Professor Weinreich uses complementary theoretical and experimental methods to study how genetic novelty fuels evolution by natural selection. Current work in the group focuses on:

  • the causes and consequences of mutational interactions in the bacterial drug resistance gene TEM-1 ß-lactamase
  • the evolution of mutational robustness
  • evolution in changing environments
  • the influence of drug resistance evolution on virulence in cancer and infectious microbes
  • the evolution of ß-lactamases from penicillin-binding proteins
  • the influence of population size on mutation rate evolution
  • spatial models of drug resistance evolution in cancer and malaria

Office: 300 Walter Hall (401)/863-3937
Lab: 528 BioMed Center (401)/863-2749

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 - 3 during Fall term and by appointment