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

Ward, R, and Durrett, R. "Subfunctionalization: How often does it occur? How long does it take?." Theoretical Population Biology 66.2 (2004): 93-100. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Schweinsberg, J. "Approximating selective sweeps." Theoretical Population Biology 66.2 (2004): 129-138. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Shuffling Chromosomes." Journal of Theoretical Probability 16.3 (2003): 725-750. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Limic, V. "Rigorous results for the NK model." Annals of Probability 31.4 (2003): 1713-1753. Full Text

Calabrese, P, and Durrett, R. "Dinucleotide repeats in the drosophila and human genomes have complex, length-dependent mutation processes." Molecular Biology and Evolution 20.5 (2003): 715-725. Full Text

Balding, DJ, Carothers, AD, Marchini, JL, Cardon, LR, Vetta, A, Griffiths, B, Weir, BS, Hill, WG, Goldstein, D, Strimmer, K, Myers, S, Beaumont, MA, Glasbey, CA, Mayer, CD, Richardson, S, Marshall, C, Durrett, R, Nielsen, R, Visscher, PM, Knott, SA, Haley, CS, Ball, RD, Hackett, CA, Holmes, S, Husmeier, D, Jansen, RC, Braak, CJFT, Maliepaard, CA, Boer, MP, Joyce, P, Li, N, Stephens, M, Marcoulides, GA, Drezner, Z, Mardia, K, McVean, G, Meng, X-L, Ochs, MF, Pagel, M, Sha, N, and Vannucci, M et al. "Discussion on the meeting on 'statistical modelling and analysis of genetic data'." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series B: Statistical Methodology 64.4 (2002): 737-775. Full Text

York, TL, Durrett, R, and Nielsen, R. "Bayesian estimation of the number of inversions in the history of two chromosomes." Journal of Computational Biology 9.6 (2002): 805-818. Full Text

Durrett, R. "Mutual invadability implies coexistence in spatial models." Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society 740 (2002).

Durrett, RT, Chen, K-Y, and Tanksley, SD. "A simple formula useful for positional cloning." Genetics 160.1 (2002): 353-355.