Evolutionary and Comparative Genetics & Genomics

 

RESEARCH INTEREST GROUPS

Evolutionary and Comparative Genetics & Genomics

Members of the Evolutionary and Comparative Genetics and Genomics (ECGG) RIG are interested in gene and genome evolution, comparative genomics, and modelling evolution. The ECGG RIG includes over 55 members representing five colleges. Examples of research interests for this group include: biodiversity, mechanisms and implications of gene duplications, host-pathogen coevolution, and the diverse genomes of microbial species and communities. This RIG hosts external seminar speakers, lightning talks highlighting the diversity of evolutionary and comparative research at NC State, and “think tank” sessions for grant idea development.

RIG Leaders

Brian Wiegmann

Brian Wiegmann

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor
Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Phone: 919.515.1653
Email: brian_wiegmann@ncsu.edu

Jeff Yoder

Jeffrey Yoder

Professor of Innate Immunology
Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 919.515.7406
Email: jayoder@ncsu.edu