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Nathanael David Olson (Fed)

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The allosteric landscape of the lac repressor

April 13, 2022
Drew S. Tack, Peter Tonner, Abe Pressman, Nathanael David Olson, Eugenia Romantseva, Nina Alperovich, Olga Vasilyeva, David J. Ross, Sasha F. Levy
Allostery is a fundamental biophysical mechanism where the activity of a biomolecule is regulated by the binding of a ligand. Despite playing a central role in many biological processes, a quantitative understanding of allostery is lacking. To

The complete sequence of a human genome

March 31, 2022
Sergey Nurk, Sergey Koren, Arang Rhie, Mikko Rautiainen, Jennifer McDaniel, Nathanael David Olson, Justin Wagner, Justin Zook, Evan Eichler, Karen Miga, Adam Phillippy
Since its initial release in 2000, the human reference genome has covered only the euchromatic fraction of the genome, leaving important heterochromatic regions unfinished. Addressing the remaining 8% of the genome, the Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T)

A robust benchmark for detection of germline large deletions and insertions

June 15, 2020
Justin Zook, Nathanael David Olson, Marc Salit, Fritz Sedlazeck
New technologies and analysis methods are enabling genomic structural variants (SVs) to be detected with ever-increasing accuracy, resolution and comprehensiveness. To help translate these methods to routine research and clinical practice, we developed a

Assembly and annotation of an Ashkenazi human reference genome

June 2, 2020
Justin M. Zook, Justin M. Wagner, Nathanael D. Olson, Steven L. Salzberg, Alaina Shumate, Aleksey V. Zimin, Daniela Puiu, Mihaela Pertea, Marc Salit
Thousands of experiments and studies use the human reference genome as a resource each year. This single reference genome, GRCh38, is a mosaic created from a small number of individuals, representing a very small sample of the human population. There is a

High-coverage, long-read sequencing of Chinese trio reference samples

June 14, 2019
Justin M. Zook, Nathanael D. Olson, Marc L. Salit, Aaron Wenger, Chunlin Xiao, Robert Sebra
Genome In a Bottle (GIAB) is a consortium hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology whose primary objective is the development and characterization of human genomic reference materials. The consortium includes representatives from

An open resource for accurately benchmarking small variant and reference calls

April 1, 2019
Justin M. Zook, Jennifer H. McDaniel, Marc L. Salit, Nathanael D. Olson, Justin M. Wagner
Benchmark small variant calls are required for developing, optimizing and assessing the performance of sequencing and bioinformatics methods. Here, as part of the Genome in a Bottle (GIAB) Consortium, we apply a reproducible, cloud-based pipeline to

Impact of conventional wastewater treatment and reuse site practices on the bacterial community structure of reclaimed water

October 15, 2018
Prachi Kulkarni, Nathanael David Olson, Joseph N. Paulson, Mihai Pop, Cynthia Maddox, Emma Claye, Rachel E. Rosenberg Goldstein, Manan Sharma, Amy R. Sapkota
Reclaimed water use continues to expand across the United States, from areas that have access to advanced, potable-level treated reclaimed water, to areas that only have access to reclaimed water treated at conventional municipal wastewater treatment

Using metagenomic methods to detect organismal contaminants in microbial materials.

September 12, 2017
Nathanael D. Olson, Justin M. Zook, Jayne B. Morrow, Nancy J. Lin
High sensitivity methods as next generation sequencing and PCR are adversely impacted by organismal and DNA contaminants. Current methods for detecting contaminants in microbial materials (genomic DNA and cultures) are not sensitive enough and require

Metagenomic assembly through the lens of validation: a review of recent advances in assessing and improving the quality of genes and genomes assembled from metagenomes.

August 7, 2017
Nathanael D. Olson, Chris M. Hill, Vistoria Cepeda-Espinoza, Jay Ghurye, Sergey Koren, Todd J. Treangen, Mihai Pop
Metagenomic samples are snapshots of complex ecosystems at work. These samples often involve hundreds of bacteria from known and unknown species, contain multiple strain variants, and vary greatly both within and across environments. Many microbes found in

Occurrence of Antibiotic Residues in Differentially Treated Wastewater and in Reclaimed Water Utilized in Spray Irrigation

June 21, 2017
Prachi Kulkarni, Nathanael David Olson, Greg Raspanti, Rachel F. Rosenberg Goldstein, Shawn G. Gibbs, Amir Sapkota, Amy Sapkota
The objective of this study was to evaluate concentrations of antibiotics in differentially treated wastewater and reclaimed water. Wastewater (from several treatment processes), final effluent and reclaimed water samples (n=72) from four U.S. wastewater

PEPR: Pipeline for Evaluating Prokaryotic References

April 1, 2016
Nathanael D. Olson, Justin M. Zook, Daniel V. Samarov, Scott A. Jackson, Marc L. Salit
The rapid adoption of microbial whole genome sequencing in public health, clinical testing, and forensic labo-ratories requires the use of validated and well characterized measurement processes. Reference materials thatare well characterized and


March 1, 2016
Nathanael D. Olson, Rene S. Hendriksen, Susanne K. Pedersen, Mette V. Larsen, Jamie N. Pedersen, Oksana Lukjancenko, Rolf S. Kaas, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon, Lasse Bergmark, Inge M. Hansen, Vitali Sintchenko, William J. Wolfgang, Henrik T. Westh, Jacob Moran-Gilad, Isabel Cuesta, Angel Zaballos, Brian Beck, Anthony Underwood, Errol Strain, James Pettengill

Evaluation of microbial qPCR workflows using engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae

January 25, 2016
Sandra M. Da Silva, Lindsay Harris, Nathanael D. Olson, Steven P. Lund, Autumn S. Downey, Zvi Kelman, Marc L. Salit, Jayne D. Morrow
Aims: We describe the development and interlaboratory study of modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a candidate material to evaluate a full detection workflow including DNA extraction and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Methods and results

Best Practices for Evaluating Single Nucleotide Variant Calling Methods for Microbial Genomics

July 7, 2015
Nathanael D. Olson, Steven P. Lund, Rebecca Colman, Jeffery T. Foster, Jason W. Sahl, James M. Schupp, Paul Keim, Jayne B. Morrow, Marc L. Salit, Justin M. Zook
Innovations in sequencing technologies have allowed biologists to make incredible advances in understanding biological systems. As experience grows, researchers increasingly recognize that analyzing the wealth of data provided by these new sequencing

International Interlaboratory Study Comparing Single Organism 16S rRNA Sequencing Data: Going Beyond Consensus Sequence Comparisons

March 5, 2015
Nathanael D. Olson, Justin M. Zook, Steven P. Lund, Fabiola Rojas-Cornejo, Jim Huggett, Jayne B. Morrow
The Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance established a working group to advance the metrology of microbial identification and quantification. This study represents the initial step towards international comparability and measurement assurance for