Domyan, Eric
Assistant Professor - Biology
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

I joined the Biotechnology Program in the Biology Department in Fall of 2015. Prior to my appointment I was a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Michael Shapiro's lab at the Unversity of Utah. 

My basic research interests are to investigate the genetic and developmental mechanisms by which organisms evolve novel traits. During my postdoctoral training, I used domestic rock pigeons as my model organism of choice, primarily because of the tremendous amount of phenotypic diversity present among different breeds of the same species. In my research I utilize a diverse number of techniques spanning the fields of genomics, genetics, and molecular and developmental biology. By analyzing the same question from several different angles, my goal is to have  better understanding of how changes in an organism's DNA code can result in the development of new traits.

Courses taught:

Biology 1600: Biology I

Biology 3405: Cell Biology Laboratory

Biology 3500: Genetics

Biology 494R: Senior Seminar

Biotechnology 2010: DNA Manipulation and Analysis



Dr. Michael Shapiro's Lab Website, at the University of Utah

Pigeonetics, from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the Utah Museum of Natural History