Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Professor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
(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.


  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1978

  • B.S., Stanford University 1974

Bengtsson, BO, and Uyenoyama, MK. "Evolution of the segregation ratio: modification of gene conversion and meiotic drive." Theor Popul Biol 38, no. 2 (October 1990): 192-218.

Uyenoyama, MK, and Bengtsson, BO. "On the origin of meiotic reproduction: a genetic modifier model." Genetics 123, no. 4 (December 1989): 873-885.