Jeff Hall, PhD.
University of New Hampshire
Education and Training
PhD.. Biochemistry, University of Vermont
Jeff comes to Dr. Sower’s Center for Molecular and Comparative Endocrinology/laboratory after many years in the New England biotechnology community. He is applying his background in Genomics and regulation to the ongoing molecular endocrinology research. Jeff is currently assisting with the international Lamprey Genome Project by annotating genes involved with the lamprey endocrine system. Additionally, he is helping to resolve regulation of expression patterns for the gonadotropin releasing hormones and their respective receptors in the lamprey.
Jeff received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont, College of Medicine for his research on hormone regulation of growth factors believed to be involved with prostate cancer. After graduating from UVM, he took a position with Applied Biosystems to support and promote the use of automated DNA sequencing technology. In 1996, Jeff and three other scientists founded AlphaGene, a start up Biotechnology Company based on sequencing and collecting full-length cDNAs of the human genome. After AlphaGene closed, due to the events of 9/11/2001, Jeff brought his experience of high throughput Genomics to Matrix Technologies to assist in their new microarray platform. He now returns to his “roots” in New Hampshire to again pursue molecular hormone regulation of reproductive systems.