Evan Eichler

Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington

Email: eee [AT] gs.washington.edu

Professor Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA 2008-current Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2005-current Associate Prof. Dept. Genome Sciences, U. Washington, Seattle, WA 2004-2008 Associate Prof. Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH 2003-2004 Director Bioinformatics Core Facility, Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH 2002-2004 Assistant Prof. Dept. Genetics, CWRU, Cleveland, OH 1997-2003 Research Affiliate Dept. Human Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow BBRP, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 1995–1997


Ph.D., Molecular Genetics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA 1995

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany 1990-1991 B.Sc., Honours, Biology University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada 1990

Research Interests

Genomic duplication followed by adaptive mutation is considered one of the primary forces for evolution of new function. Duplicated sequences are also dynamic regions of rapid structural change during the course of chromosome evolution. The long-term goal of my research is to understand the evolution, pathology and mechanism(s) of recent gene duplication and DNA transposition within the human genome. Our work involves the systematic discovery of these regions, the development of methods to assess their variation, the detection of signatures of rapid gene evolution and ultimately the correlation of this genetic variation with phenotypic differences within and between species.

Listen to the interview with Evan (published Jan 12, 2017) https://mendelspod.com/podcasts/when-long-reads-are-double-price-short-r...