Nicholas Meyerson

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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)