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Contact Info
Office: 301.405.5202
Lab: 301.405.7377
Fax: 301.314.9358
Office Address: 2272 Biology-Psychology Bldg
William Jeffery
Distinguished University Professor
Affiliate Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Teaching

Developmental Biology
Developmental Genetics


Graduate Program Affiliations

  • BISI-Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB)
  • BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)

Research Interests

I am interested in the evolution of development. Several different animals are used in my research. The teleost Astyanax mexicanus is a single species with eyed surface dwelling and blind cave dwelling forms. I want to understand the developmental and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for phenotypic changes in Astyanax cavefish. I am also interested in the ancestry of the neural crest and regeneration in chordates. For this research I use sea squirts (ascidians), especially Ciona intestinalis, which has a completely sequenced genome.


Awards

  • Fellow, AAAS
  • Fellow, Linnean Society
  • Honorary Member, Saint Petersburg (Russia) Society of Naturalists
  • 2010, Karst Waters Institute Research Award
  • 2012 Alexander Kowalevsky Medal
  • 2018, National Speleological Society Science Award
  • 2021, CMNS Board of Visitors Distinguished Faculty Award

Education

Ph.D., Biology, University of Iowa, 1971. Evolution of developmental mechanisms in chordates.


All Publications

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Latest Publications via PubMed

Ferreira RL,Bernard E,da Cruz Júnior FW,Piló LB,Calux A,Souza-Silva M,Barlow J,Pompeu PS,Cardoso P,Mammola S,García AM,Jeffery WR,Shear W,Medellín RA,Wynne JJ,Borges PAV,Kamimura Y,Pipan T,Hajna NZ,Sendra A,Peck S,Onac BP,Culver DC,Hoch H,Flot JF,Stoch F,Pavlek M,Niemiller ML,Manchi S,Deharveng L,Fenolio D,Calaforra JM,Yager J,Griebler C,Nader FH,Humphreys WF,Hughes AC,Fenton B,Forti P,Sauro F,Veni G,Frumkin A,Gavish-Regev E,Fišer C,Trontelj P,Zagmajster M,Delic T,Galassi DMP,Vaccarelli I,Komnenov M,Gainett G,da Cunha Tavares V,Kováč Ľ,Miller AZ,Yoshizawa K,Di Lorenzo T,Moldovan OT,Sánchez-Fernández D,Moutaouakil S,Howarth F,Bilandžija H,Dražina T,Kuharić N,Butorac V,Lienhard C,Cooper SJB,Eme D,Strauss AM,Saccò M,Zhao Y,Williams P,Tian M,Tanalgo K,Woo KS,Barjakovic M,McCracken GF,Simmons NB,Racey PA,Ford D,Labegalini JA,Colzato N,Ramos Pereira MJ,Aguiar LMS,Moratelli R,Du Preez G,Pérez-González A,Reboleira ASPS,Gunn J,Mc Cartney A,Bobrowiec PED,Milko D,Kinuthia W,Fischer E,Meierhofer MB,Frick WF
Science. 2022 Mar 18;375(6586):1238-1239. doi: 10.1126/science.abo1973. Epub 2022 Mar 17
van der Weele CM,Jeffery WR
Elife. 2022 Jan 5;11:. pii: e69109. doi: 10.7554/eLife.69109. Epub 2022 Jan 5
Ma L,Ng M,Shi J,Gore AV,Castranova D,Weinstein BM,Jeffery WR
Sci Rep. 2021 Jun 15;11(1):12934. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92148-5. Epub 2021 Jun 15
Ma L,Ng M,Shi J,Gore AV,Castranova D,Weinstein BM,Jeffery WR
Sci Rep. 2021 May 13;11(1):10312. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-89702-6. Epub 2021 May 13
Jeffery WR,Gorički Š
Biol Open. 2021 Apr 15;10(4):. pii: bio058526. doi: 10.1242/bio.058526. Epub 2021 Apr 23
Ma L,Dessiatoun R,Shi J,Jeffery WR
J Vis Exp. 2021 Feb 14;(168):. doi: 10.3791/61708. Epub 2021 Feb 14
Mammola S,Amorim IR,Bichuette ME,Borges PAV,Cheeptham N,Cooper SJB,Culver DC,Deharveng L,Eme D,Ferreira RL,Fišer C,Fišer Ž,Fong DW,Griebler C,Jeffery WR,Jugovic J,Kowalko JE,Lilley TM,Malard F,Manenti R,Martínez A,Meierhofer MB,Niemiller ML,Northup DE,Pellegrini TG,Pipan T,Protas M,Reboleira ASPS,Venarsky MP,Wynne JJ,Zagmajster M,Cardoso P
Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2020 Dec;95(6):1855-1872. doi: 10.1111/brv.12642. Epub 2020 Aug 25
Ma L,Ng M,van der Weele CM,Yoshizawa M,Jeffery WR
J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2020 Nov;334(7-8):438-449. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22923. Epub 2020 Jan 12
Ma L,Gore AV,Castranova D,Shi J,Ng M,Tomins KA,van der Weele CM,Weinstein BM,Jeffery WR
Nat Commun. 2020 Oct 22;11(1):5458. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19340-5. Epub 2020 Oct 22
Jeffery WR
Evodevo. 2020;11:14. doi: 10.1186/s13227-020-00159-6. Epub 2020 Jul 11
Ma L,Gore AV,Castranova D,Shi J,Ng M,Tomins KA,van der Weele CM,Weinstein BM,Jeffery WR
Nat Commun. 2020 Jun 2;11(1):2772. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-16497-x. Epub 2020 Jun 2
Jeffery WR
Dev Biol. 2019 Apr 15;448(2):279-290. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.09.005. Epub 2018 Sep 8
Herman A,Brandvain Y,Weagley J,Jeffery WR,Keene AC,Kono TJY,Bilandžija H,Borowsky R,Espinasa L,O'Quin K,Ornelas-García CP,Yoshizawa M,Carlson B,Maldonado E,Gross JB,Cartwright RA,Rohner N,Warren WC,McGaugh SE
Mol Ecol. 2018 Nov;27(22):4397-4416. doi: 10.1111/mec.14877. Epub 2018 Oct 16
Gore AV,Rohner N,Rétaux S,Jeffery WR
Dev Biol. 2018 Sep 15;441(2):207-208. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.08.004. Epub
Ma L,Strickler AG,Parkhurst A,Yoshizawa M,Shi J,Jeffery WR
Dev Biol. 2018 Sep 15;441(2):209-220. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2018.07.014. Epub 2018 Jul 19
Yoshizawa M,Hixon E,Jeffery WR
Integr Comp Biol. 2018 Sep 1;58(3):411-420. doi: 10.1093/icb/icy006. Epub
Gore AV,Tomins KA,Iben J,Ma L,Castranova D,Davis AE,Parkhurst A,Jeffery WR,Weinstein BM
Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jul;2(7):1155-1160. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0569-4. Epub 2018 May 28
Bilandžija H,Abraham L,Ma L,Renner KJ,Jeffery WR
Proc Biol Sci. 2018 May 16;285(1878):. pii: 20180243. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0243. Epub
Gorički Š,Stanković D,Snoj A,Kuntner M,Jeffery WR,Trontelj P,Pavićević M,Grizelj Z,Năpăruş-Aljančič M,Aljančič G
Sci Rep. 2017 Mar 27;7:45054. doi: 10.1038/srep45054. Epub 2017 Mar 27
Kowalko JE,Ma L,Jeffery WR
J Vis Exp. 2016 Jun 20;(112):. doi: 10.3791/54113. Epub 2016 Jun 20