Triangle Sabbatical Scholar Marcy Uyenoyama Joins NESCent

Marcy Uyenoyama begins her sabbatical at NESCent this month. She studies mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and population levels. Among the questions under study include the prediction and detection of the effects of natural selection on genomic structure. A major area of research addresses the development of maximum-likelihood and Bayesian methods for inferring evolutionary processes from the pattern of molecular variation. Evolutionary processes currently under study include characterization of population structure across genomes. [ more ]