Experts

Joshua Plotkin

Professor of Biology, Mathematics and Computer and Information Science.
School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Joshua Plotkin uses mathematics and computation to study questions in evolutionary biology and ecology, primarily concerning how populations adapt. His interests include the evolution of robustness and adaptability, the evolutionary ecology of viral populations, the nature of genetic drift, the dynamics of protein translation, and the evolution of social norms. His research has used a mathematical lens to examine how mutations arise in the influenza virus, with implications for how vaccine strains should be selected.

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