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
Noor, MAF, and Chang, AS. "Evolutionary Genetics: Jumping into a New Species." Current Biology 16.20 (2006): R890-R892. Full Text
Ortiz-Barrientos, D, Chang, AS, and Noor, MAF. "A recombinational portrait of the Drosophila pseudoobscura genome." Genetical Research 87.1 (2006): 23-31. Full Text
Masly, JP, Jones, CD, Noor, MAF, Locke, J, and Orr, HA. "Gene transposition as a cause of hybrid sterility in Drosophila." Science 313.5792 (2006): 1448-1450. Full Text
Counterman, BA, and Noor, MAF. "Multilocus test for introgression between the cactophilic species Drosophila mojavensis and Drosophila arizonae." American Naturalist 168.5 (2006): 682-696. Full Text
Kandul, NP, Wright, KM, Kandul, EV, and Noor, MAF. "No evidence for learned mating discrimination in male Drosophila pseudoobscura." BMC Evolutionary Biology 6 (2006). Full Text
Noor, MAF, and Ortíz-Barrientos, D. "Simulating natural conditions in the laboratory: A re-examination of sexual isolation between sympatric and allopatric populations of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis." Behavior Genetics 36.2 (2006): 322-327. 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
Ortiz Barrientos, D, and Noor, MAF. "Evidence for a one-allele assortative mating locus." Science 310.3753 (December 2005): 1467-. (Academic Article)