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Enrique Amaya, Ph.D.
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The Healing Foundation Centre, Manchester, UK
Functional genomics, molecular and cellular basis of tissue repair and regeneration

V. Gregory Chinchar, Ph.D.
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University of Mississippi Medical Center
Comparative studies of virus/host interactions in lower vertebrates 

Max Cooper, M.D.
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Emory Vaccine Center
Phylogenetic Origin of Specific Adaptive Immunity 

Erica Crespi, Ph.D.
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Washington State University, WA
Comparative approach to study effects of environmental stress and nutrition on early development 

Michael Criscitiello, Ph.D.
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Texas A&M University
Comparative Immunogenetics 

Igor Dawid, Ph.D.
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NIH, Bethesda
Early development, embryogenesis 

Brian Dixon, Ph.D.
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University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Comparative immunology, evolution of MHC, amphibian decline 

Dr. Louis Du Pasquier
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Basel University, President of the ISDCI
Evolution of the lymphocyte receptors 

Ben Evans, Ph.D.
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McMaster University, Hamilton, CA
Xenopus evolution, speciation and gene duplication 

Todd Evans, Ph.D.
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Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, NY
Development of hematopoietic cells and the cardiovascular system. 

Matthew Fisher, Ph.D.
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Imperial College Faculty of Medicine London, UK
Biology and ecology of emerging fungal disease in amphibians and other vertebrates 

Martin Flajnik, Ph.D.
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University of Maryland
Evolution of the immune system using sharks and Xenopus as model animals 

Jean-Pol Frippiat, Ph.D.
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Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France
Evolution of immune system, immunogenetics  

Ellen Hsu, Ph.D.
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Ontogeny and evolution of antigen receptor gene rearrangements 

Yumi Izutsu, Ph.D.
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Niigata University, Japan
Metamorphosis and immunity 

Barbara Katzenback, Ph.D.
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University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Comparative, evolutionary and developmental study of macrophages 

Dr. Chiaki Katagiri
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Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
T cell development and differentiation  

Kevin S. Kinney, Ph.D.
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De Pauw University, Greencastle, IN
Neural-immune interactions in Xenopus 

Takeo Kubo, Ph.D.
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Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science University of Tokyo
Tail regeneration in Xenopus tadpoles 

Raymond E. Kuhn, Ph.D.
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Wake Forest University, NC Amphibian
Immune responses to Chytrid fungus 

Michael Levin. Ph.D.
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Tufts University, MA
Comparative study of development, regeneration, and cancer 

Gary W. Litman, Ph.D.
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Director, Molecular Genetics, All Children's Hospital, University of South Florida
Molecular and genomic evolution of lymphocyte receptors 

Angus M. MacNicol, Ph.D.
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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.
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University. of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Comparative study of mechanisms preventing autoimmunity

Gregory D. Maniero, Ph.D.
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Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Effects of environmental stressors on immune function in Xenopus 

Pawell Michalak, Ph.D.
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Biology Department, University of Texas at Arlington
Evolution of genome and speciation using Xenopus as a model 

Yuko Ohta, Ph.D.
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University of Maryland
Evolution of Immune Genes, immunogenetics 

Donald B. Palmer, Ph.D.
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Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
Comparative study of T cell development, Immunosenescence and thymic neuropeptide expression 

David Papermaster, Ph.D.
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Univ. Connecticut Health Science Center
Protein expression and trafficking in photoreceptors, retinal disintegration using X. laevis transgenic model 

Nicolas Pollet, Ph.D.
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Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology University of Évry-Val-d’Essonne, CNRS, Genopole, France
Transgenesis and Amphibian Genetics 

Louise Rollins-Smith, Ph.D.
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Vanderbilt Univ. Med Center
Developmental and comparative immunology using amphibian model system. Amphibian immunity to cChytrid fungus 

Ellen Rothenberg, Ph.D.
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Cal Tech
Comparative and evolutionary study of gene regulatory mechanisms for T-cell development from stem cells 

David Shechter, Ph.D.
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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.
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Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Amphibian conservation, host-parasite coevolution 

Lisa Steiner, Ph.D.
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MIT
Evolution and development of the immune system 

Alexander Taranin, Ph.D.
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Inst. Cytology & Genetics, Novosibirsk, Russia
Evolution of Fc and NK receptors families  

Bruce Waldman, Ph.D.
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Seoul National University
Co-evolution of social behavior and immunity