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., The 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. Coughlan, JM; Brown, MW; Willis, JH, The genetic architecture and evolution of life-history divergence among perennials in the Mimulus guttatus species complex., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 288 no. 1948 (April, 2021), pp. 20210077 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Leinonen, PH; Salmela, MJ; Greenham, K; McClung, CR; Willis, JH, Populations Are Differentiated in Biological Rhythms without Explicit Elevational Clines in the Plant Mimulus laciniatus., Journal of Biological Rhythms, vol. 35 no. 5 (October, 2020), pp. 452-464 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Coughlan, JM; Wilson Brown, M; Willis, JH, Patterns of Hybrid Seed Inviability in the Mimulus guttatus sp. Complex Reveal a Potential Role of Parental Conflict in Reproductive Isolation., Current Biology : Cb, vol. 30 no. 1 (January, 2020), pp. 83-93.e5 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Flores-Vergara, MA; Oneal, E; Costa, M; Villarino, G; Roberts, C; De Luis Balaguer, MA; Coimbra, S; Willis, J; Franks, RG, Developmental Analysis of Mimulus Seed Transcriptomes Reveals Functional Gene Expression Clusters and Four Imprinted, Endosperm-Expressed Genes., Frontiers in Plant Science, vol. 11 (January, 2020), pp. 132 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Lowry, DB; Sobel, JM; Angert, AL; Ashman, TL; Baker, RL; Blackman, BK; Brandvain, Y; Byers, KJRP; Cooley, AM; Coughlan, JM; Dudash, MR; Fenster, CB; Ferris, KG; Fishman, L; Friedman, J; Grossenbacher, DL; Holeski, LM; Ivey, CT; Kay, KM; Koelling, VA; Kooyers, NJ; Murren, CJ; Muir, CD; Nelson, TC; Peterson, ML; Puzey, JR; Rotter, MC; Seemann, JR; Sexton, JP; Sheth, SN; Streisfeld, MA; Sweigart, AL; Twyford, AD; Vallejo-MarĂ­n, M; Willis, JH; Wright, KM; Wu, CA; Yuan, YW, The case for the continued use of the genus name Mimulus for all monkeyflowers, Taxon, vol. 68 no. 4 (August, 2019), pp. 617-623 [doi] .