User:Bridgett M. Vonholdt

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Bridgett vonHoldt (an artistic interpretation)
  • Bridgett vonHoldt
  • UCLA
  • 610 Charles E. Young Dr. East
  • Los Angeles, CA, 90095

I work as a post-doc in the Wayne Lab at UCLA.


  • 2010, PhD, UCLA
  • 2004, MS, NYU
  • 2002, BS, Eckerd College

Research interests

  1. Epigenomics
  2. Species domestication
  3. Admixture


  1. Stahler DR, MacNulty DR, Wayne RK, vonHoldt B, and Smith DW. The adaptive value of morphological, behavioural and life-history traits in reproductive female wolves. J Anim Ecol. 2013 Jan;82(1):222-34. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02039.x | PubMed ID:23043440 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. vonHoldt BM, Pollinger JP, Earl DA, Parker HG, Ostrander EA, and Wayne RK. Identification of recent hybridization between gray wolves and domesticated dogs by SNP genotyping. Mamm Genome. 2013 Feb;24(1-2):80-8. DOI:10.1007/s00335-012-9432-0 | PubMed ID:23064780 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Wayne RK and vonHoldt BM. Evolutionary genomics of dog domestication. Mamm Genome. 2012 Feb;23(1-2):3-18. DOI:10.1007/s00335-011-9386-7 | PubMed ID:22270221 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Huson HJ, vonHoldt BM, Rimbault M, Byers AM, Runstadler JA, Parker HG, and Ostrander EA. Breed-specific ancestry studies and genome-wide association analysis highlight an association between the MYH9 gene and heat tolerance in Alaskan sprint racing sled dogs. Mamm Genome. 2012 Feb;23(1-2):178-94. DOI:10.1007/s00335-011-9374-y | PubMed ID:22105876 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Vonholdt BM, Takuno S, and Gaut BS. Recent retrotransposon insertions are methylated and phylogenetically clustered in japonica rice (Oryza sativa spp. japonica). Mol Biol Evol. 2012 Oct;29(10):3193-203. DOI:10.1093/molbev/mss129 | PubMed ID:22593226 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Coulson T, MacNulty DR, Stahler DR, vonHoldt B, Wayne RK, and Smith DW. Modeling effects of environmental change on wolf population dynamics, trait evolution, and life history. Science. 2011 Dec 2;334(6060):1275-8. DOI:10.1126/science.1209441 | PubMed ID:22144626 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Geffen E, Kam M, Hefner R, Hersteinsson P, Angerbjörn A, Dalèn L, Fuglei E, Norèn K, Adams JR, Vucetich J, Meier TJ, Mech LD, Vonholdt BM, Stahler DR, and Wayne RK. Kin encounter rate and inbreeding avoidance in canids. Mol Ecol. 2011 Dec;20(24):5348-58. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05358.x | PubMed ID:22077191 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. vonHoldt BM, Pollinger JP, Earl DA, Knowles JC, Boyko AR, Parker H, Geffen E, Pilot M, Jedrzejewski W, Jedrzejewska B, Sidorovich V, Greco C, Randi E, Musiani M, Kays R, Bustamante CD, Ostrander EA, Novembre J, and Wayne RK. A genome-wide perspective on the evolutionary history of enigmatic wolf-like canids. Genome Res. 2011 Aug;21(8):1294-305. DOI:10.1101/gr.116301.110 | PubMed ID:21566151 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. vonHoldt BM, Stahler DR, Bangs EE, Smith DW, Jimenez MD, Mack CM, Niemeyer CC, Pollinger JP, and Wayne RK. A novel assessment of population structure and gene flow in grey wolf populations of the Northern Rocky Mountains of the United States. Mol Ecol. 2010 Oct;19(20):4412-27. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04769.x | PubMed ID:20723068 | HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Boyko AR, Quignon P, Li L, Schoenebeck JJ, Degenhardt JD, Lohmueller KE, Zhao K, Brisbin A, Parker HG, vonHoldt BM, Cargill M, Auton A, Reynolds A, Elkahloun AG, Castelhano M, Mosher DS, Sutter NB, Johnson GS, Novembre J, Hubisz MJ, Siepel A, Wayne RK, Bustamante CD, and Ostrander EA. A simple genetic architecture underlies morphological variation in dogs. PLoS Biol. 2010 Aug 10;8(8):e1000451. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000451 | PubMed ID:20711490 | HubMed [Paper10]
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