarily much) knowledge of scripting languages such Python, R, or Perl

Research Example


Graphical representation of repeat sequences in a chicken genome. Dots indicate repeated sequences, lines indicate sequence similarities. This is an example of visual representation of abstract genome sequence data.

Lab location: Building 4 Room: 3-513

Contact information: parensburger@cpp.edu, (909) 869-3258

Peter Arensburger
Department of Biological Sciences
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768