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Mohamed A. Noor

Mohamed A. Noor, Professor of Biology


Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 1996
B.S., College of William and Mary, 1992
Contact Info:

130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-8156

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: 

Teaching (Fall 2022):

  • Biology 701.01, Graduate school 101 Synopsis
    French sci 4233, W 12:00 PM-01:00 PM
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Noor, MAF. "Thinking outside Earth’s box—how might heredity and evolution differ on other worlds?." Evolution 15.1 (December, 2022). [doi]  [abs]
  2. Marion, SB; Noor, MAF. "Interrogating the Roles of Mutation-Selection Balance, Heterozygote Advantage, and Linked Selection in Maintaining Recessive Lethal Variation in Natural Populations.." Annual Review of Animal Biosciences (October, 2022). [doi]  [abs]
  3. Samuk, K; Noor, MAF. "Gene flow biases population genetic inference of recombination rate.." G3 (Bethesda, Md.) (September, 2022): jkac236. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Korunes, KL; Myers, RB; Hardy, R; Noor, MAF. "PseudoBase: a genomic visualization and exploration resource for the Drosophila pseudoobscura subgroup.." Fly 15.1 (December, 2021): 38-44. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Pardy, JA; Lahib, S; Noor, MAF; Moehring, AJ. "Intraspecific Genetic Variation for Behavioral Isolation Loci in Drosophila.." Genes 12.11 (October, 2021): 1703. [doi]  [abs]

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