Prof. Evan Eichler University of Washington, USA

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Evan Eichler is a Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington, Principal Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. He received his BSc in biology from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and PhD in molecular genetics from the Baylor... read moreCollege of Medicine. The long-term goal of his research is to understand the evolution, pathology and mechanism(s) of recent gene duplication and structural variation within the human genome. His 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.