A photograph of Karolis.

Karolis Ramanauskas
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
840 W. Taylor St. SEL 4093 M/C 067
Chicago, IL 60607
E-Mail: kraman2@uic.edu

I am a graduate student in the Igić lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I study mating system evolution in flowering plants.

More specifically, I am interested in the molecular evolution and genetic architecture of the S-ribonuclease-based mechanism of self-incompatibility found in many angiosperms. It is unclear whether this mechanism originated once and this homology is retained across eudicots, or if its components were re-recruited independently.

I have a long-standing interest in computer science and programming. I use these tools to encapsulate the how-to-knowledge; to create tools that can be used by biologists to simplify management of large data sets.