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Vincent Lynch

Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Evolutionary developmental biology; genetics; genomics; mammoths; evolution of mammalian pregnancy and cancer

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Vincent Lynch is an expert in evolutionary developmental biology.

This field, sometimes called “evo-devo,” explores the genetic and molecular mechanisms that drive differences between species. This includes mechanisms that underlie the origin of new anatomical structures (evolutionary novelties) and biological functions (evolutionary innovations), as well as mechanisms that limit biological possibilities (developmental constraints).

Lynch’s lab uses comparative genomics and experimental methods to study the evolution of pregnancy; the evolution of animals with extremely long lifespans and large body sizes; and the role of evolutionary history in animals’ susceptibility to preterm birth and diseases like cancer.

His research asks a variety of questions, such as how elephants and whales avoid cancer, how genetic defects may have contributed to the extinction of mammoths, and how evolutionary history may predispose us to disorders of pregnancy such as infertility and preterm birth.

Lynch can speak to the media about his work and other topics in evolutionary and developmental biology.

CONTACT:

Vincent Lynch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences

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