Scott Allen Funkhouser

Updated August 2017


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

Investigating the role of A-to-I RNA editing in mammalian genomes and developing methods for the genomic prediction of complex phenotypes.

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

USDA Pre-doctoral Fellowship

ISAG Travel Award

NSIF Graduate Student Travel Award

Fred and Lucille Stamper Academic College Scholarship


ASAS PhD Student Member

Genetics Student Organization Officer

Selected Graduate Coursework


General programming

Listed in order from most skilled to least skilled

Web design

Experience using various tools, including:

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, Steibel JP, Bates RO, Raney NE, Sargolzaei M, Ernst CW. Utility of the Affymetrix Axiom Porcine Genotyping Array for genome-wide studies
  2. Reeb PD, Funkhouser SA, Ernst CW, Steibel JP. Assessing genotype call accuracy from RNA sequencing data.

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