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Antonis Rokas

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative


Antonis Rokas’ research focuses on the study of the DNA record to gain insight into the patterns and processes of evolution. Through a combination of computational and experimental approaches, my laboratory’s efforts aim to understand the molecular foundations of the fungal lifestyle, the reconstruction of the tree of life, and the evolution of human pregnancy.