Robert                         Wayne

Robert Wayne


phone:  (310) 206-0334
office:  LS 4318

Recent Courses

E&S SCI M216 | EE BIOL M200A - Evolutionary Biology
EE BIOL 116 - Conservation Biology
EE BIOL 194B - Research Group or Internship Seminars: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

Research Interests:

Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, and sociobiology

Selected Publications

Freedman AH, Gronau I, Schweizer RM, Ortega-Del Vecchyo D, Han E, Silva PM, Galaverni M, Fan Z, Marx P, Lorente-Galdos B, Beale H, Ramirez O, Hormozdiari F, Alkan C, VilÓ C, Squire K, Geffen E, Kusak J, Boyko AR, Parker HG, Lee C, Tadigotla V, Siepel A, Bustamante CD, Harkins TT, Nelson SF, Ostrander EA, Marques-Bonet T, Wayne RK, and Novembre J., "Genome Sequencing Highlights the Dynamic Early History of Dogs", PLoS Genet, 10 (1): e1004016- (2014) .

Price SL, Powell S, Kronauer DJ, Tran LA, Pierce NE and Wayne RK, "Renewed diversification is associated with new ecological opportunity in the Neotropical turtle ants", J Evol Biol, 27 : 242-258 (2014) .

Pilot M, Greco C, vonHoldt BM, J?drzejewska B, Randi E, J?drzejewski W, Sidorovich VE, Ostrander EA and Wayne RK, "Genome-wide signatures of population bottlenecks and diversifying selection in European wolves", Heredity (Edinb), 112 : 428-442 (2014) .

Quan, AS; Pease, KM, Breinholt, JW, and Wayne, RK, "Origins of the invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in the Santa Monica Mountains", Aquatic Invasions, 9 : 211-219 (2014) .

Ramirez O, Olalde I, Berglund J, Lorente-Galdos B, Hernandez-Rodriguez J, Quilez J, Webster MT, Wayne RK, Lalueza-Fox C, Vila C, and Marques-Bonet T., "Analysis of structural diversity in wolf-like canids reveals post-domestication variants", BMC Genomics, 15 : 465- (2014) .

Zhang W, Fan Z, Han E, Hou R, Zhang L, Galaverni M, Huang J, Liu H, Silva P, Li P, Pollinger JP, Du L, Zhang X, Yue B, Wayne RK, Zhang Z, "Hypoxia adaptations in the grey wolf (Canis lupus chanco) from Qinghai-Tibet Plateau", PLoS Genet, 10 (7): e1004466- (2014) .

Riley SP, Serieys LE, Pollinger JP, Sikich JA, Dalbeck L, Wayne RK & Ernest HB, "Individual behaviors dominate the dynamics of an urban mountain lion population isolated by road", Curr Biol, 24 : 1989-1994 (2014) .

Pease KM and Wayne RK, "Divergent responses of exposed and naive Pacific tree frog tadpoles to invasive predatory crayfish", Oecologia, 174 : 241-252 (2014) .

Roy M, Kim N, Kim K, Chung WH, Achawanantakun R, Sun Y, and Wayne RK, "Analysis of the canine brain transcriptome with an emphasis on the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex", Mammalian Genome, 24 : 484-499 (2013) .

Rimbault, M; Beale, HC; Schoenebeck, JJ; Hoopes, BC; Allen, JJ; Kilroy-Glynn, P ; Wayne, RK; Sutter, NB; and Ostrander, EA, "Derived variants at six genes explain nearly half of size reduction in dog breeds", Genome Research, 23 : 1985-1995 (2013) .