John M. Mercer, Professor of the Practice and Physics  

John M. Mercer

Office Location: 239 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7354
Email Address:


Ph.D., Yale University, 1981

Teaching (Spring 2020):

  • Biology 215.01, Mathematical biology Synopsis
    Bio sci 154, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Physics 364l.01l, Advanced experimental physics Synopsis
    Physics 005, Th 03:15 PM-06:40 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Mercer, JM; Roth, VL, The effects of Cenozoic global change on squirrel phylogeny., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 299 no. 5612 (March, 2003), pp. 1568-1572, American Association for the Advancement of Science [12595609], [doi]  [abs] [author's comments].
  2. Zeng, ZB; Liu, J; Stam, LF; Kao, CH; Mercer, JM; Laurie, CC, Genetic architecture of a morphological shape difference between two Drosophila species., Genetics, vol. 154 no. 1 (January, 2000), pp. 299-310  [abs].
  3. Louise Roth, V; Mercer, JM, Morphometrics in development and evolution, American Zoologist, vol. 40 no. 5 (December, 2000), pp. 801-810, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology [doi]  [abs].

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Young Wha Lee  
  • Daniel Kronauer  
  • Candace M. Davis