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.


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



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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