Faculty Contact: Stephen Proulx
Abstract: When populations exchange genes across spatially heterogeneous landscapes the system develops a genetic load that prevents perfect adaptation to all locations at one time. Populations can respond to these pressures by evolving the gene regulatory network that maps genotype to phenotype. This module will involve developing population genetic models of gene network evolution under migration selection balance. The tools involved will be computational programming to determine the stability of the dynamical systems that describe gene frequencies.
- Winter 2017: Lilla Bartko