Huntington F. Willard, Adjunct Professor  

Huntington F. Willard

Genome biology
Genome sciences and policy

Ph.D., Yale University, 1979
B.A., Harvard University, 1975

Office Location: 101 Science Dr, Room 2379, Ciemas Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 668-4477
Email Address:


Research Categories: Genome biology, human genetics and genomics, epigenetics

Research Description:

Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Altemose, N and Miga, KH and Maggioni, M and Willard, HF, Genomic characterization of large heterochromatic gaps in the human genome assembly., PLoS computational biology, vol. 10 (May, 2014), pp. e1003628 (Electronic-eCollection.) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Miga, KH and Newton, Y and Jain, M and Altemose, N and Willard, HF and Kent, WJ, Centromere reference models for human chromosomes X and Y satellite arrays., Genome research, vol. 24 (April, 2014), pp. 697--707 (Print-Electronic.) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Hayden, KE and Strome, ED and Merrett, SL and Lee, HR and Rudd, MK and Willard, HF, Sequences associated with centromere competency in the human genome., Mol Cell Biol, vol. 33 (February, 2013), pp. 763--772 [23230266], [doi]  [abs].
  4. Ginsburg, G and Willard, H, Genomic and Personalized Medicine, Genomic and Personalized Medicine, vol. 1-2 (2013)  [abs].
  5. Reddy, TE and Gertz, J and Pauli, F and Kucera, KS and Varley, KE and Newberry, KM and Marinov, GK and Mortazavi, A and Williams, BA and Song, L and Crawford, GE and Wold, B and Willard, HF and Myers, RM, Effects of sequence variation on differential allelic transcription factor occupancy and gene expression., Genome Res, vol. 22 (May, 2012), pp. 860--869 [22300769], [doi]  [abs].
  6. Wheeler, BS and Ruderman, BT and Willard, HF and Scott, KC, Uncoupling of genomic and epigenetic signals in the maintenance and inheritance of heterochromatin domains in fission yeast., Genetics, vol. 190 (February, 2012), pp. 549--557 [22143918], [doi]  [abs].
  7. Hayden, KE and Willard, HF, Composition and organization of active centromere sequences in complex genomes., BMC Genomics, vol. 13 (2012), pp. 324 [22817545], [doi]  [abs].
  8. Wang, Z and Willard, HF, Evidence for sequence biases associated with patterns of histone methylation., BMC Genomics, vol. 13 (2012), pp. 367 [22857523], [doi]  [abs].
  9. Kucera, KS and Reddy, TE and Pauli, F and Gertz, J and Logan, JE and Myers, RM and Willard, HF, Allele-specific distribution of RNA polymerase II on female X chromosomes., Hum Mol Genet, vol. 20 (October, 2011), pp. 3964--3973 [21791549], [doi]  [abs].
  10. MG Schueler, AW Higgins, MK Rudd, K Gustashaw, HF Willard, Genomic and genetic definition of a functional human centromere., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 294 no. 5540 (October, 2001), pp. 109-15 [doi]  [abs].
  11. L Carrel, AA Cottle, KC Goglin, HF Willard, A first-generation X-inactivation profile of the human X chromosome., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 96 no. 25 (December, 1999), pp. 14440-4  [abs].
  12. Horvath, JE and Sheedy, CB and Merrett, SL and Diallo, AB and Swofford, DL and NISC Comparative Sequencing Program and Green, ED and Willard, HF, Comparative analysis of the primate X-inactivation center region and reconstruction of the ancestral primate XIST locus., Genome Res, vol. 21 (June, 2011), pp. 850--862 [21518738], [doi]  [abs].
  13. Rudd, MK and Wray, GA and Willard, HF, The evolutionary dynamics of alpha-satellite., Genome Res, vol. 16 (January, 2006), pp. 88--96 [16344556], [doi]  [abs].
  14. Willard, HF, ASHG Awards and Addresses. 2009 William Allan Award address: Life in the sandbox: unfinished business., The American Journal of Human Genetics, vol. 86 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 318-327 [20529654], [doi] .
  15. Carrel, L and Willard, HF, X-inactivation profile reveals extensive variability in X-linked gene expression in females, Nature, vol. 434 (2005), pp. 400--404 [doi]  [abs].