Kacar, Betul

From MolEvol

I am a postdoctoral fellow and my research focuses on addressing foundational questions in evolution using a novel combination of tools drawn from phylogenetics, experimental evolution, biochemistry and genomics. I am especially interested in how changes at the level of proteins and protein-protein interaction networks affect organismal behavior, at both the genomic and population levels, within the perspective of historical contingency.

In addition to my research, I recently co-founded an online mentorship, outreach and community platform named SAGANet, which is specifically designed to support STEM outreach activities using astrobiology-related focus areas. For more information, please see http://saganet.org/ and join the conversation!