Adriana Briscoe

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

Research Interests

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

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About

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).

Publications

Determination of Photoreceptor Cell Spectral Sensitivity in an Insect Model from In Vivo Intracellular Recordings Video Link

Mcculloch K, Osorio D, Briscoe A

J. Vis. Exp (2016)

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Molecular evolution and expression of the CRAL_TRIO protein family in insects

Smith G, Briscoe A

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2015)

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Opsin clines in butterflies suggest novel roles for insect photopigments

Frentiu F, Yuan F, Savage W, Bernard G, Mullen S, Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2015)

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Rapid diversification associated with ecological specialization in Neotropical Adelpha butterflies

Ebel E, Dacosta J, Sorenson M, Hill R, Briscoe A, Willmott K, Mullen S

Molecular Ecology (2015)

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The scale-of-choice effect and how estimates of assortative mating in the wild can be biased due to heterogeneous samples

Rolan-Alvarez E, Carvajal-Rodríguez A, De Coo A, Cortes B, Estevez D, Ferreira M, Gonzalez R, Briscoe A

Evolution (2015)

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Transcriptome-wide differential gene expression in Bicyclus anynana butterflies

Macias-Munoz A, Smith G, Monteiro A, Briscoe A

Mol Biol Evol. (2015)

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Complete dosage compensation and sex-biased gene expression in the moth Manduca sexta

Smith G, Chen Y, Blissard G, Briscoe A

Genome Biology and Evolution (2014)

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Genome Sequence of a Novel Iflavirus from mRNA Sequencing of the Butterfly Heliconius erato

Smith G, Macias-Muñoz A, Briscoe A

Genome Announcements (2014)

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Multiple recent co-options of Optix associated with novel traits in adaptive butterfly wing radiations

Martin A, McCulloch K, Patel N, Briscoe A, Gilbert L, Reed R

EvoDevo (2014)

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Warning signals are seductive: Relative contributions of color and pattern to predator avoidance and mate attraction in Heliconius butterflies

Finkbeiner S, Briscoe A, Reed R

Evolution (2014)

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Characterisation of the RNA interference response against the long-wavelength receptor of the honeybee

Leboulle G, Niggebr??gge C, Roessler R, Briscoe A, Menzel R, Hempel de Ibarra N

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2013)

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Female behaviour drives expression and evolution of gustatory receptors in butterflies.

Briscoe A, Macias-Muñoz A, Kozak K, Yuan F, Walters J, Jamie G, Martin S, Dasmahapatra K, Ferguson L, Mallet J, Jacquin-Joly E, Jiggins C

PLoS Genetics (2013)

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Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species.

Dasmahapatra K, Walters J, Briscoe A, and 77 co-authors.

Nature (2012)

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Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye complements sex role reversal

Everett A, Xiaoling T, Briscoe A, Monteiro A

BMC Evolutionary Biology (2012)

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The benefit of being a social butterfly: communal roosting deters predation

Susan D. Finkbeiner A, Reed

Proceedings of the Royal Society B (2012)

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UV photoreceptors and UV-yellow wing pigments in Heliconius butterflies allow a color signal to serve both mimicry and intraspecific communication.

Bybee S, Yuan F, Ramstetter M, Llorente-Bousquets J, Reed R, Osorio D, Briscoe A

The American Naturalist (2012)

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Color vision and learning in the monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus (Nymphalidae)

Blackiston D, Briscoe A, Weiss M

Journal of Experimental Biology (2011)

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Contrasting modes of evolution of the visual pigments in Heliconius butterflies

Yuan F, Bernard G, Le J, Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2010)

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Positive selection of a duplicated UV-sensitive visual pigment coincides with wing pigment evolution in Heliconius butterflies

Briscoe A, Bybee S, Bernard G, Yuan F, Sison-Mangus M, Reed RD , Warren AD , Llorente-Bousquets J , Chiao CC.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. (2010)

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Reply to Nozawa et al.: Complimentary statistical methods support positive selection of a duplicated UV opsin in Heliconius

Briscoe A, Bybee S, Bernard G, Yuan F, Sison-Mangus M, Reed R, Warren A, Llorente-Bousquets J, Chiao C

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. (2010)

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Episodes in insect evolution

Bradley T, Briscoe A, Brady S, Contreras H, Danforth B, Dudley R, Grimaldi D, Harrison J, Kaiser J, Merlin C, Reppert S, VandenBrooks J, Yanoviak S

Integrative and Comparative Biology (2009)

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Impact of duplicate gene copies on phylogenetic analysis and divergence time estimates in butterflies

Pohl N, Sison-Mangus M, Yee E, Liswi S, Briscoe A

BMC Evolutionary Biology (2009)

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Molecular and physiological innovations of butterfly eyes

Sison-Mangus M, Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera (2009)

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A butterfly’s eye view of birds

Frentiu F, Briscoe A

BioEssays (2008)

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Reconstructing the ancestral butterfly eye: Focus on the opsins

