Biology Section

Ecology, Behavior & Evolution: Research Topics

Evolutionary Systems Biology

The interaction between biological molecules, cells or individuals often leads to emergent properties that cannot be predicted from the characteristics of a single unit. Systems Biology attempts to quantify the richness of such interactions in living systems. Evolutionary Systems Biology takes the research one step further by examining the consequences of changing the interaction through evolution by natural selection. By combining mathematical model, population genetics and experimentation, Evolutionary System Biology attempts to determine the causal relationships generating the interactions. We are interested in taking this research one step further by examining the consequences of changing the interactions through evolution by natural selection. We combine a variety of approaches including mathematical modeling, population genetics, molecular genetics, microscopy, and experimental evolution.

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

EBE Section Chair

David Holway

Chair's Assistant

Joanna Dunn
(858) 534-0508
jfdunn@ucsd.edu