Benjamin H. Krinsky

Research Interests:

 

I have broad interests in evolutionary genetics and genomics.  I am currently studying the evolutionary consequences of recently duplicated regulatory proteins.  More specifically, I am using a comparative approach to investigate the molecular functions of specific orthologues and paralogues within members of the fruit fly genus Drosophila.


Education:

B.S., Biology, Yale University, 2005

M.S., Evolutionary Biology, The University of Chicago, 2009

 

Current Affiliation:

The Committee on Evolutionary Biology

The University of Chicago

 

Contact Information:

1101 E. 57th St.

Chicago IL, 60637

Phone: 773-834-0939

Email: krinsky AT uchicago DOT edu

 

Publications:

Zhang Y.E., Vibranovski M.D., Krinsky B.H. and Long M. (2010). Age-dependent chromosomal distribution of male-biased genes in Drosophila. Genome Research 20: 1526-1533.

 

Zhang Y.E., Vibranovski M.D., Krinsky B.H. and Long M. (2011) A cautionary note for the retrocopy identification: DNA-based duplication of intron-containing genes significantly contributes to the origination of single exon genes.
Bioinformatics 27(13): 1749-1753.

 

Chen S., Yang H.W.,  Krinsky B.H., Zhang A. and Long M. (2011) Roles of young serine-endopeptidase genes in survival and reproduction revealed rapid evolution of phenotypic effects at adult stages. Fly (Austin) 5(4): 1-7.

 

Chen S., Ni, X., Krinsky, B.H. et al. (2012). Reshaping of global gene expression networks and sex-biased gene expression by integration of a young gene. The EMBO Journal 31: 2798-2809.

 

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