1968 PhD (Genetics) Cambridge University
1968 - 69 MRC Junior Research Fellow, Cambridge University
1969-71 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Chicago
1971-74 Honorary Research Fellow, Liverpool University
1974-84 Temporary Lecturer, University of Sussex
1977-78 Visiting Scientist, NIEHS (NIH) North Carolina
1984-88 Research Associate, University of Chicago
1988-92 Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
1992-1997 Professor, University of Chicago
1997-2002 NERC Senior Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
1997-present Professorial Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
2005 Fellow of the Royal Society
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Evolutionary and population genetics, particularly topics in the general area of the evolution of breeding systems and sex chromosomes.
Current research interestsThe genetics and evolution of the Y chromosome in the guppy (a fish, Poecilia reticulata).
Past research interestsSelf-incompatibility, the evolution of Y-linked genes in the white campion, Silene latifolia.
- Genetics (Journal)
- Edinburgh International Science Festival
- Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale
- Munich Graduate School for Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics
- Ecole Normale Superieure
- BBSRC summer school on Molecular Evolution and Diversity
- BMC Genetics (Journal)
- Evolution (Journal)
- Current Biology (Journal)
- PLoS.Genet. (Journal)
- PLoS Biology (Journal)
- Nature (Journal)
- Genetics (Journal)
Current project grants
ERC Advanced grant: Evolutionary genetics of guppy sex chromosomes (695225)
Past project grants
Young sex chromosomes in plants and animals
Reply to Wright et al.
Arms races with mitochondrial genome soft sweeps in a gynodioecious plant, Plantago lanceolata
Exaggerated heterochiasmy in a fish with sex-linked male coloration polymorphisms
Evolution of sex determination and heterogamety changes in section Otites of the genus Silene
The importance of the Neutral Theory in 1968 and 50 years on
Mogens Westergaard's Contributions to Understanding Sex Chromosomes
Has adaptation occurred in males and females since separate sexes evolved in the plant Silene latifolia?
The guppy sex chromosome system and the sexually antagonistic polymorphism hypothesis for y chromosome recombination suppression
Neutral variation in the context of selection
Does sexual dimorphism in plants promote sex chromosome evolution?
The sources of adaptive variation
Origins of rice cytoplasmic male sterility genes
Recombination changes at the boundaries of fully and partially sex-linked regions between closely related Silene species pairs
Evolution of sex-biased gene expression in a dioecious plant
Hubby and Lewontin on protein variation in natural populations
Population genetics from 1966 to 2016
Plant Sex Chromosomes
Frequent, Geographically Structured Heteroplasmy in the Mitochondria of a Flowering Plant, Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolata)
A new physical mapping approach refines the sex-determining gene positions on the Silene latifolia Y-chromosome
Invited speaker in Crafoord Prize symposium, Stockholm, May 2015
Invited speaker in symposium on sex chromosomes, annual SMBE Conference, Vienna 2015
Invited speaker in “BarrettFest” symposium honouring SCH Barrett, University of Toronto, September 2018
Population Genetics Group annual meeting (every year)