Welcome to the Arensburger Site at Cal Poly Pomona

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
  • Samira Mahmoudi is a master's student joining the lab in Spring 2021, her research project is not yet defined
  • Miguel A. Saldana Riquelme is an undergraduate student, working on a identify transposalbe element sequences in the common house 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. Update Fall 2020, there are currently no open positions in the lab for new research students this semester.

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, office phone number can be found here

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