J.J. Emerson

Associate Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
School of Biological Sciences

B.A., Rice University, 2000, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
B.A., Rice University, 2000, Biochemistry
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2006, Ecology & Evolution

ORCiD: 0000-0001-9474-0891

Email: jje@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
5230 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 2525
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Genome evolution, gene duplication, population genetics, adaptation
Genomics Research Institute, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Vicoso B.*, Emerson J.J.*, Zektser Y., Mahajan S., Bachtrog D. Comparative Sex Chromosome Genomics in Snakes: Differentiation, Evolutionary Strata, and Lack of Global Dosage Compensation. PLoS Biol 2013;11(8): e1001643.
Schaefke B.*, Emerson J.J.*, 3 others, Li WH. Inheritance of gene expression level and selective constraints on trans- and cis-regulatory changes in yeast. Mol. Biol. Evol. 2013 Jun 22. (Epub ahead of print)
Pool J.E., Corbett-Detig R.B., Sugino R.P., Stevens K.A., Cardeno C.M., Crepeau M.W., Duchen P., Emerson J.J., Saelao P., Begun D.J., Langley C.H. Population Genomics of sub-saharan Drosophila melanogaster: African diversity and non-African admixture. PLoS Genet. 2012;8(12): e1003080.
Cardoso-Moreira M., Emerson J.J., Clark A.G., Long M. Drosophila duplication hotspots are associated with late- replicating regions of the genome. PLoS Genet. 2011 Nov;7(11): e1002340.
Nikaido M., Sasaki T., Emerson J.J., 6 others, Li W.-?H., Okada N. Genetically distinct coelacanth population off the northern Tanzanian coast. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011 Nov 1;108(44): 18009-?13.
Emerson J.J.*, Hsieh L.-C.,* Sung H.-M.*, Wang T.-Y.*, 4 others, Li W.-H. Natural selection on cis and trans regulation in yeasts. Genome Research 2010 Jun;20(6): 826-36. Epub 2010 May 5.
Emerson J.J., Li W.-H. The genetic basis of evolutionary change in gene expression levels. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 2010 Aug 27;365(1552): 2581-90.
Emerson J.J.*, Cardoso-Moreira M.*, Borevitz J.O., Long M. Natural selection shapes genome-wide patterns of copy- number polymorphism in Drosophila melanogaster. Science. 2008 Jun 20;320(5883): 1629-31. Epub 2008 Jun 5.
Fan Chuanzhu, Emerson J.J., Manyuan Long, M. The origin of new genes. Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics, Mark Pagel & Andrew Pomiankowski (eds.). 2007. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA. pp27-44.
Chen Y.*, Emerson J.J.*, Martin T.M.* Codon volatility does not detect selection. Nature. 2005 Jan 20;433:E6-7.
Cowan A.T., Bowman G.R., Edwards K.F., Emerson J.J., Turkewitz A.P. Genetics, genomic, and functional analysis of the granule lattics proteins in Tetrahymena secertory granules. Mol. Biol. Cell. 2005 Sept;17(9): 4046-60.
International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution. Nature. 2004 Dec 09;432:695-716.
Emerson J.J.*, Kaessmann H.*, Betrán E., Long M. Extensive gene traffic on the mammalian X chromosome. Science. 2004 Jan 23;303(5657): 537-40.
Betrán E., Emerson J.J., Kaessmann H., Long M. Sex Chromosomes and Male Functions: Where Do New Genes Go? Cell Cycle. 2004 Jul 5.
Wang W., Thornton K., Emerson J.J., Long M. Nucleotide variation and recombination along the fourth chromosome in Drosophila simulans. Genetics. 2004 Apr;166(4): 1783-94.
Strassmann J.E., Queller D.C., Emerson J.J., Stagi M., Cervo R., Turillazzi S. Comparing the costs and benefits of grouping with non-relatives in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum (Amoebazoa) and the social wasp Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera vespidae). Redia, LXXXVII, 2004: 145-148.
Bergelson J., Dwyer G., Emerson J.J. Models and data on plant-enemy coevolution. Annu. Rev. Genet. 2001;35:469-99.
Professional Society
Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution
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