George E Fox

Bioinformatics, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology

PhD, Syracuse University

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Awards and achievements (3)

  • Jul 2014
    Elected Fellow International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life
  • Jan 1995
    Elected Fellow American Association Advancement of Science
  • Jan 1994
    Elected Fellow American Academy of Microbiology


The primary focus of the Fox lab is understanding the origins and evolution of the ribosome. In conjunction with this, we are interested in RNA structure and are using 5S rRNA as a model system to understand the constraints on RNA evolution. From a practical perspective 5S rRNA is used as a carrier for the synthesis of RNAs of interest. The Fox group is also exploring how bacteria can adapt to space flight conditions, especially from a planetary protection perspective.

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