Uncharted Horizons: Season 1, Episode 7 by Learn Through Discovery published on 2020-05-07T16:12:04Z Uncharted Horizons: Season 1, Episode 7 features Dr. Peter Arensburger, Assistant Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Arensburger works at the interface between molecular biology and computer science. As a bioinformatician his research involves using computer program to search insect and spider DNA genomes for new patterns and features. One such feature are “transposable elements," DNA sequences outside of genes that are able move around the genome, inserting themselves into new locations. Understanding how transposable elements are able to do this, as well as describing the variety and diversity of such elements (there are a lot of them) is an important step in genetic engineering and understanding how genomes are structured.