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Daniel Weinreich

Daniel Weinreich

Assistant Professor of Biology

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Phone: +1 401 863 3937

Phone 2: +1 401 863 2749


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Sidney Frank Hall/LSB 157 - 863-3937

Research Summary

Darwinian evolution at the level of individual mutations with protein coding genes.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Evolving cellular automata using genetic algorithms; The population genetics of adaptation on complex fitness landscapes; Using the permutahedron to predict likely evolutionary trajectories; The role of standing genetic variation in novel environments; Measuring thermal norms of reaction in lab-evolved bacteriophage; Compensatory mutations in bacteriophage: Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?; The parasites of extremophiles: screening for bacteriophage of archaea; Resistance and persistence in E. coli; Computational analysis of CRISPR loci; Compensatory mutations in CRISPR repeat secondary structure; Variance in bacteriophage lysis time and burst size; Patterns of
bacterial persistance to environmental stress; Antibiotic resistance in variable environments; Measurement and Comparison of Life History Variance in Phage Populations; Thermal persistence in E. coli and the heat shock response; Determining the function of ant spines; Effects of Induced Plant Defense on Parasitoid Fitness Across Host Development; Diversity and Abundance of Anammox Bacteria in the Peru Margin; Characterization of Phage Fitness through Single Phage Assays