David Lowry

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Wu, C. A., D. B. Lowry, A. M. Cooley, K. M. Wright, Y. W. Lee, and J. H. Willis.  (2007).  Mimulus is an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies.  Heredity ''In Press''
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Wu, C. A., D. B. Lowry, A. M. Cooley, K. M. Wright, Y. W. Lee, and J. H. Willis.  (2007).  ''Mimulus'' is an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies.  Heredity ''In Press''
Lowry, D. B., R. C. Rockwood, J. H. Willis.  (2007).  The genetic and ecological mechanisms of incipient speciation through geographic race formation.  ''In Prep''
Lowry, D. B., R. C. Rockwood, J. H. Willis.  (2007).  The genetic and ecological mechanisms of incipient speciation through geographic race formation.  ''In Prep''

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In the field
In the field

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About Me

I am a third year graduate student in the Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics, who hails from the redwood empire and wine country of Northern California. I spent 4.5 years of long latte-drinking nights at UC Berkeley during the thrilling boom and crash of the dot-com era. After college, I set out to explore the finer delights of world cultures and wildlife before joining the grind of graduate school. Alas, my time at Duke has been good to me thanks to many fantastic people and my amazingly optimistic leader/advisor, Dr. Johh Willis.


The focus of my research is directed toward understanding the genetics of adaptation and speciation. To this end, I have chosen to study how divergent adaptation of the yellow monkey flower (Mimulus guttatus), to the coast versus inland habitat, contributes to reproductive isolation. I am using a combination of QTL mapping, candidate gene strategies, and microarrays (yes, we will get there) to determine the genetic mechanisms that underlie the divergence of morphological and life-history traits between coast and inland Mimulus. Further, I have carried out reciprocal transplant experiments and population genetic analysis to demonstrate that coast and inland Mimulus are locally adapted and reproductively isolated. In the future, I plan on creating near isogenic lines, with QTLs of large effect, for field experiments to test hypotheses of adaptation and ecogeographic reproductive isolation.

Important Things

Contact Info: You can contact me at david.lowry@duke.edu.

Make sure to check out the Mimulus Community.

See the relationship of coast and inland populations as determined by neutral microsatellite loci.

Check out my Poster from the Genetics of Speciation Conference in Vancouver BC, summer 2006.

Poster for Genetics of Speciation Conference
Poster for Genetics of Speciation Conference

Treat your fears with Mimulus.

Every week I will post a link to a paper that I really like on the Paper of the Week page.

Bioinformatic/Statistical Software and Resources

Population Genetic Software

Analysis of fitness data

Abiotic Stress Websites

Other useful sites

Field Sites

Habitat of coastal Mimulus
Habitat of coastal Mimulus

United States

Canada

Friends

Publications

Wu, C. A., D. B. Lowry, A. M. Cooley, K. M. Wright, Y. W. Lee, and J. H. Willis. (2007). Mimulus is an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies. Heredity In Press

Lowry, D. B., R. C. Rockwood, J. H. Willis. (2007). The genetic and ecological mechanisms of incipient speciation through geographic race formation. In Prep

Quotes

"There is keen delight in the quick experience, of knowing that no harm comes of a wetting at high canon wall, slips up behind the ridge to cross it by some windy broad-leaved hellebore, and beat down the mimulus beside the brook." -Mary Austin

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