Enrique Amaya, Ph.D.
The Healing Foundation Centre, Manchester, UK
Functional genomics, molecular and cellular basis of tissue repair and regeneration
V. Gregory Chinchar, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Comparative studies of virus/host interactions in lower vertebrates
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.
McMaster University, Hamilton, CA
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, Pullman, WA
Amphibian conservation, host-parasite coevolution
Lisa Steiner, Ph.D.
Evolution and development of the immune system
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