Michael T. Clegg

Professor emeritus, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

Past Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences


Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1972

Phone: (949) 856-3110
Email: mclegg@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine

Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Plant Genetics; population genetics; molecular evolution
   
URL Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
   
Academic
Distinctions
NDEA Fellowship 1969 -72
Guggenheim Fellow 1981 -82
President American Genetic Association, 1987
Member, US National Academy of Sciences, Elected 1990
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Elected 1992
Key Lecturer, American Genetic Association 1994
Darwin Prize, Edinburgh University 1995
Award of Distinction, UC Davis College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 1999
Presidential Chair, University of California, Riverside 2000 – 2002.
President-Elect, President and Past President, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, 2000-2003
Nei Lecturer, Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution, Sorrento, Italy June, 2002
Chair-Elect, Chair and Past Chair; AAAS Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources 2003-2005
Elected Foreign Secretary, US National Academy of Sciences, 2002-2006, reelected 2006-10, reelected 2010-2014.
Elected Associate Fellow, Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS), 2006
Elected Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences of Argentina, 2007
Elected Corresponding Member of the Academia de Agronomia and Veterinaria of Argentina, 2007.
Elected Corresponding Member of the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, 2008.
Honorary Member Palestinian Academy of Sciences, 2009
Elected Corresponding Member Cuban Academy of Sciences, 2010
Designated Senior Fellow, California Council Science and Technology, 2010
Elected Foreign Fellow Nigerian Academy of Science, 2012
Elected Member, American Philosophical Society, 2012
Elected co-Chair, Inter American Network of Academies of Science 2010-13 and re-eleccted 2013-16.
Elected Vice President (external) of the International Council for Science (ICSU) September 2014-2017.
   
Publications 164. Toleno, D. M., Durbin, M. L., Lundy, K. E. and M. T. Clegg . 2010. Extensive evolutionary rate variation in floral color determining genes in the genus Ipomoea. Plant Species Biol 25: 30-42.

165. Chen, H., Morrell, P, L., Toleno, D. M., Lundy, K. E., Clegg, M. T. 2010. Allele-Specific PCR Can Improve the Efficiency of Experimental Resolution of Heterozygotes in Resequencing Studies. Molec Ecol Resources 10: 647-658.

166. Akhunov ED, Akhunova AR, Anderson OD, Anderson JA, Blake N, Clegg MT, Coleman-Derr D, Conley EJ, Crossman CC, Deal KR, Dubcovsky J, Gill BS, Gu YQ, Hadam J, Heo HY, Huo N, Lazo G, Luo MC, Ma YQ, Matthews DE, McGuire PE, Morrel PE, Qualset CO, Renfro J, Tabanao D, Talbert LE, Tian C, Toleno D, Warburton, M.,You F, Zhang W, and Dvorak J. 2010. Nucleotide diversity maps reveal variation in diversity among wheat genomes and chromosomes. BMC Genomics 2010, 11:702

167. Morrell, P. M. and M. T. Clegg. 2011. HORDEUM. In, Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic & Breeding Resources, Vol 1: Cereals. Editor, Chittaramjan Kole. (Springer –Verlag, Heidelberg). Pp 309 – 319.

168. Ashworth, V. E. T. M., H. Chen and M. T. Clegg. 2011. PERSEA. In, Wealth of Wild Crop Relatives: Genetic, Genomic & Breeding Resources, Vol 7: Wild Relatives of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits. Editor, Chittaramjan Kole. (Springer Verlag). Pp173-189.

169. Gonzales, A. M., Z. Fang, M L. Durbin, K. K.T. Meyer, M. T. Clegg, P. L. Morrell. 2012. Nucleotide sequence diversity of floral pigment genes in Ipomoea purpurea (morning glory) accord with a neutral model of evolution. J. Heredity 103: 863-872.

170. Clegg, M. T. 2012. Ciencia pela Diplomacia e Diplomacia pela Cienecia (Science for Diplomacy and Diplomacy for Science). Politica Externa. 21:95-106. (published in Portuguese)

171. Calderón-Vázquez, C., M. L. Durbin, V. E. T. M Ashworth, L. Tommasini, K. K. T. Meyer and M. T. Clegg. 2013. Quantitative genetic analysis of three important nutritive traits in the fruit of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 138: 283-289.

172. Clegg, M. T. 2013. Sustainable Development: A Global Imperative. Pages 69 – 80 In, Science “Technology and Innovaiton for Sustainable Development in the Islamic World: Policies and Politics Rapprochement.” Eds, Mehmet Ergin and Moneef R. Zou’bi. Islamic World Academies of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.

173. Clegg, M. T. 2013. Science Academies as Advosirs to Government: The US Experience. Pages 139 – 144 In, Science “Technology and Innovaiton for Sustainable Development in the Islamic World: Policies and Politics Rapprochement.” Eds, Mehmet Ergin and Moneef R. Zou’bi. Islamic World Academies of Sciences, Amman, Jordan.

174. Fang, Z., A. M. Gonzales, M. L. Durbin, K. K.T. Meyer, B. H. Miller, K. M. Volz, M. T. Clegg, and P. L. Morrell. 2013. Tracing the geographic origins of weedy Ipomoea purpurea in the Southeastern United States. J. Heredity 104: 666-677.

175. Morrell, P. L., A. M. Gonzales, K. K.T. Meyer, M. T. Clegg. 2014. Resequencing data indicate a modest effect of domestication on diversity in barley, a cultigen with multiple origins. J. Heredity. 105: 253-264.

176. Fang, Z., A. M. Gonzales, M. T. Clegg, K. P. Smith, G. J. Muehlbauer,, B. J. Steffenson,‡ P. L. Morrell. 2014. Two genomic regions contribute disproportionately to geographic differentiation in wild barley. G3 Genes/Genomes/Genetics. 4: 1- 11.

177. Clegg, M. T. 2014. Cuban Know-how may aid US storm and climate resilience. New Scientist. 15:33.

178. Clegg, M. T., J. A. Asenjo and A. de la Cruz. 2015. The Inter American Network of Academies of Science: An example of Science-Based cooperation in the Americas. AAAS Science & Diplomacy. 03.30.2015.

179. Poets, A. M., Z. Fang, M. T. Clegg, and P. L. Morrell. 2015. Barley landraces are characterized by geographically heterogeneous genomic origins. Genome Biology Genome Biology.16: 173. DOI: 10.1186/s13059-015-0712-3. URL: http://www.genomebiology.com/2015/16/1/173
   
   
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