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

Durrett, R, and Limic, V. "A surprising poisson process arising from a species competition model." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 102.2 (2002): 301-309. Full Text

Durrett, R, Kesten, H, and Limic, V. "Once edge-reinforced random walk on a tree." Probability Theory and Related Fields 122.4 (2002): 567-592. Full Text

Calabrese, PP, Durrett, RT, and Aquadro, CF. "Dynamics of microsatellite divergence under stepwise mutation and proportional slippage/point mutation models." Genetics 159.2 (October 2001): 839-852.

Arkendra, DE, Ferguson, M, Sindi, S, and Durrett, R. "The equilibrium distribution for a generalized Sankoff-Ferretti model accurately predicts chromosome size distributions in a wide variety of species." Journal of Applied Probability 38.2 (2001): 324-334. Full Text

Durrett, R, and Limic, V. "On the quantity and quality of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human genome." Stochastic Processes and their Applications 93.1 (2001): 1-24. Full Text

Sundell, NM, and Durrett, RT. "Exponential distance statistics to detect the effects of population subdivision." Theoretical Population Biology 60.2 (2001): 107-116. Full Text

Diaconis, P, and Durrett, R. "Chutes and Ladders in Markov Chains." Journal of Theoretical Probability 14.3 (2001): 899-926. Full Text

Kruglyak, S, Durrett, R, Schug, MD, and Aquadro, CF. "Distribution and abundance of microsatellites in the yeast genome can be explained by a balance between slippage events and point mutations." Molecular Biology and Evolution 17.8 (2000): 1210-1219.

Durrett, R, and Levin, S. "Lessons on pattern formation from planet WATOR." Journal of Theoretical Biology 205.2 (2000): 201-214. Full Text