Brandon S. Gaut

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 1992, Genetics

Phone: (949) 824-2564
Fax: (949) 824-2181

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697

picture of Brandon S. Gaut

population genetics, molecular evolution, genome evolution
URL The Gaut Lab
2013 President-Elect, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
2008 Professor of the Year, U.C. Irvine
2002 Outstanding Professor, U.C. Irvine (voted by the Senior Class)
2002 Biological Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
1995-1997 Sloan Foundation Young Investigator Fellowship
1992-1995 NIH postdoctoral fellow
Research in my laboratory focuses on evolutionary genetics of plant systems, with particular emphasis on molecular evolution, population genetics and comparative genomics. We have ongoing projects on the genetic effects of plant domestication and the evolution of transposable elements.
Publications Takuno S, Gaut BS. 2013. Gene-body methylation is conserved between plant
orthologs and is of evolutionary consequence. Proc Natl Acac Sci USA
  Matthew B. Hufford MB, Martinez-Meyer E, Gaut BS, Eguiarte LE, Tenaillon MI.
2012. Past and Present Distributions in Wild and Domesticated Zea mays: a
Chance to Revisit Maize History. Plos One
  Vonholdt BM, Takuno S, Gaut BS. 2012. Recent retrotransposon insertions are
methylated and phylogenetically clustered in japonica rice (Oryza sativa spp.
japonica). Mol Biol Evol.
  Tenaillon O, Rodríguez-Verdugo A., Gaut R.L., McDonald P., Bennett A.F., Long A.D., Gaut B.S, 2012.
The molecular diversity of adaptive convergence.
Science. 2012 Jan 27;335(6067):457-61.
  Yang L., Gaut B.S., 2011.
Factors that contribute to variation in evolutionary rate among Arabidopsis genes.
Mol Biol Evol. 2011 Aug;28(8):2359-69. Epub 2011 Mar 9.
  Hollister, J., L. Smith, Y-L. Guo, F. Ott, D. Weigel and B.S. Gaut. 2011.
Transposable elements and small RNAs contribute to gene expression divergence
between Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis lyrata, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,
  Tenaillon, M., M. Hufford, B.S. Gaut and J. Ross-Ibarra. 2011. Genome Size and
Transposable Element Content as Determined by High-Throughput Sequencing in
Maize and Zea luxurians. Genome Biol. Evol. PMID: 21296765.
  Hollister J.D., Smith L.M., Guo Y.L., Ott F., Weigel D., Gaut B.S., 2011.
Transposable elements and small RNAs contribute to gene expression divergence between Arabidopsis thaliana and Arabidopsis lyrata.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Feb 8;108(6):2322-7. Epub 2011 Jan 20.
  Hollister J.D., Ross-Ibarra J., Gaut B.S., 2010.
Indel-associated mutation rate varies with mating system in flowering plants.
Mol Biol Evol. 2010 Feb;27(2):409-16. Epub 2009 Oct 13.

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