Faculty & Staff

Federico Hoffmann

Assistant Professor
Discipline: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Specialty: Bioinformatics
Email: fgh19@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-2640
Office Location: Dorman Hall, Room 402

Mailing Address
Box 9655
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Physical Address
32 Creelman St
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Lab Website

Courses Taught

  • BCH 4503/6603 - Senior Seminar

Research Interests

  • We seek to better understand the evolution of vertebrate genomes. Within this broad area, we center on questions related to the emergence of novel genes, defined broadly to include small RNAs, and how these novel genes acquire new biological functions. Aside from our own research, we collaborate with other groups to analyze biological sequence data to answer questions in viral epidemiology, molecular systematics, mammalian evolution, and fungal pathogen identity.

Recent Publications

  • Tomaso-Peterson, M., Y.-K. Jo, P. Vines, F. G. Hoffmann. 2016. Curvularia malinah sp. nov. incites a new disease of warm-season turfgrasses in the southeastern United States. Mycologia 108(5):915-924. Download