Professor Evan Eichler

Professional Experience
Member The Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) 2020-current

Professor Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA 2008-current

Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2005-current

Associate Prof. Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA 2004-2008

Associate Prof. Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH 2003-2004

Director Bioinformatics Core Facility, Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH


Assistant Prof. Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH 1997-2003

Research Affiliate Dept. Human Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 1997

Postdoctoral Fellow BBRP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 1995–1997

Ph.D., Molecular Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA 1995

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany1990-1991

B.Sc., Honours, Biology University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada 1990

Research Interests
Genomic duplication followed by adaptive mutation is considered one of the primary forces for evolution of new function. Duplicated sequences are also dynamic regions of rapid structural change during the course of chromosome evolution. The long-term goal of my research is to understand the evolution, pathology and mechanism(s) of recent gene duplication and DNA transposition within the human genome.  Our work involves the systematic discovery of these regions, the development of methods to assess their variation, the detection of signatures of rapid gene evolution and ultimately the correlation of this genetic variation with phenotypic differences within and between species.

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