John H. Willis

Professor of Biology

Office: 
3314 French Science Center, Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Department Of Biology, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 660-7340
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

Sweigart, AL, Martin, NH, and Willis, JH. "Patterns of nucleotide variation and reproductive isolation between a Mimulus allotetraploid and its progenitor species." Molecular Ecology 17, no. 8 (2008): 2089-2100. Full Text

Mitchell-Olds, T, Willis, JH, and Goldstein, DB. "Which evolutionary processes influence natural genetic variation for phenotypic traits?." Nature Reviews. Genetics 8, no. 11 (November 2007): 845-856. (Review) Full Text

Rieseberg, LH, and Willis, JH. "Plant speciation." Science (New York, N.Y.) 317, no. 5840 (August 2007): 910-914. (Review) Full Text

Mitchell Olds, T, Willis, JH, and Goldstein, D. "What evolutionary processes influence natural genetic variation for phenotypic traits?." Nature Reviews Genetics 8 (2007): 845-856. (Academic Article)

Martin, NH, and Willis, JH. "Ecological divergence associated with mating system causes nearly complete reproductive isolation between sympatric Mimulus species." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 61, no. 1 (January 2007): 68-82. Full Text

Sweigart, AL, Mason, AR, and Willis, JH. "Natural variation for a hybrid incompatibility between two species of Mimulus." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 61, no. 1 (January 2007): 141-151. Full Text

Hall, MC, and Willis, JH. "Divergent selection on flowering time contributes to local adaptation in Mimulus guttatus populations." Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 60, no. 12 (December 2006): 2466-2477. Full Text

Aagaard, JE, Willis, JH, and Phillips, PC. "Relaxed selection among duplicate floral regulatory genes in Lamiales." Journal of Molecular Evolution 63, no. 4 (October 4, 2006): 493-503. Full Text

Sweigart, AL, Fishman, L, and Willis, JH. "A simple genetic incompatibility causes hybrid male sterility in mimulus." Genetics 172, no. 4 (April 2006): 2465-2479. Full Text

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