Allen G. Rodrigo, Professor  

Allen G. Rodrigo

Office Location: 3103 French Science Center
Office Phone: 919-684-1698
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Research Categories: Computational evolutionary biology

Research Description:

My research focuses on evolutionary bioinformatics and computatioanl biology. In particular, I am interested in the development of novel methods to study the evolution of genes, genomes, organisms and species.

    Areas of Interest:
    The evolution of rapidly evolving pathogens
    The estimation of evolutionary rates and divergence times
    Statistical phylogenetics
    Phylogenetic methods in conservation
    Computational evolutionary biology

    Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

    1. Hayward, Jessica J. and Rodrigo, Allen G., The distribution of feline immunodeficiency virus in tissue compartments of feral domestic cats., Archives of virology, vol. 155 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 411--416 [20112119], [doi] .
    2. Abbott, William G. H. and Tsai, Peter and Leung, Euphemia and Trevarton, Alex and Ofanoa, Malakai and Hornell, John and Gane, Edward J. and Munn, Stephen R. and Rodrigo, Allen G., Associations between HLA class I alleles and escape mutations in the hepatitis B virus core gene in New Zealand-resident Tongans., Journal of virology, vol. 84 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 621--629 [19846510], [doi]  [abs].
    3. E. J. Marks, A.G. Rodrigo and D. H. Brunton, Using logistic regression models to predict breeding success in male Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)., Polar Biology, vol. 33 (2010), pp. 1083 - 1094 .
    4. E. J. Marks, A.G. Rodrigo and D. H. Brunton, Ecstatic Display Calls of the Adelie penguin honestly predict male condition and breeding success., Behaviour, vol. 147 (2010), pp. 165-184 .
    5. Li, Wai Lok Sibon and Rodrigo, Allen G., Covariation of branch lengths in phylogenies of functionally related genes., PloS one, vol. 4 no. 12 (December, 2009), pp. e8487 [20041191], [doi]  [abs].
    6. Rodrigo, Allen G. and Tsai, Peter and Shearman, Helen, On the use of bootstrapped topologies in coalescent-based Bayesian MCMC inference: a comparison of estimation and computational efficiencies., Evolutionary bioinformatics online, vol. 5 (July, 2009), pp. 97--105 [19812730]  [abs].
    7. Rodrigo, Allen and Bertels, Frederic and Heled, Joseph and Noder, Raphael and Shearman, Helen and Tsai, Peter, The perils of plenty: what are we going to do with all these genes?, Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, vol. 363 no. 1512 (December, 2008), pp. 3893--3902 [18852100], [doi]  [abs].
    8. Bordewich, Magnus and Rodrigo, Allen G. and Semple, Charles, Selecting taxa to save or sequence: desirable criteria and a greedy solution., Systematic biology, vol. 57 no. 6 (December, 2008), pp. 825--834 [19085326], [doi]  [abs].
    9. Steel, Mike and Rodrigo, Allen, Maximum likelihood supertrees., Systematic biology, vol. 57 no. 2 (April, 2008), pp. 243--250 [18398769], [doi]  [abs].
    10. Lim, Seng Gee and Cheng, Yan and Guindon, Stephane and Seet, Bee Leng and Lee, Lay Yong and Hu, Peizhen and Wasser, Shanthi and Peter, Frank Josef and Tan, Theresa and Goode, Matthew and Rodrigo, Allen Gerard, Viral quasi-species evolution during hepatitis Be antigen seroconversion., Gastroenterology, vol. 133 no. 3 (September, 2007), pp. 951--958 [17854598], [doi]  [abs].
    11. Guindon, St{\'e}phane and Black, Mik and Rodrigo, Allen and {SMBE Tri-National Young Investigators}, Proceedings of the SMBE Tri-National Young Investigators' Workshop 2005. Control of the false discovery rate applied to the detection of positively selected amino acid sites., Molecular biology and evolution, vol. 23 no. 5 (May, 2006), pp. 919--926 [16423864], [doi]  [abs].

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