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John Novembre
Assistant Professor

email:  jnovembre@uchicago.edu

homepage:  http://home.uchicago.edu/~jnovembre/

research interests:  Measuring dispersal in continuous habitats using multi-locus genetic data; The evolutionary history of advantageous alleles; The effect of mutational bias on synonymous-site evolution; Recombination-rate variation and haplotype blocks.


B.A., Biochemistry, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
Ph.D., Computational Biology/genomics, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Postdoctoral, Statistical and population genetics, University of Chicago


2006-2007National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics
2005Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Fellow
2001-2006Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellow
2001National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship (declined)

Selected Publications

  1. Excoffier, L, Novembre, J, Schneider, S. (2000) SIMCOAL: a general coalescent program for the simulation of molecular data in interconnected populations with arbitrary demography. Journal of Heredity 91:506-509.
  2. Novembre, J. (2002) Accounting for nucleotide composition when measuring codon usage bias. Molecular Biology and Evolution: 19:1390-1394.
  3. Herbeck, J, Novembre J. (2003) Codon usage patterns in cytochrome oxidase I across multiple insect orders. Journal of Molecular Evolution 56:691-701.
  4. Slatkin, M, Novembre J. (2003) Appendix to paper by Wall and Herbeck. Journal of Molecular Evolution 56:689-690.
  5. Anderson EC, Novembre J. (2003) Finding haplotype block boundaries using the minimum description length principle. American Journal of Human Genetics 73:336-354.
  6. Galvani, AP, Novembre, J. (2005) The evolutionary history of the CCR5-Delta32 HIV-resistance mutation. Microbes and Infection 7:302-309.
  7. Novembre, J, Galvani, AP, Slatkin, M. (2005) The geographic spread of the CCR5-Delta32 HIV-resistance mutation. PLOS Biology 3:e397