Evolutionary medicine and complex adaptive systems - Fred Nijhout
Professor of Biology,
Department of Biology,
Homeostatic mechanisms enable the persistence and accumulation of deleterious genes
Dr. Fred Nijhout from Duke University is broadly interested in developmental physiology and in the interactions between development and evolution. He has several lines of research ongoing in his laboratory that on the surface may look independent from one another, but all share a conceptual interest in understanding how complex traits arise through, and are affected by, the interaction of genetic and environmental factors.