Hybridization and evolution: process of gene exchange between organisms in nature; hybridization as an evolutionary stimulus.
Population genetics and molecular evolution; genetic basis of adaptation and speciation; intragenomic conflict and selfish genetic elements; host-parasite interactions; insect ecology and evolution
Systems biology of host-pathogen interactions, Nuclear and organellar genome evolution in eukaryotic parasites, Databases, Ontologies, Data mining and Data integration of 'omics (genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome, lipidome), clinical, immunological, epidemiological and experimental metadata.
I have very broad biology research interests, having worked on organisms from all four eukaryotic kingdoms and eubacteria and archaea. I have employed diverse scientific methods to study biological problems and I have published in the fields of biochemistry, enzymology, protein chemistry, immunology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics,…
Evolutionary biology & behavior genetics; molecular and quantitative genetic studies of complex traits, especially social interactions (parenting, mating behavior, communication); development of behavior; theoretical investigations of complex trait evolution
My research interest lies in Nutritional Genomics, a new interdisciplinary field bridging Nutritional Sciences and Human Genomics. I am interested in identifying genetic variants that historically helped human populations adapt to local diets and currently underlie individual differences in nutrient metabolism and metabolic disease risks. In…
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