With a background in experimental and computational surface physics, Dr. Goodstein held positions at Cornell, IBM, Utah State University, and semiconductor equipment manufacturer KLA-Tencor before joining the JGI in 2002. Initially focused on building tools to facilitate expert curation of human gene models in support of JGI’s contributions to the Human Genome Project, he began developing larger comparative genomic systems as the JGI’s eukaryote research efforts expanded to include basal metazoans and plants. Working with a talented team of scientists and software engineers, Dr. Goodstein currently leads the Plant Comparative Analysis group, and is responsible for genome annotation, comparative analysis and data distribution for the JGI’s direct collaborators and the wider plant science community. Dr. Goodstein’s group also develops and maintains the Phytozome Plant Genomics web portal.
- B.S. in Physics, New York University
- M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics, Cornell University
Awards and Service
- Scientific Advisory Board member, InterMine (www.intermine.org)
- Li et al., 2021. Plant Pan-Genomics Comes of Age. Annual Review of Plant Biology 72, 411.
- Gordon et al., 2020. Gradual polyploid genome evolution revealed by pan-genomic analysis of Brachypodium hybridum and its diploid progenitors. Nature Communications 11, 1.
- Gordon et al., 2017. Extensive gene content variation in the Brachypodium distachyon pan-genome correlates with population structure. Nature Communications 8, 1.
- Goodstein et al., 2012. Phytozome: a comparative platform for green plant genomics. Nucleic Acids Research 40, D1178.