Maryellen Ruvolo -Email
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3576
FAX: (617) 496-8041
Prospective students interested in these research areas should contact Prof. Ruvolo directly by email. Students interested in two new directions in our lab - the evolution of genetic pathways and the evolution of genes related to cancer - are also encouraged to apply. Admitted students tend to have strong backgrounds in mathematics, statistics, and computational biology and in the life sciences generally. Graduate students in the Ruvolo lab will be expected to take courses in population genetics and in bioinformatics in addition to the usual HEB graduate courses.
Recent presentations of our research at the American Society for Human Genetics 60th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. in November 2010:
Humans and other primates show varying selection pressures on Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9), a gene responsible for placental invasion.
A. Lobell, M. Ruvolo Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Epistatic Interactions Among Genes for Athleticism.
E. McRae1, J. R. Ruiz2, F. Gómez-Gallego3, C. Santiago3, A. Buxens4, A. Lucia3, M. Ruvolo1,5 .
* Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; * Dept. of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; * Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; * Progenika Biopharma, Zamudio, Spain; * Dept. of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. More…