David Lowry CV
David Bryant Lowry
Section of Integrative Biology
1 University Station C0930
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
Education 2004 - 2010 Ph.D. Duke University. Program in Genetics and Genomics Advisor: John Willis 1997 - 2001 B.S. University of California, Berkeley. Genetics and Plant Biology High Honors - College of Natural Resources
Peer reviewed papers:
Lowry, D. B. (2012) Ecotypes and the controversy over stages in the formation of new species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 241-257.
Lowry, D. B., C. S. Sheng, Z. Zhu, T. E. Juenger, B. Lahner, D. E. Salt, J. H. Willis. (2012) Mapping of ionomic traits in Mimulus guttatus reveals Mo and Cd QTLs that colocalize with MOT1 homologues. PLoS One 7: e30730.
Lowry D. B., C. S. Sheng, J. R. Lasky, J. H. Willis. (2012) Five anthocyanin polymorphisms are associated with a R2R3-MYB cluster in Mimulus guttatus. American Journal of Botany 99:82-91.
Lowry, D. B., C. T. Purmal, E. Meyer, T. E. Juenger. (2012) Microsatellite markers for the native Texas perennial grass, Panicum hallii (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany Primer Notes & Protocols 99: e114-e116.
Lowry, D. B., J. H. Willis. (2010) A widespread chromosomal inversion polymorphism contributes to a major life-history transition, local adaptation, and reproductive isolation. PLoS Biology 8: e1000500. (Faculty of 1000, Nature Genetics Research Highlight, ScienceNews Feature)
Lowry, D. B. (2010) Landscape evolutionary genomics. Biology Letters 6: 502-504. Hall M. C., D. B. Lowry, J. H. Willis. (2010) Is local adaptation in Mimulus guttatus caused by trade-offs at individual loci? Molecular Ecology 19: 2739-2753.
Wu, C. A., D. B. Lowry, L. I. Nutter, J. H. Willis. (2010) Natural variation for drought response in the Mimulus guttatus species complex. Oecologia 162: 23-33.
Lowry, D. B., M. C. Hall, D. E. Salt, J. H. Willis. (2009) Genetic and physiological basis of adaptive salt tolerance divergence between coastal and inland Mimulus guttatus. New Phytologist 183: 776-788. (Special issue on plant adaptation)
Lowry, D. B., J. L. Modliszewski, K. M. Wright, C. A. Wu, J. H. Willis. (2008). The strength and genetic basis of reproductive isolating barriers in flowering plants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 363: 3009-3021. (Cover photo)
Lowry, D. B., R. C. Rockwood, J. H. Willis. (2008). Ecological reproductive isolation of coast and inland races of Mimulus guttatus. Evolution 62: 2196-2214. (Cover photo)
Wu, C. A., D. B. Lowry, A. M. Cooley, K. M. Wright, Y. W. Lee, and J. H. Willis. (2008). Mimulus is an emerging model system for the integration of ecological and genomic studies. Heredity 100: 220-230.
Book chapters and commentaries:
Lowry D. B. (2012) Local adaptation in the model plant. New Phytologist. 194: 888- 890.
Lowry D. B. and R. Hopkins. (2012) “Speciation and Natural Selection.” In The Princeton Guide to Evolution, edited by Jonathan Losos. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. In press
Manuscripts in preparation:
Lowry, D. B., T. Logan, L. Santuari, C. Hardtke, J. Richards, J. McKay, S. Sen, T. E. Juenger. eQTL mapping of drought responsive gene expression in the Tsu x Kas mapping population of Arabidopsis thaliana. Intended for submission to PLoS Genetics.
Lowry D. B., C. T. Purmal, E. Meyer, S. Taylor, T. E. Juenger. A population genetic transect of Panicum hallii across Texas and the southwestern United States. Intended for submission to Molecular Ecology.
Meyer E., M. J. Aspinwall, D. B. Lowry, J. D. Palacio-Mejía, T. L. Logan T. E. Juenger. Profiling physiological, transcriptional, and metabolomic responses to drought stress in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Intended for submission to The Plant Cell.
Wright K. M., D. Lloyd, D. B. Lowry, M. R. Macnair, J. H. Willis. Indirect evolution of hybrid lethality due to linkage with selected locus in Mimulus guttatus. In revision for new submission to PLoS Biology.
