UNH HCGS
Feseha Abebe-Akele, PhD

Bioinformatics Supervisor
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
University of New Hampshire
Suite 444 Gregg Hall
35 Colovos Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-2474 Fax: 603-862-2940
Email: fai4@unh.edu




Education:

InstitutionYearDegree Obtained
Hubbard Center for Genome Studies
University of New Hampshire
December 2013 Ph. D.
Seneca College of Applied Arts ans Sciences
North York, Toronto, ON, Canada
May  2004 Diploma Bioinformatics
Addis Ababa University, Dept of Biology
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
August  1993 MSC., Molecular Biology





Research Positions:

2013-presentSupervisor of Laboratory Research, Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, University of New Hampshire
2006-2013Research Assistant,Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Biomedical Sciences
 2004-2006Research Assistant, Division of Experimental Therapeutics, University Health Network; Kelvin lab; Toronto, ON, Canada

 

Publications

 Lise L. Mahoney, Daniel J. Sargent, F. Abebe-Akele, Dave J. Wood, Judson A. Ward, Nahla V. Bassil, James F. Hancock,

Kevin M. Folta, Thomas M. Davis (2015) A HIGH DENSITY LINKAGE MAP OF THE ANCESTRAL DIPLOID STRAWBERRY,

F. IINUMAE, USING SNP MARKERS FROM THE ISTRAW90 ARRAY AND GBS. Plant Gen. Accepted Paper,

posted 12/01/2015. doi:10.3835/plantgenome2015.08.0071

 

Rediet Oshone, Sheldon G. Hurst IV, Feseha Abebe-Akele, Stephen Simpson, Krystalynne Morris, W. Kelley Thomas,

Louis S. Tisa (2015) Permanent Draft Genome Sequences for Two Variants of Frankia sp. Strain CpI1, the First

Frankia Strain Isolated from Root Nodules of Comptonia peregrina.

Genome Announc 4(1):e01588-15. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01588-15

 

Feseha Abebe-Akele, Louis S. Tisa, Vaughn S. Cooper, Philip J. Hatcher, Eyualem Abebe and W. Kelley Thomas.

Genome sequence and comparative analysis of a putative entomopathogenic Serratia isolated from Caenorhabditis briggsae.  

BMC Genomics 2015, 16:531  doi:10.1186/s12864-015-1697-8

 

Sheldon Hurst IV, Holli Rowedder, Brandye Michaels, Hannah Bullock, Ryan Jackobeck, Feseha Abebe-Akele, Umjia Durakovic,

Jon Gately, Erik Janicki, Louis S. Tisa. Elucidation of the Photorhabdus temperata Genome and Generation of a Transposon

Mutant Library To Identify Motility Mutants Altered in Pathogenesis. Journal of Bacteriology 197(13): 2201-16

 

Feseha Abebe-Akele and Kelley Thomas (2015). Harnessing the power of blast: A gui based blast tutorial module

for introductory bioinformatics classes and a training module for research staff.

(In preparation for PLOS Bioinformatics)

 

Feseha Abebe-Akele, Vaughn S. Cooper, Louis S. Tisa, and W. Kelley Thomas (2015) Analysis of the

Caenorhabditis briggsae high throughput gene expression profile when in putative entomopathogenic

association with Serratia versus when it is grown on a non-pathogenic OP50 diet.

(In preparation for BMC genomics)

 

 Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Hurst SG 4th, Oshone R, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Ktari A, Salem K,

Gtari M, Tisa LS. (2014) Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain BMG5.23, a Salt-Tolerant

Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium Isolated from the Root Nodules of Casuarina glauca Grown in Tunisia.

Genome Announc. 2014 May 29;2(3). pii: e00520-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00520-14.

 

Hurst SG 4th, Oshone R, Ghodhbane-Gtari F, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Ktari A, Salem K, Mansour S,

Gtari M, Tisa LS. (2014) Draft Genome Sequence of Frankia sp. Strain Thr, a Nitrogen-Fixing Actinobacterium

Isolated from the Root Nodules of Casuarina cunninghamiana Grown in Egypt. Genome Announc. 2014 May 22;2(3).

pii: e00493-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00493-14.

 

Ghazal S, Hurst SG 4th, Morris K, Abebe-Akele F, Thomas WK, Badr UM, Hussein MA, Abouzaied MA,

Khalil KM, Tisa LS. (2014) Draft Genome Sequence of Photorhabdus luminescens Strain BA1,

an Entomopathogenic Bacterium Isolated from Nematodes Found in Egypt. Genome Announc.

2014 May 1;2(2). pii: e00396-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00396-14.

 

 Abebe E, Abebe-Akele F, Morrison J, Cooper V, Thomas WK. (2011) An insect pathogenic symbiosis between

a Caenorhabditis and Serratia.  Virulence. 2011 Mar-Apr; 2(2):158-61.

 

F Abebe, T Mustafa, A H Nerland, G A Bjune (2006) Cytokine profile during latent and slowly

progressive primary tuberculosis: a possible role for interleukin-15 in mediating clinical disease.

Clin Exp Immunol. 2006 January; 143(1): 180192.

 

Hermans PW, Abebe F, Kuteyi VI, Kolk AH, Thole JE, Harboe M. (1995) Molecular and immunological characterization

of the highly conserved antigen 84 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae. Infect Immun.

1995 Mar; 63(3):954-60.

 

Rinke de Wit TF, Clark-Curtiss JE, Abebe F, Kolk AH, Janson AA, van Agterveld M, Thole JE. (1993) A Mycobacterium

leprae-specific gene encoding an immunologically recognized 45 kDa protein. Mol Microbiol. 1993 Nov; 10(4):829-38.

 

Presentations at Seminars and Workshops

 

·   NSF RCN Bioinformatics & Biodiversity Workshop. July 28-31st, 2014 -

University of New Hampshire

·  New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH•INBRE)

 4th Annual Meeting August 3–4, 2014. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, NH

·   R/Bioconductor Basics. 4-5 April 2013, Inn at Longwood, Boston, MA.

 

·  Workshop: Introduction to Genomic Bioinformatics. May 01st, 2012, 1:00-4:00pm, Baker Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

·  Workshop: Introduction to Genomic Bioinformatics. May 26th, 2012, 9:00am-12:00pm, Conference Room, Gregg Hall, UNH, Durham, NH.

·  Workshop: Introduction to Genomic Bioinformatics. June 10th, 2012, 10:AM-3PM, Science Center Room 351, Keene State College, Keene, NH.

·  New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) 2nd Annual Meeting July 30-31, 2012. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, NH

·  New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (NH-INBRE) 1st Annual Meeting August 1–2, 2011. Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, NH

·   2008 GMOD Summer School July 11-13, 2008

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Durham, North Carolina, USA



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