Charles F. Aquadro

Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences
Molecular Biology and Genetics/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics

Contact Information

235 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-4838

Charles F. Aquadro

Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences
Molecular Biology and Genetics/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics

Expertise

Molecular population genetics; comparative genomics; evolutionary biology

Current Research Interest

Population genetics and evolution of genes that regulate germline stem cells in drosophila; evolutionary and functional analysis of Bag of Marbles gene, using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing; functional and evolutionary interaction of Wolbachia bacteria and germline stem cell genes; computational analysis of evolutionary history of Wolbachia infections in drosophila species

Distinction

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow
Russell Distinguished Teaching Award

Selected Publications

Choi, Jae Young, Jaclyn E. Bubnell, and Charles F. Aquadro. “Population Genomic Analysis of the Infectious and Integrated Wolbachia pipientis Genomes in Drosophila ananassae.” Genome Biology and Evolution 7, no. 8 (2015): 2362-2382.

Choi, Jae Young and Charles F. Aquadro. “Molecular Evolution of Drosophila Germline Stem Cell and Neural Stem Cell Regulating Genes.” Genome Biology and Evolution 7, no. 11 (2015): 3097-3114.

Cornell Research Website Article

Deploying Population Genetics