Morihiro NOTOHARAProfessor, Doctor of Science  
Email: noto TEL: +81528725820 FAX: +81528725820 Research Course: Mathematical and Material Science 

URL http://www.nsc.nagoyacu.ac.jp/~noto/  
Specialties  Mathematical Biology, Population Genetics  
Keywords  The structured coalescent, Stochastic processes, Population Genetics  
Current Research 
(1) Stochastic models: The coalescent is a stochastic model describing the genealogical relationship of sampled genes from populations with finite sizes. My recent study is concerned with the structured coalecent model including the geographical structure of population and migration. (2) Inference of parameters: Recent progress of DNA sequence technology enables us to make the detailed analysis of genetic polymorphism. My interest is to apply the coalescent theory to the inference of the time to the most recent common ancestor of sampled genes and the demographic history of population. 

Selected Papers 
An application of the central limit theorem to coalescence times
in the structured coalescent model with strong migration,
Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol.61, pp.695714 (2010).
The coalescence time of sampled genes in the structured coalescent model, Theoretical Population Biology, 70, pp.289299 (2006). The Structured Coalescent Process with Weak Migration, Journal of Applied Probability, Vol.38, pp.117 (2001). A Perturbation Method for the Structured Coalescent with Strong Migration, Journal of Applied Probability, Vol.37, pp.148167 (2000). The number of segregating sites in a sample of DNA sequences from a geographically structured population, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol.36, pp.188200 (1997). The strongmigration limit for the genealogical process in geographically structured populations, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol.31, pp.115122 (1993). The coalescent and the genealogical process in geographically structured population, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol.29, pp.5975 (1990). 