Negative selection, positive selection and epistatic interactions govern protein evolution in Drosop


Peter Andolfatto


May 17, 2010, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


BSLC 008
University of Chicago


The Department of Ecology & Evolution welcomes Dr. Peter Andolfatto this Monday, May 17th at 3:30 pm in BSLC 008.  Dr. Andolfatto is an Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology- and the Lewis-Stigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University. Talk title and bio-sketch are below.  PLEASE HANG ATTACHED FLYER IN YOUR DEPARTMENT.

Talk Title:  “Negative selection, positive selection and epistatic interactions govern protein evolution in Drosophila.” 


Peter Andolfatto received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University in 1992 and completed a PhD in Genetics at the University of Chicago in 1999 with a National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Graduate Fellowship. He was an European Molecular Biology Organization Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2001) and then a Royal Society of Edinburgh Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2003) at the University of Edinburgh. He has since held a Canada Research Chair in Evolutionary Genetics and was an Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Toronto from 2003-2004 and was an Assistant Professor of Biology at UC San Diego from 2004-2008. He was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Molecular and Computational Biology in 2003.  He is currently an Assistant Professor at Princeton University with a joint appointment in the Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.

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