Photo of Dr. Hunter Fraser, Associate Professor of Biology at Stanford University.
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Dr. Hunter Fraser's laboratory study the regulation and evolution of gene expression using a combination of experimental and computational approaches.

Their work brings together quantitative genetics, genomics, epigenetics, and evolutionary biology to achieve a deeper understanding of how genetic variation within and between species affects genome-wide gene expression and ultimately shapes the phenotypic diversity of life.

Some of the Fraser lab's long-term goals are to better understand:

  1. How new mutations affect gene expression
  2. What selective pressures act on these mutations
  3. How  (and how often) changes in gene expression affect other phenotypes, including human disease