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John R. McCarrey, Ph.D.

Kleberg Distinguished University Chair in Cellular & Molecular Biology

Phone: (210) 458-4507

Areas of Specialization

» Epigenetic regulation of cell functions
» Mammalian germ cells and stem cells


Ph.D. in Genetics; University of California, Davis
M.S. in Genetics; University of California, Davis
B.S. in Animal Science; University of California, Davis


Research Interests

Research in Dr. McCarrey’s lab is centered on mammalian germ cells and stem cells. Experimental models include the mouse, the baboon, and the opossum. The lab is interested in the epigenetic regulation of cell functions, including determination of cell fates, maintenance of genetic integrity, regulation of gene expression, genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation and meiotic sex chromosome inactivation, methods of assisted reproduction, the evolution of tissue-specific gene expression in mammalian species, and developing the baboon as a model system for testing stem cell-based therapeutic applications.



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