Briscoe A

Journal of Experimental Biology (2008)

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The lycaenid butterfly Polyommatus icarus uses a duplicated blue opsin to see green

Sison-Mangus M, Briscoe A, Zaccardi G, Knüttel H, Kelber A

Journal of Experimental Biology (2008)

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Adaptive evolution of color vision as seen through the eyes of butterflies

Frentiu F, Bernard G, Cuevas C, Sison-Mangus M, Prudic K, Briscoe A

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. (2007)

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Gene duplication is an evolutionary mechanism for expanding spectral diversity of the long wavelength photopigments of butterflies

Frentiu F, Bernard G, Sison-Mangus M, Brower A, Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2007)

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Insect cryptochromes: Gene duplication and loss define diverse ways to construct insect circadian clocks

Yuan Q, Metterville D, Briscoe A, Reppert S

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2007)

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Beauty in the eye of the beholder: The two blue opsins of lycaenid butterflies and the opsin gene-driven evolution of sexually dimorphic eyes.

Sison-Mangus M, Bernard G, Lampel J, Briscoe A

Journal of Experimental Biology (2006)

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Color discrimination in the red range with only one long-wavelength sensitive opsin

Zaccardi G, Kelber A, Sison-Mangus M, Briscoe A

Journal of Experimental Biology (2006)

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Adult Stemmata of the Butterfly Vanessa cardui Express UV and Green Opsin mRNAs

Briscoe A, White R

Cell and Tissue Research (2005)

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Connecting the navigational clock to sun compass input in monarch butterfly brain

Sauman I, Briscoe A, Zhu H, Shi D, Froy O, Stalleicken J, Yuan Q, Casselman A, Reppert S

Neuron (2005)

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Expression of UV-, blue-, long wavelength-sensitive opsins and melatonin in extraretinal photoreceptors of the optic lobes of hawkmoths

Lampel J, Briscoe A, Wasserthal L

Cell and Tissue Research (2005)

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Eyeshine and spectral tuning of long wavelength-sensitive rhodopsins: No evidence for red-sensitive photoreceptors among five Nymphalini butterfly species

Briscoe A, Bernard G

Journal of Experimental Biology (2005)

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Molecular characterization and expression of the UV opsin in bumblebees: Three ommatidial subtypes in the retina and a new photoreceptor organ in the lamina

Spaethe J, Briscoe A

Journal of Experimental Biology (2005)

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The two CRYs of the butterfly

Zhu H, Yuan Q, Briscoe A, Froy O, Casselman A, Reppert S

Current Biology (2005)

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Early Duplication and Functional Diversification of the Opsin Gene Family in Insects

Spaethe J, Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2004)

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The Spectrum of Human Rhodopsin Disease Mutations Through the Lens of Interspecific Variation

Briscoe A, Gaur C, Kumar S

Gene (2004)

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Molecular and Physiological Diversity of Visual Mechanisms in Papilio

Briscoe A

Butterflies: Evolution and Ecology Taking Flight (2003)

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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, Nagy L, White R

Journal of Comparative Neurology (2003)

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Homology Modeling Suggests a Functional Role for Parallel Amino Acid Substitutions Between Bee and Butterfly Red- and Green-Sensitive Opsins

Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2002)

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Functional Diversification of Lepidopteran Opsins Following Gene Duplication

Briscoe A

Molecular Biology and Evolution (2001)

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Molecular Evolution of a Long Wavelength-Sensitive Opsin in Mimetic Heliconius Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)

Hsu R, Briscoe A, Chang B, Pierce N

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2001)

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The Evolution of Color Vision in Insects

Briscoe A, Chittka L

Annual Review of Entomology (2001)

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Why Sensory Ecology Needs to Become More Evolutionary–Insect Color Vision as a Case in Point

Chittka L, Briscoe A

Ecology of Sensing (2001)

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Six Opsins from the Butterfly Papilio glaucus: Molecular Phylogenetic Evidence for Paralogous Origins of Red-sensitive Visual Pigments in Insects

Briscoe A

Journal of Molecular Evolution (2000)

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Evolution of Color Vision

Pichaud F, Briscoe A, Desplan C

Current Opinion in Neurobiology (1999)

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Intron Splice Sites of Papilio glaucus PglRh3 Corroborate Insect Opsin Phylogeny

Briscoe A

Gene (1999)

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Molecular Diversity of Visual Pigments in the Butterfly Papilio glaucus

Briscoe A

Naturwissenschaften (1998)

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Professional experience

Professor

University of California Irvine Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

July 2012 - Present

Associate Professor

University of California Irvine

June 2007 - July 2012 (5 years 1 month)

Assistant Professor

University of California Irvine

July 2002 - June 2007 (4 years 11 months)

Education history

Harvard University

Ph.D. Biology

September 1993 - February 1999 (5 years 5 months)

Stanford University

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

September 1988 - June 1993 (4 years 9 months)