Biography

Selene Schmittling is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. She has been funded by an Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) fellowship. Her research focuses on exploring alternative feature spaces for unsupervised learning and developing explanatory models for putative cis-element identification. 

Current Project

Identification of cis-Regulatory Elements Associated with Iron Deficiency Response in Epidermal Cells of Arabidopsis thaliana: Identification of cis-regulatory elements (CREs) associated with stress response provides key clues to how an organism responds to stress at a molecular level. Current computational methods use multiple multi-sample datasets to identify large numbers of putative CREs. Selene is currently exploring feature spaces and explanatory predictive models to identify elements when only a single dataset is available or appropriate to use. 

Publication

Muhammad, Durreshahwar, Selene Schmittling, Cranos Williams, and Terri A. Long. “More than meets the eye: Emergent properties of transcription factors networks in Arabidopsis.” Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 1860, no. 1 (2017): 64-74.

Contact Information

Room 3031, Engineering Building II
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh NC USA 27695.
srschmi3@ncsu.edu