Department News

2010-06-30

PROFESSORS ROBERT WAYNE AND JOHN NOVEMBRE FEATURED IN U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT

U.S. News and World Report reported Monday on research led by Robert Wayne, UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, on the genetic origins of dogs. The study found that modern dogs are descendants of Middle Eastern wolves, not Asian or European wolves as previously thought. Wayne was quoted. Researchers John Novembre, UCLA assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and a member of UCLA's Interdepartmental Program in Bioinformatics, and John Pollinger, director of UCLA's Conservation Genetics Resource Center and associate director of the Center for Tropical Research, were cited.