|Name & Affiliation||Scientific Interest||WWW|
|Enrique Amaya, Ph.D.
The Healing Foundation Centre
|Functional genomics, molecular and cellular basis of tissue repair and regeneration|
| Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
|Developmental and evolutionary aspects of vertebrate innovations, including the adaptive immune system|
| V. Gregory Chinchar, Ph.D.
Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center
|Comparative studies of virus/host interactions in lower vertebrates|
|James Collins, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. Biology
University of Arizona
|Ecology; amphibian declines|
| Max Cooper, M.D.
Emory Vaccine Center
|Phylogenetic Origin of Specific Adaptive Immunity|
| Erica Crespi, Ph.D.
Washington State University, WA
|Comparative approach to study effects of environmental stress and nutrition on early development|
| Michael Criscitiello, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
|Igor Dawid, Ph.D.
|Early development, embryogenesis|
| Brian Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
|Comparative immunology, evolution of MHC, amphibian decline|
|Dr. Louis Du Pasquier
Basel University, President of the ISDCI
|Evolution of the lymphocyte receptors|
|Ben Evans, Ph.D.
|Xenopus evolution, speciation and gene duplication|
|Todd Evans, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, NY
|Development of hematopoietic cells and the cardiovascular system.|
|Matthew Fisher, Ph.D.
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine London, UK
|Biology and ecology of emerging fungal disease in amphibians and other vertebrates|
|Martin Flajnik, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
|Evolution of the immune system using sharks and Xenopus as model animals|
|Jean-Pol Frippiat, Ph.D.
Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France
|Evolution of immune system, immunogenetics|
| Ellen Hsu, Ph.D.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
|Ontogeny and evolution of antigen receptor gene rearrangements|
|Yumi Izutsu, Ph.D.
Niigata University, Japan
|Metamorphosis and immunity|
| Barbara Katzenback, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
|Comparative, evolutionary and developmental study of macrophages|
|Dr. Chiaki Katagiri
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
|T cell development and differentiation|
|Kevin S. Kinney, Ph.D.
De Pauw University, Greencastle, IN
|Neural-immune interactions in Xenopus|
| Takeo Kubo, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science University of Tokyo
|Tail regeneration in Xenopus tadpoles|
|Raymond E. Kuhn, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University, NC
|Amphibian immune responses to Chytrid fungus|
| Michael Levin, Ph.D.
Tufts University, MA
|Comparative study of development, regeneration, and cancer|
|Gary W. Litman, Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Genetics, All Children's Hospital, University of South Florida
|Molecular and genomic evolution of lymphocyte receptors|
| Angus M. MacNicol, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology & Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
|Role of regulated mRNA translation in the control of cell cycle progression in both physiological and pathological contexts using Xenopus as model system|
| Brad G. Magor, Ph.D.
University. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
|Comparative study of mechanisms preventing autoimmunity|
|Gregory D. Maniero, Ph.D.
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
|Effects of environmental stressors on immune function in Xenopus|
|Pawell Michalak, Ph.D.
Biology Department, University of Texas at Arlington
|Evolution of genome and speciation using Xenopus as a model|
|Yuko Ohta, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
|Evolution of Immune Genes, immunogenetics|
| Donald B. Palmer, Ph.D.
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
|Comparative study of T cell development, Immunosenescence and thymic neuropeptide expression|
|David Papermaster, Ph.D.
Univ. Connecticut Health Science Center
|Protein expression and trafficking in photoreceptors, retinal disintegration using X. laevis transgenic model|
|Nicolas Pollet, Ph.D.
Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology University of Évry-Val-d’Essonne, CNRS, Genopole, France
|Transgenesis and Amphibian Genetics|
|Louise Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt Univ. Med Center
|Developmental and comparative immunology using amphibian model system. Amphibian immunity to cChytrid fungus|
|Ellen Rothenberg, Ph.D.
|Comparative and evolutionary study of gene regulatory mechanisms for T-cell development from stem cells|
|David Shechter, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
|Function of embryonic chromatin, histone proteins and histone post-translational modifications in Xenopus|
| Andrew Storfer, Ph.D.
Washington State University
|Amphibian conservation, host-parasite coevolution|
| Lisa Steiner, Ph.D.
|Evolution and development of the immune system|
|Alexander Taranin, Ph.D.
Inst. Cytology & Genetics
|Evolution of Fc and NK receptors families|
| Bruce Waldman, Ph.D.
Seoul National University
|Co-evolution of social behavior and immunity|