Marcy K. Uyenoyama

Professor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
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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

Uyenoyama, M, and Feldman, MW. "Theories of kin and group selection: A population genetics perspective." Theoretical Population Biology 17, no. 3 (1980): 380-414.

Uyenoyama, MK, and Bengtsson, BO. "Towards a genetic theory for the evolution of the sex ratio." Genetics 93, no. 3 (November 1979): 721-736.

Uyenoyama, M, Feldman, MW, and Cavalli-Sforza, LL. "Evolutionary effects of contagious and familial transmission." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 76, no. 1 (1979): 420-424.

Uyenoyama, MK. "Evolution of altruism under group selection in large and small populations in fluctuating environments." Theoretical Population Biology 15, no. 1 (1979): 58-85.

Redelings, BD, Kumagai, S, Wang, L, Tatarenkov, A, Sakai, AK, Weller, SG, Culley, TM, Avise, JC, and Uyenoyama, MK. "Bayesian co-estimation of selfing rate and locus-specific mutation rates for a partially selfing population." Open Access Copy