Ph.D. 2015, Genetics, University of Georgia
M.S. 2011, Biomedical Science, Auburn University
B.S. 2009, Molecular Biology, Auburn University
I am generally interested in the mutational process, and how mutation is affected by genetic and environmental effects. I am currently co-advised by Jay Lennon
In addition, I am also interested population dynamics of bacteria cultivated through serial transfer. In liquid culture, bacteria must compete for shared resources. This presents the opportunity for niche specialization within the culture population. Examining this phenomenon through serial transfer provides the opportunity to detect parallel evolution and directionality, since each population in the experiment is established from the same ancestor.
Behringer, M.G. and Hall, D.W. (2016) Genome-Wide Estimates of Mutation Rates and Spectrum in Schizosaccharomyces pombe Indicate CpG Sites are Highly Mutagenic Despite the Absence of DNA Methylation. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, 6, 149-160.
Behringer, M.G., Miller, W.G., Oyarzabal, O.A. (2011) Typing of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from live broilers and retail broiler meat by flaA-RFLP, MLST, PFGE and REP-PCR. Journal of Microbiological Methods 84 (2), 194-201.
Miller, R.S., Miller, W.G., Behringer, M.G., Hariharan, H., Matthew, V., Oyarzabal, O.A.