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Assistant Professor
Office: Hutchison 326B
Phone: (585) 275-8392
Email: jennifer.brisson@rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • 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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Professor Thomas H. Eickbush
Professor
Office: Hutchison 334A
Phone: (585) 275-7247
Email: thomas.eickbush@rochester.edu
  • Molecular biology and evolution
  • Integration of retrotransposable elements
  • Origin and evolution of mobile elements
  • Regulation of mRNA genes
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James Fry
Associate Professor
Office: Hutchison 318
Phone: (585) 275-7835
Email: james.fry@rochester.edu
  • Genetics of ecological adaptation in Drosophila
  • Evolutionary effects of deleterious mutations
  • Quantitative-genetic theory and methodology
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Daniel Garrigan
Assistant Professor
Office: Hutchison 319
Phone: (585) 276-4816
Email: daniel.garrigan@rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • Computational biology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Genomics
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John Jaenike
Professor; Chair
Office: Hutchison 484
Phone: (585) 275-0009
Email: john.jaenike@rochester.edu
  • 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
Associate Professor
Office: Hutchison 344
Phone: (585) 273-2482
Email: dlamber2@ur.rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • 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
Assistant Professor
Office: Hutchison 343
Phone: (585) 273-1693
Email: alarracu@bio.rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • 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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Associate Research Professor Robert L. Minckley
Senior Lecturer/Adjunct Assistant Professor
Office: Hutchison 446
Phone: (585) 275-0272
Email: rminckle@mail.rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • Ecology and evolution of host breadth in bees
  • Community structure of desert bees
  • Conservation biology of pollinators
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Allen Orr
University Professor/Shirley Cox Kearns Professor
Office: Hutchison 342
Phone: (585) 275-3838
Email: allen.orr@rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • Genetics of speciation in Drosophila
  • Genetics and theory of adaptation
  • Population genetics
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Daven C. Presgraves
Professor
Office: Hutchison 478
Phone: (585) 275-8946
Email: daven.presgraves@rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Speciation genetics
  • Molecular population genetics
  • Selfish gene complexes
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Christian Rabeling
Assistant Professor
Office: Hutchison 486
Phone: (585) 276-7226
Email: christian.rabeling@rochester.edu
  • 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
Nathaniel & Helen Wisch Professor of Biology
Office: Hutchison 306
Phone: (585) 275-3694
Email: jack.werren@rochester.edu
Lab Website
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Microbial-host interactions with emphasis on Wolbachia in arthropods, genetics of speciation and evolution of development
  • Genetics, genomics and evolution of Parasitoids (e.g. Nasonia and relatives)
  • The role of "selfish" or "parasitic" DNA in evolution
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