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Adriana Briscoe

  • Professor
  • University of California Irvine Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Research interests

molecular evolution; color vision; animal coloration; predator-prey interactions; other sensory modalities; comparative genomics


Adriana Briscoe, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She served as Associate Editor for the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution from 2005-2012, sat on the Advisory Board of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCENT) and was a Council Member of the American Genetic Association, publisher of the Journal of Heredity. Dr. Briscoe is the author of 50 articles and book chapters, has given over 50 invited lectures, and has been profiled in Genome Technology Magazine. She is the recipient of an award from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

Co-authors (250)

Publications (5)

  • Multifaceted biological insights from a draft genome sequence of the tobacco hornworm moth, Manduca sexta

    • Kanost M
    • Arrese E
    • Cao X
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  • Female Behaviour Drives Expression and Evolution of Gustatory Receptors in Butterflies

    • Briscoe A
    • Macias-Muñoz A
    • Kozak K
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  • Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species

    • Dasmahapatra K
    • Walters J
    • Briscoe A
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  • Not all butterfly eyes are created equal: Rhodopsin absorption spectra, molecular identification, and localization of ultraviolet-, blue-, and green-sensitive rhodopsin-encoding mRNAs in the retina of Vanessa cardui

    • Briscoe A
    • Bernard G
    • Szeto A
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  • Molecular evolution of a long wavelength-sensitive opsin in mimetic Heliconius butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

    • Hsu R
    • Briscoe A
    • Chang B
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Professional experience


Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of California, Irvine

July 2012 - Present

Associate Professor

University of California Irvine

June 2007 - July 2012(5 years)

Assistant Professor

University of California Irvine

July 2002 - June 2007(5 years)

Education history

Ph.D. Biology

Harvard University

September 1993 - February 1999(5 years)

M.A., B.S., B.A. Biological Sciences and Philosophy

Stanford University

September 1988 - June 1993(5 years)