Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2003
Postdoctoral Research: Cornell University
Lab website: http://payseur.genetics.wisc.edu/
Address: 2428 Genetics/Biotech
Department: Medical Genetics
Research InterestsI study patterns of genetic variation within and between species to understand the evolutionary process.
Research FieldsEvolutionary & Population Genetics
Genomics & Proteomics
Human, mouse & rat
Exciting new advances in DNA
sequencing technology have begun to reveal the depth and significance of
genomic variation among organisms. The causes of this variation are
evolutionary, and the rapid accumulation of data on the genomic scale
has firmly positioned population and evolutionary geneticists at the
center of this biological revolution. Our research combines the power
of genomic data with concepts and tools from population genetics to
address long-standing questions about the evolutionary process and the
nature of genetic variation.
Topics of interest include:
Genetics of speciation
Evolution of extreme body size on islands
Evolution of recombination rate
Natural selection on rapidly mutating DNA sequences
Sex ratio distortion in hybrids
White, M. A., M. A. Stubbings, B. L. Dumont, and B. A.
Payseur (2012). Genetics and evolution
of hybrid male sterility in house mice. Genetics, in press.
Dumont, B. L., and B. A. Payseur (2011). Genetic analysis of genome-scale recombination rate evolution in house mice. PLoS Genetics 7:e1002116.
Dumont, B. L., M. A. White, B. Steffy, T. Wiltshire, and B. A. Payseur (2011). Extensive recombination rate variation in the house mouse species complex inferred from genetic linkage maps. Genome Research 21:114-125.
Payseur, B. A., P. Jing, and R. J. Haasl (2011). A genomic portrait of human microsatellite variation. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28:303-312.
Payseur, B. A. (2010). Using differential introgression in hybrid zones to identify genomic regions involved in speciation. Molecular Ecology Resources 10:806-820.
White, M. A., C. Ané, C. N. Dewey, B. R. Larget, and B. A. Payseur (2009). Fine-scale phylogenetic discordance across the house mouse genome. PLoS Genetics 5: e1000729.