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Bob Friedman

Title: Associate Professor
Research Concentration - Neurobiology
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-0655
Office: EWS, Room 601
Resources: My Frontiers profile page
Scopus profile page
AIMS Neuroscience special issue
Bob Friedman


Interests include biological informatics, immunogenetics, gene duplication, and models of DNA change. Currently working on computational projects that relate to neuroscience, such as ways to associate the location and function of a neuron with its cellular structure. This involves development of databases, data processing, statistical analysis, and synthesis of knowledge for cellular and higher levels of neural organization in animals.

Selected Publications

Friedman R. 2020. Measurements of neuronal morphological variation across the rat neocortex. Neuroscience Letters 734: 135077. Link

Friedman R. 2020. Tools to automate use of the database at NeuroMorpho.Org. Software Impacts 6: 100032. Link

Friedman R. 2019. Neuronal morphology and synapse count in the nematode worm. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 13: 74. Link

Feng B, Lin Y, Zhou L, Guo Y, Friedman R, Xia R, Hu R, Liu C, Tang J. 2017. Reconstructing Yeasts Phylogenies and Ancestors from Whole Genome Data. Scientific Reports 7: 15209.

Gabriel MW, Matsui GY, Friedman R, Lovell CR. 2014. Optimization of Multilocus Sequence Analysis for Identification of Species in the Genus Vibrio. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80: 5359-65.

Friedman R, Ely B. 2012. Codon usage methods for horizontal gene transfer detection generate an abundance of false positive and false negative results. Current Microbiology 65: 639-42.

Luo H, Arndt W, Zhang Y, Shi G, Alekseyev MA, Tang J, Hughes AL, Friedman R. 2012. Phylogenetic Analysis of Genome Rearrangements among Five Mammalian Orders. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 871-82.

Friedman R. 2011. Genomic organization of the glutathione S-transferase family in insects. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 924-32.

Hughes AL, Friedman R. 2010. “Myths and Realities of Gene Duplication.” Evolution After Gene Duplication. Eds. K. Dittmar and D. Liberles. Wiley-Blackwell, 77-103.

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