faculty

Harmit Malik

hsmalik@fhcrc.org

Fred Hutch, 

Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Microbiology, Infection & Immunity

Evolutionary and functional studies of genetic conflicts

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Building Room: A2-205 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-5204 Alt Phone: 206-667-4512 http://research.fhcrc.org/malik/en.html

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutch Building: Weintraub Room: A2-205 Box: A2-025 Phone: 206-667-4512 http://research.fhcrc.org/malik/en.html

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Winter
Permanent

Research Summary

My lab studies how eukaryotic genetics and epigenetics have been shaped by diverse genetic conflicts. Projects in the lab can be roughly classified into two types: extrinsic (between genomes) conflicts that shape genes involved in host-pathogen interactions, and intrinsic (within genome) conflicts that shape eukaryotic genomes. We use studies that combine insights from evolutionary biology together with molecular/ cellular biology, virology, and genetics. While our primary research organism is Drosophila, we study a variety of model and non-systems depending on the research question.