James A Shapiro
Research Summary / Selected Publications
My current research deals with understanding how cells regulate the natural genetic engineering systems that produce DNA rearrangements and formulating a new conceptual basis for genome evolution consistent with molecular genetics. I also collaborate with colleagues who study multicellular pattern formation in bacterial colonies.
Shapiro, J.A. 2011. Evolution: A View from the 21st Century. FTPress Science. Evolution: A View the 21st Century
Shapiro JA 2010. Mobile DNA and evolution in the 21st Century. Mobile DNA 1:4. Mobile DNA and evolution in the 21st Century.
Shapiro JA. 2009. Letting E. coli teach me about genome engineering. Genetics 183: 1205–1214. Letting E. coli teach me about genome engineering
Shapiro JA. 2009. Revisiting the central dogma in the 21st Century. Annal. NY Acad. Sci. 1178: 6-28. Revisiting the central dogma in the 21st Century.
Shapiro JA. 2007. Bacteria are small but not stupid: cognition, natural genetic engineering and socio-bacteriology. Stud. Hist. Phil. Biol. & Biomed. Sci. 38 (2007) 807–819. Bacteria are small but not stupid