Sexton J. P., M. B. Hufford, A. Bateman, D. B. Lowry, H. Meimberg, J. H. Willis, S. Y. Strauss, K. J. Rice. Gene flow and genetic variation between climate limits: testing species range theory. In revision for new submission to Molecular Ecology.
Editorials and Guest Blog Posts
2011 By the numbers: Is basic research worth it? (with Sheril R. Kirshenbaum) The Austin American-Statesman. September 1, 2011.
2010 Book Review: Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids—and What We Can Do About It. The Intersection. Discover Magazine Blogs. Post was excerpted for The Austin American- Statesman Insight & Books section on September 5, 2010.
2010 Unscientific California: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Serpentine and Biodiversity. The Intersection. Discover Magazine Blogs. Post was part of a campaign by a coalition of scientists that successfully defeated a bill (SB624) aimed at removing serpentine as the state rock of California.
Honors and Awards
2010 W. D. Hamilton Outstanding Presentation Award (Honorable Mention) International Evolution Society Conference. Portland, OR
2007 Best student talk, Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics
2006 NSF Graduate Student Fellowship (Honorable Mention)
2001 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, UC Berkeley Grants and Fellowships
2011-2013 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI Postdoctoral Fellowship. $130,000
2010 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Bioinformatics Course Scholarship. $1000
2007-2010 NSF Environmental Genomics Grant (EF-0723814): “Ecological genomics of drought adaptation in Mimulus.” Conceived and conducted research that formed the proposal, and co-wrote grant. PhD advisor John Willis listed as PI. $866,802
2007-2009 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DEB-0710094). $11,943
2005 Duke University International Travel Grant. $2500
2004-2006 NIH Graduate Student Fellowship in Genetics at Duke University
2000 Howard Hughes Undergraduate Fellowship. $4000
2000 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid. $900
1999 NSF Research experience for undergraduates
2012 “Natural Selection in the Wild: From Genotype to Phenotype” American Society of Naturalists Vice-Presidential Symposium. International Evolution Society Conference. Ottawa, Canada. 2012 University of California, Davis. Department of Viticulture and Enology. Davis, CA. 2011 Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics Gordon Research Conference. University of New England, Biddeford, ME 2011 University of Toronto. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department. Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2011 University of Arizona. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. Tucson, AZ 2011 California State University, Chico. Biology weekly seminar. Chico, CA 2009 “The Origin of Species 150 years after Darwin” symposium, Japanese Society for Evolutionary Studies. Sapporo, Japan 2009 University of Virginia EEBio Seminar. Charlottesville, VA 2009 University of California, Berkeley Ecolunch Seminar. Berkeley, CA 2009 University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA 2007 Ecological Genomics Symposium. Kansas City, MO
Contributed talks and posters:
2012 Plant and Animal Genomes Conference. San Diego, CA 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX 2010 International Evolution Society Conference. Portland, OR 2010 Plant and Animal Genomes Conference. San Diego, CA 2009 Ecological & Evolutionary Functional Genomics. Gordon Conference. Tilton, NH 2008 International Evolution Society Conference. Minneapolis, MN 2007 Joint Conference of Botany and Plant Biology. Chicago, IL 2007 Mimulus community meeting. Durham, NC 2007 Duke University Program in Genetics and Genomics Retreat. Nags Head, NC 2006 Genetics of Speciation Conference. Vancouver, BC, Canada 2006 International Evolution Society Conference. Stony Brook, NY
2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow. Landscape evolutionary genomics in switchgrass. University of Texas at Austin PI:Thomas Juenger 2004-2010 Graduate Student. Adaptation and speciation in monkeyflower. Duke University PI:John Willis 2004 Field Assistant. Predator exclusion effects on food web ecology. University of Montana, Missoula PI:John Maron 2004 Field Assistant. Tropical fish and stream ecosystem ecology in Venezuela. Cornell University PI:Alex Flecker 2003 Postgraduate Researcher. Invasive salt marsh plant population genetics. University of California, Davis PI:Donald Strong 2002-2003 Field Assistant. Landscape ecology and pollinator service of native bees. Princeton/UC Davis PI:Claire Kremen/Neal Williams 2002 Postgraduate Researcher. Plant nitrogen fixation and herbivore ecology. University of California, Davis PI:Chris van Kessel/Thomas Juenger 1998-2001 Laboratory and Field Assistant. Plant evolutionary ecology. UC Berkeley/Bodega Marine Reserve PI: Ellen Simms/John Maron
