Kevin Hayes, PhD

Graduation: 08/2004
Advisor: Bradfield, Christopher
Current Position: Team Leader
Genomics Operations and Protein Structure Analysis
DuPont Pioneer
Des Moines, IA
Research Interest: Using informational database and high-throughput chemical genomics to correlate phenotypes to gene variations
Email: drkevinhayes (at) gmail (dot) com

“Work is good, have a team of 6 scientists/developers now handling all the Illumina Sequencing for DuPont, it’s somewhere between absolute bedlam and a controlled explosion. I relate to the line in the movie ‘Men In Black’ where Tommy Lee Jones says, ‘There’s always an Arculian Battlecruiser or something about to destroy the world.’ Keeps me on my toes, and is actually a lot of fun.” -Kevin Hayes speaking about his current research.

Alumni News

  • Leading a team responsible for the management, analysis and dissemination of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. Including sample management, pipeline development and management, alignment, assembly and interpretation of RNAseq, WGS, miRNAseq, TSSseq, microarray and specialized NGS applications.
  • Go to Kevin’s Scripps Webpage.
  • Skills: Data Analysis, Data Mining, High Throughput Screening, DNA Sequencing, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Microarray, Big Data, Hadoop, Genome Sequencing

Publications

  • Hayes KR, Beatty M, Meng X, Simmons CR, Habben JE, and Danilevskaya ON (2010). Maize global transcriptomics reveals pervasive leaf diurnal rhythms but rhythms in developing ears are largely limited to the core oscillator. PLoS One. 5:e12887. PMCID: PMC2944807
  • Deschamps S, Nannapaneni K, Zhang, and Hayes K (2012). Local Assemblies of paired-end reduced representation libraries sequenced with the ilumina genome analyzer in maize. Int J Plant Genomics. 2012:360598. Epub 2012 Oct 9.
  • Zhang Q, Pettolino FA, Dhugga KS, Rafalski JA, Tingey S, Taylor J, Shirley NJ,Hayes K, Beatty M, Abrams SR, Zaharia LI, Burton RA, Bacic A, and Fincher GB (2011). Cell wall modifications in maize pulvini in response to gravitational stress. Plant Physiol. 156:2155-71.
  • Hayes KR, Beatty M, Meng X, Simmons CR, Habben JE, and Danilevskaya ON (2011). Circadian regulation of maize transcriptomes in B73 and Mo17 inbreds and their reciprocal hybrids. Maize Genetics Cooperation Newsletter vol 85
  • Hayes KR, Beatty M, Meng X, Simmons CR, Habben JE, and Danilevskaya ON (2010). Maize global transcriptomics reveals pervasive leaf diurnal rhythms but rhythms in developing ears are largely limited to the core oscillator. PLoS One. 5:e12887. PMCID: PMC2944807
  • Hughes ME, DiTacchio L, Hayes KR, Vollmers C, Pulivarthy S, Baggs JE, Panda S, and Hogenesch JB (2009). Harmonics of circadian gene transcription in mammals. PLoS Genet. 5:e1000442. Epub 2009 Apr 3.PMID: 19343201
  • Hayes KR, Young BM, and Pletcher MT (2009). Expression quantitative trait loci mapping identifies new genetic models of glutathione S-transferase variation.Drug Metab Dispos. 37:1269-1276. Epub 2009 Mar 26.PMID: 19324942
  • Hosack GR, Hayes KR, and Dambacher JM (2008). Assessing model structure uncertainty through an analysis of system feedback and Bayesian networks.Ecol Appl. 18:1070-1082.PMID: 18536264
  • Older publications can be found on PubMed.