Danesh Moradigaravand | Senior Bioinformatician

Moradigaravand, Danesh

I am an evolutionary biologist and genomic data scientist, broadly interested in the epidemiology and population genomics of major pathogens, particularly in the context of the dissemination and emergence of antimicrobial resistance. Furthermore, I developed mathematical and simulation frameworks to elucidate complex evolutionary dynamics of microbial populations during adaptation and the impact of recombination on adaptation.


  • The evolution of natural competence: disentangling costs and benefits of sex in bacteria.

    Moradigaravand D and Engelstädter J

    The American naturalist 2013;182;4;E112-26

  • Recombination accelerates adaptation on a large-scale empirical fitness landscape in HIV-1.

    Moradigaravand D, Kouyos R, Hinkley T, Haddad M, Petropoulos CJ et al.

    PLoS genetics 2014;10;6;e1004439

  • The effect of bacterial recombination on adaptation on fitness landscapes with limited peak accessibility.

    Moradigaravand D and Engelstädter J

    PLoS computational biology 2012;8;10;e1002735

  • The impact of natural transformation on adaptation in spatially structured bacterial populations.

    Moradigaravand D and Engelstädter J

    BMC evolutionary biology 2014;14;141

Moradigaravand, Danesh