Iman Hamid

PhD student
Duke University


I am interested in identifying the genetic basis of naturally-occurring lethal mutations and the evolutionary forces which allow them to persist at relatively high observed frequencies. I am also interested in understanding the evolutionary constraints on the three-dimensional organization of the genome. Outside of research, I enjoy informal education and scientific outreach and can often be found volunteering at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and at local events which engage the public with science.


Bird, D. J., W. J. Murphy, L. Fox-Rosales, I. Hamid, R. A. Eagle, and B. Van Valkenburgh. 2018. Olfaction written in bone: cribriform plate size parallels olfactory receptor gene repertoires in Mammalia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 285(1874): 20180100. doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0100