associate professor emeritus
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 1975
Histology; neurobiology, evolutionary genetics
Office: Life Science II 354A
Phone: (618) 453-1509
Recent publications have addressed
the relationship between mutational mechanisms and evolvability,
concentrating on the hypothesis that indirect natural selection
has shaped simple sequence repeats (microsatellite and minisatellite
DNA) into effective "evolutionary tuning knobs."
Dr. King also retains an interest
in neurobiology, especially the patterns of neural and genetic
organization which underlie behavioral evolution.
Professional Profile: http://www.siumed.edu/anatomy/KingCoS/index.htm
Curriculum resource (histology): http://www.siumed.edu/~dking2/index.htm