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Manyuan Long

Edna K Papazian Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, Ecology & Evolution and the College

About Manyuan Long

Interested in mechanisms and processes in evolution of genes and genomes

I joined the Chicago faculty in November 1997 after postdoctoral researches at Harvard with Walter Gilbert and Richard Lewontin. I received Ph.D. in December 1992 at the University of California at Davis in the laboratory of Charles Langley. A serendipitous finding of jingwei in African Drosophila, the first known youngest gene that were created by retroposition and exon shuffling, in my doctora...

I joined the Chicago faculty in November 1997 after postdoctoral researches at Harvard with Walter Gilbert and Richard Lewontin. I received Ph.D. in December 1992 at the University of California at Davis in the laboratory of Charles Langley. A serendipitous finding of jingwei in African Drosophila, the first known youngest gene that were created by retroposition and exon shuffling, in my doctoral research raised my passion in the new and big problem: how does a new gene originate and evolve? I have been working on this problem since my years at Davis and found more and more interesting and challenging with the new gene problem. After many years indulged in the rates, patterns and mechanisms of new gene evolution, I am attracted to the phenotypic evolution and expression network evolution driven by new genes.

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Web
longlab.uchicago.edu
Phone Number
1-773-702-0557