RNA, Origins & Complexity
The ROC group is interested in various aspects of the origin and evolution of Life as they pertain to RNA, Genetic Code, Biological and Social Complexity. Currently, we are interested in understanding the origin and distribution of Riboswitches; the origin and evolution of the genetic code. We are also interested in using evolutionary game theory to understand the consequences of evolving individual choices on collective dynamics in scenarios of social conflict. We use computational modeling and bioinformatics tools to get insights into these topics.