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Graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Sara Sawyer
 
Graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Sara Sawyer
  
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==Research Interests==
 
==Research Interests==
 
*Understanding the evolutionary trajectory of primate genes involved in host-virus interactions
 
*Understanding the evolutionary trajectory of primate genes involved in host-virus interactions
*Functionally characterizing the consequences of rapidly evolving codons during viral replication
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*Functionally characterizing the consequences of rapidly evolving codons during viral replication using mammalian tissue culture
 
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*Discovering novel antiviral restriction factors in primates using PAML positive selection analysis
MORE COMING SOON
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*Probing the fate of duplicated genes by constructing chimeras from deeply divergent species (i.e. fungi and archaea)

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Nicholas R. Meyerson

Graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin under the mentorship of Dr. Sara Sawyer

Nick hammin' it up at MBL 2011

Research Interests

  • Understanding the evolutionary trajectory of primate genes involved in host-virus interactions
  • Functionally characterizing the consequences of rapidly evolving codons during viral replication using mammalian tissue culture
  • Discovering novel antiviral restriction factors in primates using PAML positive selection analysis
  • Probing the fate of duplicated genes by constructing chimeras from deeply divergent species (i.e. fungi and archaea)