James Birchler

James A. Birchler

Curators Professor of Biological Science at University of Missouri

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Associate Professor - Harvard University


PhDUniversity of Missouri

PhD - genetics and biochemistry , Indiana University


Board Member - iPlant Collaborative

Member - National Academy of Sciences

Fellow - American Association for the Advancement of Science

Editorial Board Member - The Plant Cell

Council Member - American Genetic Association

Board Member - Senior Editors

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Prof. James Birchler
Prof. James Birchler is Curators' Professor of Biological Science at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He joined the University of Missouri in 1991 after serving as an associate professor at the Harvard University since 1985. Prof. Birchler lab's research interests include gene expression in polyploids of maize, the molecular basis of aneuploid syndromes and of heterosis, the structure and behavior of chromosomes and centromeres in maize, the construction of engineered minichromosomes and in general the consequences of dosage-sensitive gene regulatory mechanisms in multicellular eukaryotes. Prof. Birchler received his PhD in genetics and biochemistry in 1977 from Indiana University, where he studied dosage effects on gene expression in maize. His postdoctoral work was done at Oak Ridge National Lab, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).

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James A. Birchler
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

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