Guy Drouin


Guy Drouin
Full Professor

Room: GNN 254
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6052
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Dr. Drouin is interested in the evolution of multi gene families, in particular the concerted evolution of 5S ribosomal RNA genes as well as the characteristics and effects of gene conversion between multi gene family members. Dr Drouin is also interested in using gene sequences to infer the evolutionary relationships of land plant species and to study how multi gene family members evolve.

Selected publications:
  • Carter, R., Drouin, G. The increase in the number of subunits in eukaryotic RNA polymerase III relative to RNA polymerase II is due to the permanent recruitment of general transcription factors. Mol. Biol. Evol. 27: 1035-1043, 2010
  • Carter, R., Drouin, G. Structural differentiation of the three eukaryotic RNA polymerases. Genomics 94: 388-396, 2009
  • Carter, R., Drouin, G. The evolutionary rates of eukaryotic RNA polymerases and of their transcription factors are affected by the level of concerted evolution of the genes they transcribe. Mol. Biol. Evol. 26: 2515-2520, 2009
  • Benovoy, D., Drouin, G. Ectopic gene conversions in the human genome. Genomics 93: 27-32, 2009
  • Bergeron, J., Drouin, G. The evolution of 5s ribosomal RNA genes linked to the rDNA units of fungal species. Curr. Genet. 54: 123-131, 2008

Fields of Interest

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Concerted evolution
  • Gene conversion
  • Phylogenetic analyses
  • Multi gene families
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