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

Vallejo-Marín, M., and M. K. Uyenoyama. “On the evolutionary modification of self-incompatibility: Implications of partial clonality for allelic diversity and genealogical structure.” In Self-Incompatibility in Flowering Plants: Evolution, Diversity, and Mechanisms, 53–71, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68486-2_3. Full Text

Uyenoyama, Marcy K., Naoki Takebayashi, and Seiji Kumagai. “Allele frequency spectra in structured populations: Novel-allele probabilities under the labelled coalescent.Theoretical Population Biology 133 (June 2020): 130–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2020.01.002. Full Text

Uyenoyama, Marcy K., Naoki Takebayashi, and Seiji Kumagai. “Inductive determination of allele frequency spectrum probabilities in structured populations.Theoretical Population Biology 129 (October 2019): 148–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2018.10.004. Full Text

Ramachandran, Sohini, Sarah P. Otto, Marcy Uyenoyama, and Jeremy Van Cleve. “"Any news?" Special issue in honor of Marcus Feldman's 75th birthday.Theoretical Population Biology 129 (October 2019): 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2019.09.001. Full Text

Uyenoyama, Marcy K., and Naoki Takebayashi. “Evolution of the sex ratio and effective number under gynodioecy and androdioecy.Theoretical Population Biology 118 (December 2017): 27–45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2017.08.003. Full Text

Redelings, Benjamin D., Seiji Kumagai, Andrey Tatarenkov, Liuyang Wang, Ann K. Sakai, Stephen G. Weller, Theresa M. Culley, John C. Avise, and Marcy K. Uyenoyama. “A Bayesian Approach to Inferring Rates of Selfing and Locus-Specific Mutation.Genetics 201, no. 3 (November 2015): 1171–88. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.115.179093. Full Text

Kumagai, Seiji, and Marcy K. Uyenoyama. “Genealogical histories in structured populations.Theoretical Population Biology 102 (June 2015): 3–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2015.01.003. Full Text

Uyenoyama, Marcy K. “Editor's Report for Volume 28 (2011).Molecular Biology and Evolution 30, no. 1 (January 2013): 236–37. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/mss252. Full Text

Uyenoyama, M. K. “Editor's report for volume 27 (2010).” Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, no. 5 (May 1, 2012): 1493–94. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/mss099. Full Text

Wolfe, Ken, Marta L. Wayne, Kateryna Makova, Tomoko Y. Steen, Marcy Uyenoyama, and Naoyuki Takahata. “SMBE proposal to the government of Japan.Molecular Biology and Evolution 29, no. 1 (January 2012): 441. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msr209. Full Text

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Selected Grants

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Training Program awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2005 to 2021

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 2014

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1996 to 2005

Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Coevolution of Inbreeding Depression awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 2001

Molecular Evolution at Locus of Self-incompatibility in Structured Populations of Solanaceae awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2000

US/Germany/Japan Trinational Workshop on Molecular Evolution awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1997 to 1998

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 1996

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 1996

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 1992

Mathematical Population Genetics awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1986 to 1992