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Assistant Professor, Biology Assistant Professor, Genetics

Research Interests

Keywords: population genetics, statistical inference, evolutionary genomics.

Lab Website

The Johri Lab is interested in how evolutionary processes like changes in population size, recombination rate, direct and indirect effects of selection and factors such as genome architecture shape patterns of genomic variation. Work in the lab involves employing computational and theoretical approaches or statistical method development or using an empirical approach to perform evolutionary inference and ask fundamental questions in population genetics. Here are some questions that we are interested in:

  • How much do adaptive vs. non-adaptive evolutionary processes contribute to genome-wide patterns of variation?
  • How does selection shape patterns of variation at nearby linked sites?
  • What does the distribution of fitness effects of new mutations look like across species? How can we infer its shape from population-genetic data?
  • What are the selective forces acting on other types of mutations like gene duplicates?

Mentor Training:

  • Faculty Mentoring Workshop for Biomedical Researchers

Training Program Affiliations:

  • Bioinformatics and Computational Biology


Parul Johri in UNC Genetics News

Parul Johri
  • Biology

  • Genetics

  • Phone Number

    (919) 843-7700 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    3157 Genome Sciences Building

    250 Bell Tower Drive

    Campus Box 3280

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599