Prof. James Sikela University of Colorado, Denver, USA

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James Sikela is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado, Denver. He received his BA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University. He then carried out his postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at both Stanford University and the University of Colorado Medical School. His laboratory... read moreis interested in the development and application of advanced genome technologies, particularly as they apply to our understanding of human disease and human evolution. Areas of special interest include the identification of genetic factors involved in neurogenetic diseases such as alcohol and drug abuse, mental retardation, and cognitive disability, and the use of novel evolutionary genomics approaches to identify genes unique to the human lineage as well as those unique to other primate lineages.