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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Bob Friedman

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-0655
Office: EWS, Room 601
Resources: Department of Biological Sciences
Bob Friedman


  • Molecular Evolutionary Genetics
  • Insect Biology
  • BioInformatics


B Feng, Y Lin, L Zhou, Y Guo, R Friedman, R Xia, F Hu, C Liu, J Tang. 2017. Reconstructing Yeasts Phylogenies and Ancestors from Whole Genome Data. Scientific Reports 7: 15209.

Gabriel MW, Matsui GY, Friedman R, Lovell CR. 2014. Optimization of Multilocus Sequence Analysis for Identification of Species in the Genus Vibrio. Appl Environ Microbiol 80: 5359-65.

Friedman R, Ely B. 2012. Codon usage methods for horizontal gene transfer detection generate an
abundance of false positive and false negative results. Current Microbiology 65: 639-42.

Luo H, Arndt W, Zhang Y, Shi G, Alekseyev MA, Tang J, Hughes AL, Friedman R. 2012.
Phylogenetic Analysis of Genome Rearrangements among Five Mammalian Orders. Mol Phylogenet
Evol 65: 871-82.

Friedman R. 2011. Genomic organization of the glutathione S-transferase family in insects. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 924-32.

Hughes AL, Friedman R. 2011. A survey of schistosome protein domain types: insights into unique biological properties. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 100-5.

Hughes AL, Friedman R. “Myths and Realities of Gene Duplication.” Evolution After Gene
Duplication. Eds. K. Dittmar and D. Liberles. Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 77-103.