Jennifer Brisson

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Jennifer Brisson

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 326B

585-275-8392

  • Evolution of morphology
  • Molecular basis of phenotypic plasticity
  • Evolution and development in the pea aphid
  • The role of epigenetics in polyphenism

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Thomas H. Eickbush

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Thomas H. Eickbush

Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 334A

585-275-7247

Molecular biology and evolution
  • integration of retrotransposable elements
  • origin and evolution of mobile elements
  • regulation of rRNA genes

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James D. Fry

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James D. Fry

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 318

585-275-7835

  • Genetics of ecological adaptation in Drosophila
  • Evolutionary effects of deleterious mutations
  • Quantitative-genetic theory and methodology

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Daniel Garrigan

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Daniel Garrigan

Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 319

585-276-4816

Evolutionary genetics
  • Population genetics and genomics
  • Computational Biology
  • Human origins and evolution

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John Jaenike

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John Jaenike

Professor and Chair

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 484

585-275-0009

  • Ecology and evolution of host-parasite interactions
  • Sex chromosome meiotic drive
  • Wolbachia as male killers and causes of reproductive isolation in Drosophila
  • Ecology of mycophagous Drosophila

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J. David Lambert

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J. David Lambert

Associate Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 344

585-273-2482

  • The evolution of developmental mechanisms
  • Early patterning in molluscs and related groups
  • Cytoskeletal basis of asymmetric cell divisions
  • Evolution of novel phenotypes

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Amanda Larracuente

Amanda Larracuente

Assistant Professor   (Arriving January 2015)

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 343

585-276-2183

  • Evolutionary genetics and genomics
  • Intragenomic conflict and the evolution of selfish DNA
  • Evolutionary and functional genomics of satellite DNA
  • Sex chromosome and dot chromosome evolution in Drosophila

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Robert L. Minckley

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Robert L. Minckley

Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Assistant Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 446

585-275-0272

  • Ecology and evolution of host breadth in bees
  • Community structure of desert bees
  • Conservation biology of pollinators

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H. Allen Orr

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H. Allen Orr

University Professor/Shirley Cox Kearns Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 342
585-275-3838

Evolutionary genetics
  • Genetics of speciation in Drosophila
  • Genetics and theory of adaptation
  • Population genetics

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Daven C. Presgraves

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Daven C. Presgraves

Professor

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 478

585-275-8946

Evolutionary genetics
  • Speciation genetics
  • Molecular population genetics
  • Selfish gene complexes

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Christian Rabeling

Assistant Professor   (Arriving July 2014)

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Office: TBD

Phone: TBD

  • Evolutionary biology, natural history, and taxonomy of ants
  • Evolution of social behavior, social parasitism, and reproductive strategies
  • Evolutionary ecology of host parasite-interactions
  • Speciation genetics/genomics
  • Island biogeography

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John H. Werren

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John H. Werren

Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology

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University of Rochester
Department of Biology

River Campus Box 270211
Rochester, New York 14627-0211

Hutchison 306

585-275-3694

Evolutionary genetics
  • Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development
  • Genetics, genomics and evolution of Nasonia
  • The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution

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