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Heath Blackmon

  • Assistant Professor
  • Texas A&M University Department of Biolgy
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Research interests

quantitative geneticsphylogeneticstrait evolutionchromosome numbersex chromosomes

About

My research program has two broad areas of inquiry. The first is chromosome evolution, specifically sex chromosome and chromosome number evolution. The second is the development of methods and databases that accelerate the analysis of data within a quantitative genetic or phylogenetic framework. To address these topics, I use a broad range of approaches including theoretical population genetics, bioinformatics, and molecular cytogenetics.

Co-authors (109)

  • Donald Chungu

Publications (5)

  • Long-term fragility of Y chromosomes is dominated by short-term resolution of sexual antagonism

    • Blackmon H
    • Brandvain Y
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  • Genomic origins of insect sex chromosomes

    • Blackmon H
    • Demuth J
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    4Citations
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  • Recombination, chromosome number and eusociality in the Hymenoptera

    • Ross L
    • Blackmon H
    • Lorite P
    • et al.
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    11Citations
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  • The fragile Y hypothesis: Y chromosome aneuploidy as a selective pressure in sex chromosome and meiotic mechanism evolution

    • Blackmon H
    • Demuth J
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    7Citations
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  • Estimating tempo and mode of Y chromosome turnover: Explaining Y chromosome loss with the fragile Y hypothesis

    • Blackmon H
    • Demuth J
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    17Citations
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Texas A&M University Department of Biolgy

September 2017 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

June 2015 - August 2017(2 years)

Graduate Student

University of Texas at Arlington

August 2010 - June 2015(5 years)

Undergraduate Student

Oregon State University

September 2008 - May 2010(2 years)

Education

PhD

University of Texas Arlington Department of Biology

September 2010 - May 2015(5 years)

B.S. Environmental Science

Oregon State University

September 2008 - May 2010(2 years)