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Dan GraurDan Graur

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
1993: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Genetics and Human Variation, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
1997: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
2000. Distinguished Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France
2002: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama, Japan
2006: Distinguished Visiting Professor. ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich, Switzerland
2009. Visiting Professor Scholar, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
2010, 2018: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
2012: Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Life Achievements.
2013. Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
2015: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2019: Distinguished Alumnus, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas