Ryan Gutenkunst

Associate Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute

Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP

Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP

Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP

Associate Professor, Public Health

Our research group integrates computational systems biology and population genetics to understand the function and evolution of the complex molecular networks that underlie life. We build and analyze mathematical simulations of protein networks to probe deeper into their function than experiments can. We also analyze genomic data to undercover signatures of population history and natural selection, with an emphasis on humans. Recent projects include studying how protein network dynamics constrain protein domain evolution, testing the hypothesis that selection against signaling crosstalk shapes protein amino acid composition, and searching for signatures of natural selection in human Pygmy populations.

Primary Department or Program

Molecular & Cellular Biology
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