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
Machado, CA, Haselkorn, TS, and Noor, MAF. "Evaluation of the genomic extent of effects of fixed inversion differences on intraspecific variation and interspecific gene flow in Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis." Genetics 175.3 (2007): 1289-1306. Full Text
Noor, MAF, Garfield, DA, Schaeffer, SW, and Machado, CA. "Divergence between the Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis genome sequences in relation to chromosomal inversions." Genetics 177.3 (2007): 1417-1428. Full Text
Situma, C, Moehring, AJ, Noor, MAF, and Soper, SA. "Immobilized molecular beacons: A new strategy using UV-activated poly(methyl methacrylate) surfaces to provide large fluorescence sensitivities for reporting on molecular association events." Analytical Biochemistry 363.1 (2007): 35-45. Full Text
Cirulli, ET, and Noor, MAF. "Localization and characterization of X chromosome inversion breakpoints separating Drosophila mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae." Journal of Heredity 98.2 (2007): 111-114. Full Text
Cirulli, ET, Kliman, RM, and Noor, MAF. "Fine-scale crossover rate heterogeneity in Drosophila pseudoobscura." Journal of Molecular Evolution 64.1 (2007): 129-135. Full Text
Moehring, AJ, Teeter, KC, and Noor, MAF. "Genome-wide patterns of expression in Drosophila pure species and hybrid males. II. Examination of multiple-species hybridizations, platforms, and life cycle stages." Molecular Biology and Evolution 24.1 (2007): 137-145. Full Text
Ortíz-Barrientos, D, Counterman, BA, and Noor, MAF. "Gene expression divergence and the origin of hybrid dysfunctions." Genetica 129.1 (2007): 71-81. Full Text
Noor, MAF, and Coyne, JA. "Speciation in the new millennium: What's left to know?." Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52.3-4 (2006): 431-441.
Noor, MAF, Zimmerman, KJ, and Teeter, KC. "Data sharing: How much doesn't get submitted to GenBank?." PLoS Biology 4.7 (2006): 1113-1114. Full Text
Velez, S, Taylor, MS, Noor, MAF, Lobo, NF, and Feder, JL. "Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the apple maggot fly Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae)." Molecular Ecology Notes 6.1 (2006): 90-92. Full Text