Expert Details

Ben Koop

Contact Information

Ben Koop
Phone Number:(250) 472-4071
Languages: English
Biomedical Research

Research Information

Research Description

Research Description

Genetic variation and change and its interaction with the environment.

Expertise Profile

My interests lie in the fields of molecular biology, genetics and evolution. My research attempts to look at broad molecular evolutionary problems using a very highly multidisciplinary approach. I currently have three major interest areas: salmon genome project and genes of the immune system, molecular evolution currently targeting the immune system of fishes, and biological informatics. This research involves large scale DNA sequencing technologies, sealice and salmon diseases, population dynamics of migration and refugia of coastal British Columbia.

Interdisciplinary Research

Salmon Genome project.

Health Related Research

Acute myeloid leukemia and associations with chromosomal breaks
Immune disorders and cellular immune systems

Research Keywords

Community Interaction

Community Projects

Salmon Genome Project, Origins of BC Salmon
BlackBears, Wolves and other Carnivores since the last Ice Age

UVic Speakers Bureau

Koop takes part in the UVic Speakers Bureau.
More information about the Speakers Bureau can be found here.

International Involvement

International Research

Salmon Genome Project

Countries lived/worked in

USA, Suriname and Venezuala

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

Program information