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Researchers

Name & Affiliation Scientific Interest WWW
Enrique Amaya, Ph.D.
The Healing Foundation Centre
Manchester, UK
Functional genomics, molecular and cellular basis of tissue repair and regeneration Web link Icon
Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Developmental and evolutionary aspects of vertebrate innovations, including the adaptive immune system Web link Icon
V. Gregory Chinchar, Ph.D.
Univ. of Mississippi Medical Center
Comparative studies of virus/host interactions in lower vertebrates Web link Icon
James Collins, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. Biology
University of Arizona
Ecology; amphibian declines Web link Icon
      Max Cooper, M.D.
Emory Vaccine Center
Phylogenetic Origin of Specific Adaptive Immunity Web link Icon
     Erica Crespi, Ph.D.

Washington State University, WA

Comparative approach to study effects of environmental stress and nutrition on early development Web link Icon
     Michael Criscitiello, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Comparative Immunogenetics Web link Icon
Igor Dawid, Ph.D.
NIH, Bethesda
Early development, embryogenesis Web link Icon
Brian Dixon, Ph.D.
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Comparative immunology, evolution of MHC, amphibian decline Web link Icon
Dr. Louis Du Pasquier
Basel University, President of the ISDCI
Evolution of the lymphocyte receptors Web link Icon
Ben Evans, Ph.D.
McMaster University
Hamilton, CA
Xenopus evolution, speciation and gene duplication Web link Icon
Todd Evans, Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, NY
Development of hematopoietic cells and the cardiovascular system. Web link Icon
Matthew Fisher, Ph.D.
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine London, UK
Biology and ecology of emerging fungal disease in amphibians and other vertebrates Web link Icon
Martin Flajnik, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Evolution of the immune system using sharks and Xenopus as model animals Web link Icon
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 Web link Icon
Yumi Izutsu, Ph.D.
Niigata University, Japan
Metamorphosis and immunity Web link Icon
     Barbara Katzenback, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Comparative, evolutionary and developmental study of macrophages Web link Icon
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 Web link Icon
      Takeo Kubo, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science University of Tokyo
Tail regeneration in Xenopus tadpoles Web link Icon
Raymond E. Kuhn, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University, NC
Amphibian immune responses to Chytrid fungus Web link Icon
     Michael Levin, Ph.D.
Tufts University, MA
Comparative study of development, regeneration, and cancer Web link Icon
Gary W. Litman, Ph.D.
Director, Molecular Genetics, All Children's Hospital, University of South Florida
Molecular and genomic evolution of lymphocyte receptors Web link Icon
     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 Web link Icon
Brad G. Magor, Ph.D.
University. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Comparative study of mechanisms preventing autoimmunity Web link Icon
Gregory D. Maniero, Ph.D.
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Effects of environmental stressors on immune function in Xenopus Web link Icon
Pawell Michalak, Ph.D.
Biology Department, University of Texas at Arlington
Evolution of genome and speciation using Xenopus as a model Web link Icon
Yuko Ohta, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Evolution of Immune Genes, immunogenetics Web link Icon
Donald B. Palmer, Ph.D.
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
Comparative study of T cell development, Immunosenescence and thymic neuropeptide expression Web link Icon
David Papermaster, Ph.D.
Univ. Connecticut Health Science Center
Protein expression and trafficking in photoreceptors, retinal disintegration using X. laevis transgenic model Web link Icon
Nicolas Pollet, Ph.D.
Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology University of Évry-Val-d’Essonne, CNRS, Genopole, France
Transgenesis and Amphibian Genetics Web link Icon
Louise Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt Univ. Med Center
Developmental and comparative immunology using amphibian model system. Amphibian immunity to cChytrid fungus Web link Icon
Ellen Rothenberg, Ph.D.
Cal Tech
Comparative and evolutionary study of gene regulatory mechanisms for T-cell development from stem cells Web link Icon
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 Web link Icon
Andrew Storfer, Ph.D.
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Amphibian conservation, host-parasite coevolution Web link Icon
Lisa Steiner, Ph.D.
MIT
Evolution and development of the immune system Web link Icon
Alexander Taranin, Ph.D.
Inst. Cytology & Genetics
Novosibirsk, Russia
Evolution of Fc and NK receptors families  
Bruce Waldman, Ph.D.
Seoul National University
Co-evolution of social behavior and immunity  

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