John H. Willis, Professor  

John H. Willis

We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Education:
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991

Office Location: 3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7340
Email Address: jwillis@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/willislab

Specialties:
Evolution
Ecology and Population Biology
Genetics
Genomics

Research Categories: Evolutionary genetics in natural plant populations

Research Description: We conduct research on broad issues in evolutionary genetics, and we are currently addressing questions relating to the evolution of adaptation, reproductive isolation, breeding systems, inbreeding depression, and floral traits in natural plant populations. Please see our lab web page for more information.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Fierst, JL; Murdock, DA; Thanthiriwatte, C; Willis, JH; Phillips, PC, Metagenome-Assembled Draft Genome Sequence of a Novel Microbial Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strain Isolated from Caenorhabditis remanei Tissue , Genome Announcements, vol. 5 no. 7 (February, 2017), pp. e01646-16-e01646-16 [doi] .
  2. Ferris, KG; Barnett, LL; Blackman, BK; Willis, JH, The genetic architecture of local adaptation and reproductive isolation in sympatry within the Mimulus guttatus species complex., Molecular Ecology, vol. 26 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 208-224 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Puzey, JR; Willis, JH; Kelly, JK, Population structure and local selection yield high genomic variation in Mimulus guttatus., Molecular Ecology, vol. 26 no. 2 (January, 2017), pp. 519-535 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Lee, YW; Fishman, L; Kelly, JK; Willis, JH, A Segregating Inversion Generates Fitness Variation in Yellow Monkeyflower (Mimulus guttatus)., Genetics, vol. 202 no. 4 (April, 2016), pp. 1473-1484 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Fierst, JL; Willis, JH; Thomas, CG; Wang, W; Reynolds, RM; Ahearne, TE; Cutter, AD; Phillips, PC, Correction: Reproductive Mode and the Evolution of Genome Size and Structure in Caenorhabditis Nematodes, PLoS genetics, vol. 11 no. 9 (September, 2015), pp. e1005497-e1005497 [doi] .