Tucker, Abraham

Dr. Abraham Tucker

Assistant Professor of Biology & Embree Professorship

Address

P.O. Box 9222
Building/Office: Science (SCI) 206
Slot Number: 14

Classes

BIOL 1111University Biology II
BIOL 3033Genetics
BIOL 3553Wildlife and Conservation Genetics
BIOL/CSCI 3713Bioinformatics
BIOL 3763Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 3903/3091Human Genetics/Lab
BIOL 4101Biology Colloquium
BIOL 4502/4512Molecular Biology
BIOL 4891Independent Research
BIOL 4692Advanced Topics

Research Interests

Genome Biology
Evolutionary Biology
Population Genetics/Genomics
Molecular Evolution

Educational Background

B.S., Biology, University of Southern Maine
Ph.D., Genetics, University of New Hampshire
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. of Biology, Indiana University

Publications

Keith RN, Tucker AE, Jackson C, Lucas-Lledo I, Shrider D, Schaack S, Lynch M (2014)The rate and molecular spectrum of spontaneous mutations inDaphnia pulex. Manuscript in preparation (in prep).

Denton JF, Warren C, Lugo-Martinez J, Tucker AE, Schrider DR, Hahn MW (2014) Extensive error in the number of genes inferred from draft genome assemblies. PLOS Computational Biology (in press).

Li W, Kuzoff R, Chen KW, Tucker AE, and Lynch M (2014) Characterization of newly gained introns in Daphnia populations.Genome Biol Evol published online August 14, 2014: evu174v1-evu174.

Mahato S, Morita S, Tucker AE, Liang X, Jackowska M, et al. (2014) Common Transcriptional Mechanisms for Visual Photoreceptor Cell Differentiation among Pancrustaceans. PLoS Genet 10(7): e1004484. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004484

Tucker A, Ackerman M, Eads B, Xu, S, Lynch M (2013) Population-genomic insights into the evolutionary origin and fate of obligately asexual Daphnia pulex. Proc Natl Acad Sci. USA. 110:15740-15745

Sung W, Tucker A, Doak TG, Choi J, Thomas WK, Lynch M (2012).  Extraordinary genome stability in the ciliate Paramecium tetraureliaProc Natl Acad Sci 109(47):19339-44.

Colbourne,J K, Pfrender,  ME, Gilbert,D., Thomas,W K, Tucker, A et al. (2011) The ecoresponsive genome of Daphnia pulex. Science 331: 551-561.

Walker CW, Van Beneden RJ, Muttray AF, Böttger SA, Kelley ML, Tucker AE, Thomas WK (2011). p53 Superfamily proteins in marine bivalve cancer and stress biology. Adv Mar Biol 59:1-36.

Sung, W., Tucker, A., Bergeron, D., Lynch, M., and Thomas, W. K. (2010) Simple sequence repeat variation in the Daphnia pulex genome. BMC Genomics 11: 691.

Li, W*, Tucker, A*, Sung, W, Thomas, WK, and Lynch, M (2009) Extensive, recent intron gains in Daphnia populations. Science 326: 1260-1262.

Porazinska, D L, Giblin-Davis, RM, Faller, L, Farmerie, W, Kanzaki, N, Morris, K, Powers, TO, Tucker, AE, Sung, W, and Thomas, WK (2009) Evaluating high-throughput sequencing as a method for metagenomic analysis of nematode diversity. Molecular Ecology Resources 9(6):1439-50.