Arizona Research Labs - Interdisciplinary
Manager, Genomic Research Services
Associate Director, Omics, Research Scientist, Arizona Research Labs, Research Scientist, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Research Scientist, Neurology, Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute
Michael Hammer has headed a productive research lab in human evolutionary genetics. His lab were early adopters of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology successfully employed NGS methods to identify molecular lesions causing neurodevelopmental disorders in undiagnosed children. His lab is also currently pursuing studies to identify modifier genes that alter the expression of major genes and how they contribute to phenotypic heterogeneity in Mendelian disorders.
Director, Cyber Innovation, Director, Data Science Institute, Interim Director, Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics Center
Staff Scientist, Neuroimaging
I analyze MRI images to understand more about how human language works. We use functional MRI to determine which brain regions are involved in different language tasks. We also look at diffusion MRI to learn about the quality of the wiring between regions.
Associate Director, Operations, Associate Research Professor, UAGC
Dr. Sprissler is an Associate Research Professor and founding member of the Center for Applied Genetics and Genomic Medicine at the University of Arizona as well as Director and Lead Scientist of the University of Arizona Genetics Core. Dr. Sprissler's research has a particular focus on clinical human genetics and understanding the role of genetics in human disease onset, progression and response to treatment.