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Mohamed A. F. Noor

Professor of Biology
Duke Box 90338, Biology Department, Durham, NC 27708-4129
130 Science Drive, Room 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708


Research in my laboratory strives to understand what genetic changes contribute to the formation of new species, what maintains fitness-related variation in natural populations, and how the process of genetic recombination affects both species formation and molecular evolution. Our approaches combine classical genetic, molecular genetic, and genomic/ bioinformatic analyses, along with occasional forays into areas like animal behavior (in relation to speciation). I am also very interested in helping develop educational activities (K-12 or college) in genetics and evolution.  See my lab webpage for more detailed information: 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Biology · 2008 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Interim Vice Provost of Academic Affairs · 2023 - Present Duke University
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society · 2017 - Present Duke Science & Society, Initiatives
Bass Fellow · 2016 - Present Biology, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

The University of Chicago · 1996 Ph.D.
College of William and Mary · 1992 B.S.