Walid Mawass

Masel Lab

Walid Mawass

Masel Lab

Education: 

  • Postdoc with Joanna Masel at the University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology (Evolutionary Genetics) with Emmanuel Milot at the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières
  • Masters in Cellular & Molecular Biology with Emmanuel Milot at the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières (fast-tracked to Ph.D.)
  • Masters in Integrative Biology at the University of François-Rabelais, Tours, France
  • License (BS equivalent) in Life Sciences at the Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

Research Interests: 

My interests are in the evolutionary genetics of complex traits and the interactions between selection and genetic variation. I am also interested in the evolutionary forces that shape heritable genetic variation. I have previously investigated the evolution of life history traits using pedigree-based quantitative genetics methods. Currently, I am working on population genetic modeling to study the mutation load problem and how high mutation rates can dominate the genetic dynamic of population persistence.

Publications: 

  • Mawass, W., Mayer, F. M., & Milot, E. (2022). Genotype‐by‐environment interactions modulate the rate of microevolution in reproductive timing in humans. Evolution.
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Office/Lab Location: LSS 304