WAYNE K POTTS portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Pathology
  • Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
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Research Summary

At the broadest level my research interests focus on the genetics of natural and sexual selection. My current research efforts focus on the genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). MHC genes play a central role in immune recognition, but they have also been shown to influence individual odors and reproductive traits such as mating preferences and spontaneous abortion. MHC genes are also the most polymorphic loci known for vertebrates.