My research interests are focused on understanding how novel protein functions (e.g., resistance to toxins) evolve. I design my studies to investigate broad-scale patterns of evolution as well as mechanisms of adaptation at different hierarchical levels of biological organization. Consequently my work covers genomic evolution (in silico), molecular function (in vitro), and whole organism physiology (in vivo).
I am applying this interdisciplinary approach to elucidating the evolution of cardiotonic steroid resistance in vertebrates.
Dr. Shabnam (Shab) Mohammadi
MPI Postdoctoral Scholar
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology
Predators of Toxic Prey group
Institut für Zell- und Systembiologie der Tiere
Molecular Evolutionary Biology group
Martin-Luther-King Pl. 3
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