Mohamed A. F. Noor

Professor of Biology

Office: 
130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Biology Department, Durham, NC 27708-4129
Phone: 
(919) 613-8156
Research in my laboratory strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species, and how the process of genetic recombination affects both species formation and molecular evolution. I've been fascinated at how often genetic recombination plays a major role in any evolutionary genetic question I seek to pursue, so understanding its causes and effects has become a thread uniting the dissertations of most people in the laboratory. Our approaches combine classical genetic, molecular genetic, and genomic/ bioinformatic analyses, along with occasional forays into areas like animal behavior (in relation to speciation). I am also very interested in helping develop educational activities (K-12 or college) in genetics and evolution. See my lab webpage for more detailed information: https://sites.google.com/site/noorlabduke/

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1996

  • B.S., College of William and Mary 1992

Noor, MAF, Garfield, DA, Schaeffer, SW, and Machado, CA. "Divergence between the Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis genome sequences in relation to chromosomal inversions." Genetics 177, no. 3 (November 2007): 1417-1428. Full Text

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"Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny." Nature 450, no. 7167 (November 2007): 203-218. Full Text

Etges, WJ, de Oliveira, CC, Gragg, E, Ortíz-Barrientos, D, Noor, MAF, and Ritchie, MG. "Genetics of incipient speciation in Drosophila mojavensis. I. Male courtship song, mating success, and genotype x environment interactions." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 61, no. 5 (May 2007): 1106-1119. Full Text

Ortíz-Barrientos, D, Counterman, BA, and Noor, MAF. "Gene expression divergence and the origin of hybrid dysfunctions." Genetica 129, no. 1 (2007): 71-81. Full Text

Cirulli, ET, Kliman, RM, and Noor, MAF. "Fine-scale crossover rate heterogeneity in Drosophila pseudoobscura." Journal of Molecular Evolution 64, no. 1 (2007): 129-135. Full Text

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