Martin Kreitman

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Professor Martin Kreitman
Born Martin Edward Kreitman
Alma mater Harvard University (PhD)
University of Florida
Stony Brook University (undergraduate)
Known for McDonald–Kreitman test
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program (1991)
Website pondside.uchicago.edu/ecol-evol/people/kreitman.html
Scientific career
Institutions University of Chicago
Harvard University
Stony Brook University
University of Florida
Thesis Nucleotide Sequence Variation of Alcohol dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster (1983)
Doctoral advisor Richard Lewontin[1][2]
Doctoral students Hiroshi Akashi[3]
Eli Stahl[3]
Peter Andolfatto
Casey Bergman[4]
Andrew Crawford
Bin He
Mark Allen Jensen
Fengli Liu
Susan Lott
Stephanie Rollmann

Professor Martin Edward Kreitman is an American geneticist at the University of Chicago,[5][6][7] most well known for the McDonald–Kreitman test that is used to infer the amount of adaptive evolution in population genetic studies.

Education[edit]

Kreitman graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Science degree Biology in 1975, and from the University of Florida with a Master of Science degree in Zoology, in 1977. He went on to study at Harvard University, graduating with a Ph.D. in Population Genetics, specifically Nucleotide Sequence Variation of Alcohol dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster[8] in 1983.[9]

Research[edit]

The Kreitman lab does research in four main areas:[10][11][12][13]

"Functional evolution of cis-regulatory sequences (Drosophila)"[14]

"Molecular population genetics and evolution (Drosophila and Arabidopsis)"[14]

"Canalization in development and evolution (Drosophila)"[14]

"Evolutionary dynamics of disease resistance and pathogenicity (Arabidopsis)"[14]

Awards and honors[edit]

Recent Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "On the 30th Anniversary of DNA Sequencing in Population Genetics | I wish you'd made me angry earlier". Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. 
  2. ^ Keith, T. P.; Riley, M. A.; Kreitman, M.; Lewontin, R. C.; Curtis, D.; Chambers, G. (1987). "Sequence of the structural gene for xanthine dehydrogenase (rosy locus) in Drosophila melanogaster". Genetics. 116 (1): 67–73. PMC 1203122Freely accessible. PMID 3036646. 
  3. ^ a b "Alumni | Ecology & Evolution | University of Chicago". Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. 
  4. ^ Bergman, Casey M. (2001). Evolutionary analyses of transcriptional control sequences in Drosophila (PhD thesis). University of Chicago. 
  5. ^ http://pondside.uchicago.edu/ecol-evol/people/kreitman.html
  6. ^ http://arrafunding.uchicago.edu/investigators/kreitman_m.shtml
  7. ^ Martin Kreitman's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Kreitman, Martin Edward (1983). Nucleotide Sequence Variation of Alcohol dehydrogenase in Drosophila melanogaster (PhD thesis). Harvard University. 
  9. ^ http://molbio.bsd.uchicago.edu/Faculty_and_Research/01_Faculty_Alphabetically.php?faculty_id=88
  10. ^ Kreitman, M. (1983). "Nucleotide polymorphism at the alcohol dehydrogenase locus of Drosophila melanogaster". Nature. 304 (5925): 412–417. PMID 6410283. doi:10.1038/304412a0. 
  11. ^ McDonald, J. H.; Kreitman, Martin (1991). "Adaptive protein evolution at the Adh locus in Drosophila". Nature. 351 (6328): 652–654. PMID 1904993. doi:10.1038/351652a0. 
  12. ^ Hudson, R. R.; Kreitman, M.; Aguadé, M. (1987). "A test of neutral molecular evolution based on nucleotide data". Genetics. 116 (1): 153–159. PMC 1203113Freely accessible. PMID 3110004. 
  13. ^ Kreitman, Martin (2000). "Methods to detect selection In populations with applications to the human". Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics. 1: 539–559. PMID 11701640. doi:10.1146/annurev.genom.1.1.539. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Faculty | Ecology & Evolution | University of Chicago". Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. 
  15. ^ http://f1000biology.com/about/members/8008
  16. ^ http://www.igsb.org/news/martin-kreitman-named-fellow-of-the-american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences/

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