VGNC Specialist advisors

While most vertebrate genes have obvious human orthologs or paralogs some gene families have undergone complex evolutionary changes. This can present a challenge to naming these genes relative to their human homologs. For two such complex families, VGNC currently rely on the expertise of specialist advisors:

Gene FamilySpecialist Advisors
Cytochrome P450Dr Jed Goldstone

Mailstop 32, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA.

Dr David R. Nelson

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA.

Olfactory receptorsDr Doron Lancet

Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.

Dr Tsviya Olender

Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel.