Robert Arthur

Contact Information:

Phone: 706-542-9729
Department of Genetics
C424 Life Sciences Building
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: 706-542-9235


  • Ph.D. student in Bioinformatics, Universtify of Georiga, 2012-Present
  • MS in Bioinformatics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-2011
  • BS in Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-2009

Research and Teaching Positions:

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, University of Georgia, Department of Genetics. January 2014-present.
  • Shaying Zhao Lab, January 2013 - December 2013.
  • IT Analyst at Wika, February 2012 - August 2012.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dr. John McDonald's Cancer Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-2011
  • Worked in Dr. David LaBorde's group at Emory University and under supervision of Dr. Terry Snell, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008- 2009

Research Interests:

  • Comparative genomics, transposable elements and mobile DNA, genome evolution and rearrangement