Mohamed A. F. Noor
Professor of Biology
Dr. Noor is a member of the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Fellowship Advisory Board.
Research in my laboratory strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species, and how the process of genetic recombination affects both species formation and molecular evolution. I've been fascinated at how often genetic recombination plays a major role in any evolutionary genetic question I seek to pursue, so understanding its causes and effects has become a thread uniting the dissertations of most people in the laboratory. Our approaches combine classical genetic, molecular genetic, and genomic/ bioinformatic analyses, along with occasional forays into areas like animal behavior (in relation to speciation). I am also very interested in helping develop educational activities (K-12 or college) in genetics and evolution. See my lab webpage for more detailed information: https://sites.google.com/site/noorlabduke/
- Ph.D., University of Chicago 1996
- B.S., College of William and Mary 1992
Butlin, R, Debelle, A, Kerth, C, Snook, RR, Beukeboom, LW, Cajas, RFC, Diao, W, Maan, ME, Paolucci, S, Weissing, FJ, Zande, LVD, Hoikkala, A, Geuverink, E, Jennings, J, Kankare, M, Knott, KE, Tyukmaeva, VI, Zoumadakis, C, Ritchie, MG, Barker, D, Immonen, E, Kirkpatrick, M, Noor, M, Garcia, MC, Schmitt, T, and Schilthuizen, M. "What do we need to know about speciation?." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27.1 (2012): 27-39. Full Text
Hoehn, KB, McGaugh, SE, and Noor, MAF. "Erratum to: Effects of Premature Termination Codon Polymorphisms in the Drosophila pseudoobscura Subclade." Journal of Molecular Evolution (2012): 1--. Full Text
Noor, MAF, and Heil, CSS. "Mentor vs. Monolith." AMERICAN SCIENTIST 100.6 (2012): 451-453.
Hoehn, KB, McGaugh, SE, and Noor, MAF. "Effects of premature termination codon polymorphisms in the Drosophila pseudoobscura subclade." Journal of Molecular Evolution 75.3-4 (2012): 141-150. Full Text
Hoehn, KB, McGaugh, SE, and Noor, MAF. "Effects of Premature Termination Codon Polymorphisms in the Drosophila pseudoobscura Subclade." Journal of Molecular Evolution (2012): 1-10. Full Text
McDermott, SR, and Noor, MAF. "Mapping of within-species segregation distortion in Drosophila persimilis and hybrid sterility between D. persimilis and D. pseudoobscura." Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25.10 (2012): 2023-2032. Full Text
McGaugh, SE, Heil, CSS, Manzano-Winkler, B, Loewe, L, Goldstein, S, Himmel, TL, and Noor, MAF. "Recombination Modulates How Selection Affects Linked Sites in Drosophila." PLoS Biology 10.11 (2012). Full Text
Stevison, LS, Hoehn, KB, and Noor, MAF. "Effects of inversions on within- and between-species recombination and divergence." Genome Biology and Evolution 3.1 (2011): 830-841. Full Text
Smukowski, CS, and Noor, MAF. "Recombination rate variation in closely related species." Heredity 107.6 (2011): 496-508. Full Text
Mcdermott, SR, and Noor, MAF. "Genetics of hybrid male sterility among strains and species in the drosophila pseudoobscura species group." Evolution 65.7 (2011): 1969-1978. Full Text