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

Willis, J. H. “The role of genes of large effect on inbreeding depression in Mimulus guttatus.” Evolution 53, no. 6 (December 1, 1999): 1678–91.

Schultz, S. T., M. Lynch, and J. H. Willis. “Spontaneous deleterious mutation in Arabidopsis thaliana..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96, no. 20 (September 1999): 11393–98. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.96.20.11393. Full Text

Lynch, M., J. Blanchard, D. Houle, T. Kibota, S. Schultz, L. Vassilieva, and J. Willis. “Perspective: Spontaneous deleterious mutation.” Evolution 53, no. 3 (June 1, 1999): 645–63.

Sweigart, A., K. Karoly, A. Jones, and J. H. Willis. “The distribution of individual inbreeding coefficients and pairwise relatedness in a population of Mimulus guttatus.” Heredity 83, no. 5 (January 1, 1999): 625–32. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.hdy.6886020. Full Text

Schultz, S. T., M. Lynch, and J. H. Willis. “The genomic mutation rate for fitness in Arabidopsis thaliana.” Procedings of the National Academy of Science, Usa 96 (1999): 11393–98.

Lynch, M., J. Blanchard, D. Houle, T. Kibota, S. Schultz, L. Vassilieva, and J. H. Willis. “Spontaneous deleterious mutation.” Evolution 53 (1999): 645–63.

Kelly, A. J., and J. H. Willis. “Polymorphic microsatellite loci in Mimulus guttatus and related species.” Molecular Ecology 7, no. 6 (January 1, 1998): 769–74. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-294x.1998.00328.x. Full Text

Willis, J. H. “Measures of phenotypic selection are biased by partial inbreeding.” Evolution 50, no. 4 (August 1, 1996): 1501–11.

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