学术活动

10月21日水生所创新系列讲座预告(2014-09)

  报告专家:Dr. Rebecca A. Zufall University of Houston

  报告题目:Mutation, migration, and sex: evolutionary genetics in Tetrahymena thermophila

  时间:2014年10月21日 星期二 上午10:00

  地点:重点实验室楼8楼学术报告厅

  专家简介:

  Appointments and Education

  2013-presentAssociate Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX

  2006-2013Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston TX

  2003-2005Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Advisor: Laura Katz

  2003Ph.D., Department of Biology and Program in Genetics, Duke University, Durham, NC, Advisor: Mark Rausher

  1996B.S., Biology, concentration Genetics and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Advisor: Sara Via

  Grants and Fellowships

  2013-2018Mutation accumulation in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, NIH-NIGMS, role: PI (co-I's: R. Azevedo and R. Cartwright), $1,442,528.

  2010-2013Sex ratio evolution in the model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, role: PI, $74,520.

  2006-2007Cis-acting signals and genome-wide effects of extensive genome processing in diverse ciliates, National Science Foundation, role: PI, $50,000

  Publications (select)

  Phadke, S. S., T. Paix?o, T. Pham*, S. Pham*, and R. A. Zufall. 2014. Genetic background alters dominance relationships between mat alleles in Tetrahymena thermophila. Journal of Heredity 105: 130-135.

  Long, H., T. Paix?o, R. B. R. Azevedo, and R. A. Zufall. 2013. Accumulation of spontaneous mutations in the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. Genetics. 195: 527-540. (Featured in "Issue Highlights" and journal cover.)

  Zufall, R. A., K. L. Dimond, and F. P. Doerder. 2013. Restricted distribution and limited gene flow in the model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila. Molecular Ecology 22: 1081-1091. (Featured in "Perspectives.")

  Zufall, R. A., M. Sturm* and B. C. Mahon. 2012. Evolution of germline-limited sequences in two populations of the ciliate Chilodonella uncinata. Journal of Molecular Evolution 74:140-146.

  Paix?o, T., S. S. Phadke, R. B. R. Azevedo, and R. A. Zufall. 2011. Sex ratio evolution under probabilistic sex determination. Evolution 65: 2050-2060.

  Zufall, R. A., C. L. McGrath*, S. V. Muse, and L. A. Katz. 2006. Genome architecture drives protein evolution in ciliates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23:1681-1687.

  Zufall, R. A. and M. D. Rausher. 2004. Genetic changes associated with floral adaptation restrict future evolutionary potential. Nature 428: 847-850.

  Professional Service

  Associate Editor, Genome Biology and Evolution, 2014-2017

  Steering Committee, Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity in Ciliates, 2011-present

  Nominating Committee, International Society of Protistologists, 2008-2009, 2010-2011