Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Professor of Biology

Office: 
130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-7350
Marcy Uyenoyama studies mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and population levels. Among the questions under study include the prediction and detection of the effects of natural selection on genomic structure. A major area of research addresses the development of maximum-likelihood and Bayesian methods for inferring evolutionary processes from the pattern of molecular variation. Evolutionary processes currently under study include characterization of population structure across genomes.

Education

  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1978

  • B.S., Stanford University 1974

Richman, AD, Uyenoyama, MK, and Kohn, JR. "Allelic diversity and gene genealogy at the self-incompatibility locus in the Solanaceae." Science 273, no. 5279 (August 30, 1996): 1212-1216.

Richman, AD, Uyenoyama, MK, and Kohn, JR. "S-allele diversity in a natural population of Physalis crassifolia (Solanaceae) (ground cherry) assessed by RT-PCR." Heredity (Edinb) 76 ( Pt 5) (May 1996): 497-505.

Richman, AD, Kao, TH, Schaeffer, SW, and Uyenoyama, MK. "S-allele sequence diversity in natural populations of Solanum carolinense (Horsenettle)." Heredity (Edinb) 75 ( Pt 4) (October 1995): 405-415.

Uyenoyama, MK. "A generalized least-squares estimate for the origin of sporophytic self-incompatibility." Genetics 139, no. 2 (February 1995): 975-992.

Thrall, PH, Biere, A, and Uyenoyama, MK. "Frequency-dependent disease transmission and the dynamics of the Silene-ustilago host-pathogen system." American Naturalist 145, no. 1 (1995): 43-62. Full Text

Uyenoyama, MK, and Waller, DM. "Coevolution of self-fertilization and inbreeding depression. III. Homozygous lethal mutations at multiple loci." Theor Popul Biol 40, no. 2 (October 1991): 173-210. (Review)

Uyenoyama, MK, and Waller, DM. "Coevolution of self-fertilization and inbreeding depression. I. Mutation-selection balance at one and two loci." Theor Popul Biol 40, no. 1 (August 1991): 14-46.

Uyenoyama, MK, and Waller, DM. "Coevolution of self-fertilization and inbreeding depression. II. Symmetric overdominance in viability." Theor Popul Biol 40, no. 1 (August 1991): 47-77.

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