Dr. Aamir Zuberi

The Jackson Laboratory

Dr. Zuberi obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield, UK in molecular biology and microbial genetics of bacterial spore germination.  After completing molecular genetics Postdoctoral appointments at the University of California, Davis and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana on the regulation of transcription initiation and chemotaxis, respectively, he transitioned into mouse genetics and genomics research at the Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME.  His efforts using a combination of mouse genetics, molecular genomics and immunoselection in cell lines led to the cloning and characterization of the first mouse minor histocompatibility genes involved in the regulation of transplantation rejection in mice.

Dr. Zuberi was a member and later Chair of the mouse Chromosome 2 committee and also a member of the mouse genome nomenclature committee, appointments that he held throughout his tenure as Assistant Professor of Functional Genomics at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  He received funding from the National Institutes of Health to characterize the natural genetic variation between mouse strains in the regulation of dietary induced Obesity and insulin resistance and to lead the animal phenotyping core of the Botanical Research Center.

Dr. Zuberi also received funding from the American Diabetes Association to characterize the role of a specific novel gene in the regulation of adipogenesis in a tissue culture model for adipose differentiation.  He recently returned to the Jackson Laboratory to work as a Process Improvement Program Manager where he has established a high speed CRISPR mutant generation pipeline within the Genetic Resource Sciences group that has led directly to the generation of new mouse strains carrying specific alleles of NGLY1.

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