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Chris Amemiya

Title: 
Professor
Education: 
  • Ph.D., 1987 -- Texas A&M University; genetics
  • B.S., 1981 -- Purdue University; genetics
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