Koop, Ben


Phone number: (250) 472-4071
Email: bkoop@uvic.ca
Department: Biology

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.

Health related research:

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

International research:

Salmon Genome Project

Countries lived or worked in:

USA, Suriname and Venezuala

Community projects

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

UVic Speakers bureau

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

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