Dr. Dickerman focuses on providing bioinformatic and statistical analysis for large biological data sets. He has collaborations involving Illumina RNA-seq, genome assembly, microRNA, microbiome, and methylation-expression relationships.



Principal Investigators

Allan Dickerman

Research Assistant Professor



Aulakh SS, Veilleux RE, Dickerman AW, Tang G, Flinn BS. Characterization and RNA-seq analysis of underperformer, an activation-tagged potato mutant. Plant molecular biology. 2014;84:635–658.  

Wattam AR, Foster JT, Mane SP, et al. Comparative Phylogenomics and Evolution of the Brucellae Reveal a Path to Virulence. Journal of bacteriology. 2014;196:920–930.  


Carter JD, Pereira A, Dickerman AW, Veilleux RE. An active Ac/Ds transposon system for activation tagging in tomato cultivar M82 using clonal propagation. Plant physiology. 2013:pp. 113.213876.  

Huang Y-W, Dickerman AW, Piñeyro P, et al. Origin, evolution, and genotyping of emergent porcine epidemic diarrhea virus strains in the United States. MBio. 2013;4:e00737–13.  


Shallom SJ, Tae H, Sarmento L, et al. Comparison of genome diversity of Brucella spp. field isolates using Universal Bio-signature Detection Array and whole genome sequencing reveals limitations of current diagnostic methods. Gene. 2012;509:142–148.  

Veilleux RE, Mills KP, Baxter AJ, et al. Transposon tagging in diploid strawberry. Plant biotechnology journal. 2012;10:985–994.  

Wattam AR, Inzana TJ, Williams KP, et al. Comparative genomics of early-diverging Brucella strains reveals a novel lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis pathway. MBio. 2012;3:e00246–12.  


Shulaev V, Sargent DJ, Crowhurst RN, et al. The genome of woodland strawberry (Fragaria vesca). Nat Genet. 2011;43:109–116.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21186353


Williams KP, Gillespie JJ, Sobral BWS, et al. Phylogeny of Gammaproteobacteria. Journal of Bacteriology. 2010;192:2305–2314.  http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/192/9/2305


Duan Y, Zhou L, Hall DG, et al. Complete Genome Sequence of Citrus Huanglongbing Bacterium, . Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 2009;22:1011–1020.  http://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/abs/10.1094/MPMI-22-8-1011

Slater SC, Goldman BS, Goodner B, et al. Genome Sequences of Three Agrobacterium Biovars Help Elucidate the Evolution of Multichromosome Genomes in Bacteria. J. Bacteriol.. 2009;191:2501–2511.  http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/191/8/2501

Wattam AR, Williams KP, Snyder EE, et al. Analysis of Ten Brucella Genomes Reveals Evidence for Horizontal Gene Transfer Despite a Preferred Intracellular Lifestyle. J. Bacteriol.. 2009;191:3569–3579.  http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/191/11/3569


Meinke D, Muralla R, Sweeney C, Dickerman A. Identifying essential genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Trends in Plant Science. 2008;13:483–491.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6TD1-4T4VMJ6-1/2/45e1007fcb6f1dcc79f37673a6380380

Muralla R, Chen E, Sweeney C, et al. A Bifunctional Locus (BIO3-BIO1) Required for Biotin Biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol.. 2008;146:60–73.  http://www.plantphysiol.org/cgi/content/abstract/146/1/60


Fisher M, Miller D, Brewster C, Husseneder C, Dickerman A. Diversity of gut bacteria of Reticulitermes flavipes as examined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing and amplified rDNA restriction analysis. Current Microbiology. 2007;55:254–259.  

Snyder EE, Kampanya N, Lu J, et al. PATRIC: The VBI PathoSystems Resource Integration Center. Nucleic Acids Research. 2007;35:D401–D406.  

Tian YY, Dickerman AW. GeneTrees: a phylogenomics resource for prokaryotes. Nucleic Acids Research. 2007;35:D328–D331.  

Williams KP, Sobral BW, Dickerman AW. A Robust Species Tree for the Alphaproteobacteria. J. Bacteriol.. 2007;189:4578–4586.  http://jb.asm.org/cgi/content/abstract/189/13/4578


Iskar M, Erdem A, Erdem E, et al. CAPRIS: a database for cancer gene promoter related motif search. Febs Journal. 2006;273:248.  

Tyler BM, Tripathy S, Zhang XM, et al. Phytophthora genome sequences uncover evolutionary origins and mechanisms of pathogenesis. Science. 2006;313:1261–1266.  


He YQ, Vines RR, Wattam AR, et al. PIML: The Pathogen Information Markup Language. Bioinformatics. 2005;21:116–121.  

Zhao CS, Craig JC, Petzold HE, Dickerman AW, Beers EP. The xylem and phloem transcriptomes from secondary tissues of the Arabidopsis root-hypocotyl. Plant Physiology. 2005;138:803–818.  


Beers EP, Jones AM, Dickerman AW. The S8 serine, C1A cysteine and Al aspartic protease families in Arabidopsis. Phytochemistry. 2004;65:43–58.  

Tzafrir I, Pena-Muralla R, Dickerman A, et al. Identification of genes required for embryo development in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 2004;135:1206–1220.  


Tzafrir I, Dickerman A, Brazhnik O, et al. The Arabidopsis SeedGenes Project. Nucleic Acids Research. 2003;31:90–93.  


Huala E, Dickerman AW, Garcia-Hernandez M, et al. The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR): a comprehensive database and web-based information retrieval, analysis, and visualization system for a model plant. Nucleic Acids Research. 2001;29:102–105.