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Holly A. Wichman

Holly A. Wichman

University Distinguished Professor; Director, IMCI


IRIC 336



Mailing Address

IRIC - RM 336
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter MS 1122
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1122

Research: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology

The Wichman Lab studies viruses and their subcellular relatives, transposable elements. These two lines of research are united by a molecular approach and a strong evolutionary context.

L1 elements have been active in mammals for over 150 million years and make up about 20% of the genome. Most of the copies in the genome are ancient molecular fossils, so it is a challenge to sift through all of the old copies to find those that have been recently active.


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences