Dr. Abraham Tucker
Chair / Associate Professor of Biology / Embree Professorship
Building/Office: Science (SCI) 106I Slot Number: 14
Abe Tucker is chair of the Department of Biology and Associate Professor of Biology and an evolutionary geneticist. After completing a B.S. in Biology at University of Southern Maine (2003), he completed his Ph.D. in Genetics at University of New Hampshire (2009), and was a postdoctoral scientist at Indiana University (2009-2013). Dr. Tucker’s research interests include comparative and population genomic approaches to understanding the forces of genome evolution (e.g., mutation, selection, drift, recombination, and population structure) in different ecological and population-genetic environments. His studies have described the genomic implications for the evolution of asexuality (i.e., loss of recombination), as well as the evolution of mutation rates. In Dr. Tucker’s lab at SAU, students can gain experience in a number of research areas including field collection of organisms, live-culture maintenance, molecular biology lab work, and bioinformatic analysis of genetic/genomic data. He currently teaches Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Biology, Principles of Biology I, Viral Genetics, and Genome Evolution.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biology, Indiana University
- Ph.D., Genetics, University of New Hampshire
- B.S., Biology, University of Southern Maine