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research Functional Genomics Comparative Genomics QTL Mapping Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative

Harris A. Lewin


Educational Background
Ph.D. in Immunology, University of California-Davis, 1984.
M.S. in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, 1981.
B.S. in Animal Sciences, Cornell University, 1979.

Harris Lewin is Professor of Immunogenetics, with a primary appointment in the Department of Animal Sciences. Lewin was the founding Director of the W. M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, a nationally recognized facility that conducts genome research on microbes, plants and animals. He is currently Director of the new Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.

Areas of interest
Professor Lewin's current research interests are in the area of mammalian comparative and functional genomics. His research has resulted in the development of high-density comparative maps for the cattle, human and other mammalian genomes, and novel software for in silico gene mapping using the human genome as a template. In addition, his group produced the first large-scale cDNA microarray and oligoarray for functional genomics of ruminants.

  Laboratory of Mammalian Genome Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
206 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory 
1201 West Gregory Drive 
Urbana, IL 61801

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