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Faculty Profile

Dan GraurDan Graur

John & Rebecca Moores Professor
Department of Biology and Biochemistry

Office: Science & Research 2, 352
Contact: dgraur@uh.edu - (713) 743-7236

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center

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Theoretical, statistical, and analytical topics within the broad area of molecular evolution, in particular, elucidation of the relative roles of mutation and drift versus purifying selection in determining the pattern of nucleotide substitution, the dynamic and static features of the compositional architecture of genomes, and the relative fractions of functional and nonfunctional fractions of eukaryotic genomes. Dr. Dan Graur is also interested in the manner in which scientific results are communicated to the public.

Honors and Awards:

1983: The International Underwriters and Brokers' Mention of Honor
1984: The Honeywell Futurist Award
1984: John P. McGovern Award
2002: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
2006: Distinguished Visiting Professor. Computational Biochemistry Research Group, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
2006: Distinguished Alumnus Speaker, The 10th Annual Human and Molecular Genetics Symposium, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston.
2011-2012: Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Life Achievements.
2015: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Associate Editor, Genome Biology and Evolution
Charter Member, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Texas Genetics Society
Member, Gulf Coast Consortium for Bioinformatics and the W. M. Keck Center for Computational and Structural Biology
Blog: http://judgestarling.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @dangraur