Teaching and Mentoring Experience
2011-2012 Biology of Biofuels (Genetics Section) University of Texas at Austin
2007 AIDS and Emerging Diseases in Africa Duke University Instructor: Sherryl Broverman 2006, 2008 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Duke University Instructor: Kathleen Smith 1999-2000 Biology 1B Field Ecology Section UC Berkeley Instructor: Mike Moser
Invited Guest Lectures/Discussion:
2011 Evolutionary Genetics University of Colorado, Boulder Instructor: Patrik Nosil 2010 Graduate Ecology and Evolution North Carolina State University Instructor: Marc Johnson 2007 Education Outreach Presentations Northwest High School, Lenexa, KS
2009 Howard Hughes Medical Institute summer undergraduate mentorship 2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute summer precollege mentorship 2007 Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) for minority undergraduates
2012 Jacob Heiling The University of Texas at Austin 2011 Tiffany Liu The University of Texas at Austin 2011 Ashley Asmus The University of Texas at Austin 2011 Daniel Dillon The University of Texas at Austin 2010-2011 Colin Purmal The University of Texas at Austin 2009-2010 Por Tangwancharoen Duke University 2008-2009 Zhirui Zhu Duke University 2007-2010 Calvin Sheng Duke University 2007-2009 Laura Nutter Duke University 2008 Nettie McMiller Jordan High School, Durham, NC 2007 Mike Yan Duke University 2007 Porsha Andrews Winston Salem University
Service and Outreach
2011 Proposal Reviewer: Texas Natural Science Center's "Evolution in Action" museum exhibit (NSF-BEACON) 2010-2011 Web Host: Texas Switchgrass Collaborative Wiki page 2010 Symposia Co-Organizer: “The Population Genetics of Development” European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology Conference 2010 Guest Blogger: Discover Magazine: The Intersection 2008 Collaborator: Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology, a program for introducing middle school students to science in Durham, NC 2007-2008 Czar: Duke Population Biology Seminar Series 2006-2010 Web Host: Mimulus Community Wiki page 2005-2009 Education Collaborator: Provided plant material for Bio. 26 at Duke 2005-2009 Organizer: Mimulus seed collection center 2005-2006 Chairperson: Duke Biology Department Steering Committee 2005-2006 Organizer: Duke Graduate Student Symposium 2004-2005 Representative: Duke Graduate and Professional Student Council
Evolution (9), Molecular Ecology (8), New Phytologist (8), American Journal of Botany (1), The American Naturalist (1), Genetics (1), Heredity (1), Current Opinion in Plant Biology (1), International Journal of Ecology (1), PLoS Biology (1), PLoS Genetics (1), PLoS One (1), Proceedings of the Royal Society B (1), and Trends in Ecology and Evolution (1)
The Linnean Society of London Society for the Study of Evolution Botanical Society of America American Association for the Advancement of Science American Society of Agronomy Crop Science Society of America Soil Science Society of America
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Guatemala, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, Laos, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, Peru, Venezuela
References Dr. Thomas Juenger Dr. John Willis Postdoctoral Advisor Ph.D. Thesis Advisor Section of Integrative Biology Department of Biology The University of Texas at Austin Duke University 1 University Station C0930 Box 90338 Austin, TX 78712 Durham, NC 27708 Phone: 512-232-5751 Phone: 919-660-7340 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Mohamed Noor Dr. Christine Hawkes Department of Biology Section of Integrative Biology Duke University The University of Texas at Austin Box 90338 1 University Station C0930 Durham, NC 27708 Austin, TX 78712 Phone: 919-613-8193 Phone: 512-471-6049 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Mark Rausher Dr. Mark Kirkpatrick Department of Biology Section of Integrative Biology Duke University The University of Texas at Austin Box 90338 1 University Station C0930 Durham, NC 27708 Austin, TX 78712 Phone: 919-684-2295 Phone: 512-471-5996 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org