Greg Barsh, M.D., Ph.D. (read bio)
- Color variation to explorefundamental aspects of gene action, development, complex traits, evolution
- Forward genetic analysis of skin color and pigment-type switching in laboratory mice
- Biology of melanocortin signaling
- Genetic architecture of human pigmentary variation
- Biology and evolution of color patterns in mammals
Information for the science community can be found by going to the personal webpage Barsh Lab.
As any cat lover knows, distinct patterns of dark and light hair color are apparent not only in house cats but also in their wild relatives, from cheetahs to tigers to snow leopards. Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and Stanford University, along with colleagues around the world, today reported new genetic findings that help to understand the molecular basis of these patterns in all felines.