Durand Lab

    Genome Evolution: Where do new genes come from?

     Computational molecular biology and computational genomics; especially, the evolution of genomic organization and function.


Yuting Xiao receives an honorable mention for her pressentation on Domain Promiscuity Correlates with Rates of Domain Gain and Loss at ISMB 2022.


Dr. Maureen Stolzer wins a $250 prize for her poster How Plastic are Multidomain Proteins? at Recomb-CG 2018!

     Flexbility and constraint in the evolution of the Spo0 signaling pathway

Philip Davidson's article appears in the September issue o PLoS Genetics!

     Design Rules for Multidomain Proteins Across the Tree of Life

NSF announces new awards for Understanding the Rules of Life

     In Cyanobacteria, HIP1 Does the Wave.

The spatial distributions of Highly Iterated Palindrome 1 (HIP1) in 40 cyanobacterial genomes reveal a periodic pattern that suggests a functional role in shaping chromosome architecture.

     Bacterial Gene Acquisition May Drive Niche Expansion

Phylogenetic reconciliation reveals that a gene that contributes to infection of the conjunctiva by Streptococcus pneumoniae was acquired by horizontal transfer from the pig pathogen Streptococcus suis.


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