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, A. L., and J. H. Willis. “Patterns of nucleotide diversity are affected by mating system and asymmetric introgression in two species of Mimulus.” Evolution 57 (November 2003): 2490–2506.

Sweigart, Andrea L., and John H. Willis. “Patterns of nucleotide diversity in two species of Mimulus are affected by mating system and asymmetric introgression..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 57, no. 11 (November 2003): 2490–2506. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2003.tb01494.x. Full Text

Fishman, Lila, Alan J. Kelly, and John H. Willis. “Minor quantitative trait loci underlie floral traits associated with mating system divergence in Mimulus..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 56, no. 11 (November 2002): 2138–55. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2002.tb00139.x. Full Text

Kelly, J. K., and J. H. Willis. “A manipulative experiment to estimate biparental inbreeding in monkeyflowers.” International Journal of Plant Sciences 163, no. 4 (January 1, 2002): 575–79. https://doi.org/10.1086/340735. Full Text

Fishman, L., A. J. Kelly, and J. H. Willis. “Minor QTLs underlie floral characters associated with mating system divergence in Mimulus.” Evolution 56 (2002): 2138–55.

Fishman, L., A. J. Kelly, E. Morgan, and J. H. Willis. “A genetic map in the Mimulus guttatus species complex reveals transmission ratio distortion due to heterospecific interactions..” Genetics 159, no. 4 (December 2001): 1701–16.

Fishman, L., and J. H. Willis. “Evidence for Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibilites contributing to the sterility of hybrids between Mimulus guttatus and M. nasutus..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 55, no. 10 (October 2001): 1932–42. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0014-3820.2001.tb01311.x. Full Text

Kelly, J. K., and J. H. Willis. “Deleterious mutations and genetic variation for flower size in Mimulus guttatus..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 55, no. 5 (May 2001): 937–42. https://doi.org/10.1554/0014-3820(2001)055[0937:dmagvf]2.0.co;2. Full Text

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