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. "Environmental effects on male courtship intensity in Drosophila pseudoobscura (Diptera: Drosophilidae)." Journal of Insect Behavior 10.2 (1997): 305-312.
Noor, MAF. "Genetics of sexual isolation and courtship dysfunction in male hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and Drosophila persimilis." Evolution 51.3 (1997): 809-815.
Noor, MAF. "How often does sympatry affect sexual isolation in Drosophila?." American Naturalist 149.6 (1997): 1156-1163.
Noor, MAF. "Absence of species discrimination in Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis males." Animal Behaviour 52.6 (1996): 1205-1210. Full Text
Noor, MAF, and Coyne, JA. "Genetics of a difference in cuticular hydrocarbons between Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis." Genetical Research 68.2 (1996): 117-123.
Kelly, JK, and Noor, MAF. "Speciation by reinforcement: A model derived from studies of Drosophila." Genetics 143.3 (1996): 1485-1497.
Noor, MA. "Reinforcement in speciation." Trends in Ecology & Evolution 10.12 (1995): 492--.
Noor, MA. "Long-term changes in obscura group Drosophila species composition at Mather, California." Pan-Pacific Entomologist 71.1 (1995): 71--.
Noor, MA. "Speciation driven by natural selection in Drosophila." Nature 375.6533 (1995): 674-675.