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Christopher Tuggle

C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University

Dr. Tuggle holds a PhD in biochemistry and his background is molecular genetics. Currently he is very interested in the genetic and epigenetic control of immunity. He directs a group of fantastic researchers studying the structure and function of the pig genome, as well as developing a genetic line of immunodeficient pigs as a biomedical model for cancer and stem cell therapies.


  • –present
    Professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University


Fulbright Scholar, Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, President of the International Society of Animal Genetics