Alex Kondrashov

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Alex Kondrashov

Andrei R. Skovoroda Collegiate Professor
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Office Location(s): 1145 Kraus Natural Science Building
Phone: 734.615.0493
Fax: 734.763.0544
kondrash@umich.edu
Kondrashov Lab
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Research Professor in the Life Sciences Institute
  • About

    Academic background

    Diploma of Higher Education (MS), Zoology and Genetics, Moscow State University, USSR, 1978 Candidate of Biology (Ph.D.), Evolutionary Genetics, Pushchino Research Center of the Russia Academy of Science, Pushchino, USSR, 1984

    Research interests

    Using computing power to investigate some of the most difficult questions of evolutionary biology, such as how natural selection works at the level of individual proteins and amino acids, and why so many species rely on sexual reproduction. Using computers to compare large bodies of raw biological data from many species, Professor Kondrashov is able to see evolutionary differences through long stretches of biological history. Some of this work relates to human mutations and comparisons between our species and other mammals.

  • Education
    • Ph.D. Evolutionary Genetics, Pushchino Research Center of the Russia Academy of Science, Puschino, USSR
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Evolutionary processes