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Dr. Anderson is interested in the processes that shape the structure of fungal populations including sexual and somatic recognition, reproduction, mutation and recombination. To investigate the impact of these natural processes in populations, his research uses the tools of molecular genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology. Current research includes the following:

o mating systems, population biology, and ecolutionary genetics of basidiomycete fungi
o experimental evolution of yeasts
o evolution of resistance to antifungal agents
o genetics of adaptation in fungi
o Population genomics of diversification and speciation