David Lowry CV
David Bryant Lowry
Section of Integrative Biology
1 University Station C0930
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
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., K. D. Behrman, P. Grabowski, G. P. Morris, J. R. Kiniry, T. E. Juenger. Local and climatic adaptations across the Panicum virgatum species complex. In review
Lowry, D. B., C. T. Purmal, T. E. Juenger. A population genetic transect of Panicum hallii (Poaceae). In review
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. PLoS Biology In revision
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
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 Ag