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) 668-2728
Research in my laboratory strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species, what maintains fitness-related variation in natural populations, and how the process of genetic recombination affects both species formation and molecular evolution. 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., The University of Chicago 1996

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

Brown, Kirsten M., Lisa M. Burk, Loren M. Henagan, and Mohamed A. F. Noor. “A test of the chromosomal rearrangement model of speciation in Drosophila pseudoobscura.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 58, no. 8 (August 2004): 1856–60. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2004.tb00469.x. Full Text

Michalak, Pawel, and Mohamed A. F. Noor. “Association of misexpression with sterility in hybrids of Drosophila simulansand D. mauritiana.Journal of Molecular Evolution 59, no. 2 (August 2004): 277–82. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00239-004-2622-y. Full Text

Ritchie, M. G., and M. A. Noor. “Evolutionary genetics: gene replacement and the genetics of speciation.Heredity 93, no. 1 (July 2004): 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.hdy.6800456. Full Text

Staten, Regina, Sheri Dixon Schully, and Mohamed A. F. Noor. “A microsatellite linkage map of Drosophila mojavensis.Bmc Genetics 5 (May 26, 2004): 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2156-5-12. Full Text

Counterman, Brian A., Daniel Ortíz-Barrientos, and Mohamed A. F. Noor. “Using comparative genomic data to test for fast-X evolution.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 58, no. 3 (March 2004): 656–60. https://doi.org/10.1554/03-413. Full Text

Stevison, L. S., B. A. Counterman, and M. A. F. Noor. “Molecular evolution of X-linked accessory gland proteins in Drosophila pseudoobscura.The Journal of Heredity 95, no. 2 (March 2004): 114–18. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhered/esh027. Full Text

Staten, R., S. D. Schully, and M. A. F. Noor. “A microsatellite linkage map of Drosophila mojavensis.Bmc Genetics 5 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2156-5-12. Full Text

Noor, Mohamed A. F., Pawel Michalak, and David Donze. “Characterization of a male-predominant antisense transcript underexpressed in hybrids of Drosophila pseudoobscura and D. persimilis.Genetics 165, no. 4 (December 2003): 1823–30.

Michalak, Pawel, and Mohamed A. F. Noor. “Genome-wide patterns of expression in Drosophila pure species and hybrid males.Molecular Biology and Evolution 20, no. 7 (July 2003): 1070–76. https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msg119. Full Text

Noor, Mohamed A. F. “Evolutionary biology: Genes to make new species.Nature 423, no. 6941 (June 2003): 699–700. https://doi.org/10.1038/423699a. Full Text

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