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Gabrielle Hartley

Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut

Gabby earned a B.S. in Forensic Science, a B.S. in Biology, and a Minor in Chemistry at the University of New Haven in 2017. After graduation, she entered the Molecular and Cell Biology PhD program at UConn and joined Dr. Rachel O'Neill's lab. Her research focuses on centromere function and evolution using gibbons as a model species.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate, University of Connecticut


  • 2017 
    University of New Haven, B.S., Biology
  • 2017 
    University of New Haven, B.S., Forensic Science


  • 2022
    The complete sequence of a human genome, Under Review
  • 2022
    Complete genomic and epigenetic maps of human centromeres, Under Review
  • 2022
    From telomere to telomere: the transcriptional and epigenetic state of human repeat elements, Under Review
  • 2021
    Comparative analyses of gibbon centromeres reveal dynamic genus specific shifts in repeat composition, Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • 2019
    Centromere Repeats: Hidden Gems of the Genome, Genes

Professional Memberships

  • Genetics Society of America, Member