W. Ford Doolittle Biochemist
W. Ford Doolittle’s research focuses on the evolution of genes and genomes, and is best known for proposing a “web of life” in place of a “tree of life” evolutionary model. His research group uses standard molecular genetics methods and computer algorithms to reconstruct evolutionary branches through gene sequencing.
HSERC Herzberg Medal, 2014.
Elected member of the U.S. NAS, 2002.
Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1991.
O. Zhaxybayeva and W. F. Doolittle, "Lateral gene transfer," Curr. Biol. vol. 21, no. 7, pp. R242-R246, April 2011.
M. W. Gray et al, "Irremediable complexity?," Science, vol. 330, no. 6006, pp. 920-921, Nov. 2010.
Advisor Integrated Microbial Biodiversity
Distinguished Fellow Integrated Microbial Biodiversity
Dalhousie UniversityDepartment of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
PhD (Biological Sciences) Stanford University
BA (Biochemical Sciences) Harvard College