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

Uyenoyama, MK. "On the evolution of parthenogenesis. II. Inbreeding and the cost of meiosis." Evolution 39, no. 6 (1985): 1194-1206.

Uyenoyama, MK, and Feldman, M. "Population genetic theory of kin selection. II. The multiplicative model." American Naturalist 120, no. 5 (1982): 614-627. Full Text

UYENOYAMA, MK. "THE GENETICS OF ALTRUISM - BOORMAN,SA, LEVITT,PR." ETHOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY 3, no. 1 (1982): 47-48. Full Text

Uyenoyama, MK, Feldman, MW, and Mueller, LD. "Population genetic theory of kin selection: Multiple alleles at one locus." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78, no. 8 (August 1981): 5036-5040.

Uyenoyama, MK, and Feldman, MW. "On relatedness and adaptive topography in kin selection." Theoretical Population Biology 19, no. 1 (1981): 87-123.

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