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Chris Amemiya

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Title: Professor
  • Ph.D. in Genetics, 1987 — Texas A&M University
  • B.S. in Genetics, 1981 — Purdue University
Research Interests:

We are interested in fundamental questions in genome evolution and development, especially how they pertain to the emergence and divergence of biological novelty. Specific areas of interest include:

  • Origins of Adaptive Immunity
  • Programmed Genome Rearrangement in Development and in the Immune System
  • The Aquatic to Terrestrial Transition and the Role of Acquisition and Loss of Genes During This Major Transition
Discipline: Molecular Cell Biology