Richard Timothy Durrett

Richard Timothy Durrett
  • James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics
  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Director of Graduate Studies of Mathematics
External address: 105 Physics Building, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Internal office address: Dept of Math, Box 90320, Durham, NC 27708-0320
Phone: (919) 660-6970

Research Areas and Keywords

Biological Modeling
population genetics, selective sweeps, stepping stone models, interacting particle systems, contact processes, spatial ecological models, cancer modeling, tumor heterogeneity
probability, stochastic processes, random graphs, dynamics on networks, dynamics of networks
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Stanford University 1976

Berestycki, N, and Durrett, R. "Limiting behavior for the distance of a random walk." Electronic Journal of Probability 13 (2008): 374-395.

Huerta-Sanchez, E, Durrett, R, and Bustamante, CD. "Population genetics of polymorphism and divergence under fluctuating selection." Genetics 178.1 (2008): 325-337. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Lanchier, N. "Coexistence in host-pathogen systems." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 118.6 (2008): 1004-1021. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Restrepo, M. "One-dimensional stepping stone models, sardine genetics and Brownian local time." Annals of Applied Probability 18.1 (2008): 334-358. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Jung, P. "Two phase transitions for the contact process on small worlds." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 117.12 (2007): 1910-1927. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Schmidt, D. "Waiting for regulatory sequences to appear." Annals of Applied Probability 17.1 (2007): 1-32. Full Text

York, TL, Durrett, R, and Nielsen, R. "Dependence of paracentric inversion rate on tract length." BMC Bioinformatics 8 (2007). Full Text

Sainudiin, R, Clark, AG, and Durrett, RT. "Simple models of genomic variation in human SNP density." BMC Genomics 8 (2007). Full Text

Durrett, R, and Zähle, I. "On the width of hybrid zones." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 117.12 (2007): 1751-1763. Full Text