Structural Biology/Biochemistry Seminar
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Kasha Laboratory, Room 112
11:15 AM

“Molecular adaptation in viruses and venoms and the genotype-phenotype-fitness map”

DDarin R. Rokytar. Darin Rokyta

FSU Department of Biological Science

Research and Professional Interests:

My research investigates the molecular and statistical properties of adaptive evolution. The overarching goal of my work is to develop a robust, quantitative model of adaptive evolution at the molecular level and the statistical methodology to test the model predictions and assumptions, but the available empirical data are insufficient for evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of current models and guiding future efforts. My research therefore also involves generating empirical data sets using experimental evolution approaches.