Scott Allen Funkhouser

Updated November 2018


PhD, Genetics and Quantitative Biology; Michigan State University
BSc, Biochemistry; University of Washington
Valedictorian; Graham-Kapowsin HS

Research Positions

2014 - Present

Graduate Research Assistant; Mentor: Catherine Ernst PhD; Michigan State University

Estimating the genetic architectures of RNA editing and of complex traits among heterogenous populations.

2012 - 2013

Research Scientist I; Mentor: Mary Philip MD PhD; University of Washington

Investigated the role of a heme exporter, FLVCR, in the development of T lymphocytes.

2010 - 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant; Mentor: Chris Hague PhD; University of Washington

Studied novel binding partners to pertinent G-Protein coupled receptors.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

2018 NSIF Graduate Student Award

USDA Pre-doctoral Fellowship

ISAG Travel Award

2016 NSIF Graduate Student Travel Award

Fred and Lucille Stamper Academic College Scholarship


ASHG Trainee Member

GSA Trainee Member

ASAS PhD Student Member

Genetics Student Organization Officer

Selected Graduate Coursework

Teaching and Coordinating


Each section listed in order from most skilled to least skilled

General programming
Web design
General software development
R software development:
Literate programming
Molecular biology


  1. Funkhouser SA, Steibel JP, Bates RO, Raney NE, Schenk D, Ernst CW. Evidence for transcriptome-wide RNA editing among Sus scrofa PRE-1 SINE elements. BMC Genomics. 2017;18: 360. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3766-7
  2. Funkhouser SA, Bates RO, Ernst CW, Newcom D, Steibel JP. Estimation of genome-wide and locus-specific breed composition in pigs. Trans Anim Sci. 2017; doi: 10.2527/tas2016.0003
  3. Zhao D, Hamilton JP, Hardigan M, Yin D, He T, Vaillancourt B, Reynoso M, Funkhouser SA et al. Analysis of ribosome-associated mRNAs in rice reveals the importance of transcript size and GC content in translation. G3 (Bethesda). 2016;7: 203–219. doi:10.1534/g3.116.036020
  4. Philip M, Funkhouser SA, Chiu EY, Phelps SR, Delrow JJ, Cox J, et al. Heme Exporter FLVCR Is Required for T Cell Development and Peripheral Survival. J Immunol. 2015; doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1402172

Pending Publications

  1. Funkhouser SA, de los Campos G. Applying local Bayesian regressions to decipher sex-specific genetic architectures.
  2. Funkhouser SA, Steibel JP, Bates RO, Raney NE, Sargolzaei M, Ernst CW. Utility of the Affymetrix Axiom Porcine Genotyping Array for genome-wide studies.

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