Allen G Rodrigo, Adjunct Professor  

Allen G Rodrigo

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.

    Education:
    Ph.D., University of Canterbury (New Zealand), 1990

    Office Location: 137 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
    Office Phone: (919) 684-1698
    Email Address: a.rodrigo@nescent.org
    Web Page: http://biology.duke.edu/rodrigolab
    Additional Web Page: http://biology.duke.edu/rodrigolab

    Specialties:
    Evolution
    Genetics
    Genomics

    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. JJ Hayward and AG Rodrigo, The distribution of feline immunodeficiency virus in tissue compartments of feral domestic cats., Arch Virol, vol. 155 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 411-416 [20112119], [doi] .
      2. WG Abbott, P Tsai, E Leung, A Trevarton, M Ofanoa, J Hornell, EJ Gane, SR Munn and AG Rodrigo, Associations between HLA class I alleles and escape mutations in the hepatitis B virus core gene in New Zealand-resident Tongans., J Virol, vol. 84 no. 1 (January, 2010), pp. 621-629 [19846510], [doi]  [abs].
      3. EJ Marks, AG Rodrigo and DH Brunton, Using logistic regression models to predict breeding success in male Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae), Polar Biology, vol. 33 no. 8 (2010), pp. 1083-1094 [doi]  [abs].
      4. EJ Marks, AG Rodrigo and DH Brunton, Ecstatic display calls of the Adélie penguin honestly predict male condition and breeding success, Behaviour, vol. 147 no. 2 (2010), pp. 165-184 [doi]  [abs].
      5. WL Li and AG Rodrigo, Covariation of branch lengths in phylogenies of functionally related genes., PLoS One, vol. 4 no. 12 (2009), pp. e8487 [20041191], [doi]  [abs].
      6. AG Rodrigo, P Tsai and H Shearman, On the use of bootstrapped topologies in coalescent-based Bayesian MCMC inference: a comparison of estimation and computational efficiencies., Evol Bioinform Online, vol. 5 (2009), pp. 97-105 [19812730]  [abs].
      7. A Rodrigo, F Bertels, J Heled, R Noder, H Shearman and P Tsai, The perils of plenty: What are we going to do with all these genes?, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 363 no. 1512 (2008), pp. 3893-3902 [18852100], [doi]  [abs].
      8. M Bordewich, AG Rodrigo and C Semple, Selecting taxa to save or sequence: desirable criteria and a greedy solution., Syst Biol, vol. 57 no. 6 (December, 2008), pp. 825-834 [19085326], [doi]  [abs].
      9. M Steel and A Rodrigo, Maximum likelihood supertrees, Systematic Biology, vol. 57 no. 2 (2008), pp. 243-250 [18398769], [doi]  [abs].
      10. SG Lim, Y Cheng, S Guindon, BL Seet, LY Lee, P Hu, S Wasser, FJ Peter, T Tan, M Goode and AG Rodrigo, Viral quasi-species evolution during hepatitis Be antigen seroconversion., Gastroenterology, vol. 133 no. 3 (September, 2007), pp. 951-958 [17854598], [doi]  [abs].
      11. S Guindon, M Black and A Rodrigo, Control of the false discovery rate applied to the detection of positively selected amino acid sites, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 23 no. 5 (2006), pp. 919-926 [16423864], [doi]  [abs].

      Curriculum Vitae

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