Wolf lab people

Below are links to information about the various present and past members of the lab plus several of our primary collaborators, divided into :

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    .collaborators.

    .technicians.

Under each of these major 'themes' is a list of a few  selected (mainly the most recent) publications.  A more complete list of publications is available via the 'publications' link at the end of each topic.  You can use the links above to jump to a particular topic or scroll down to look through the various problems we work on 


.jason.wolf. 


PhD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA (1998)

Contact details:
Department of Biology & Biochemistry

University of Bath

Claverton Down 

Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

phone: +44.(0).1225.385.012

e-mail: jason(a.t)evolutionarygenetics.org 

skype: jason(dot)wolf

 

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.graduate.students.

The Wolf Lab is currently recruiting students to work on all aspects of the research described on the research page.  Please contact Jason Wolf if you are interested in pursuing a PhD in one of these research areas.  We can also provide help developing project proposals focused in these research areas that can be submitted to various international funding sources.    

Students:

Neil Buttery (PhD 2010) - Fixed and facultative social strategies in Dictyostelium. Now a postdoc at Washintgon University in St Louis with David Queller and Joan Strassman

Parkinson, K, NJ Buttery, JB Wolf* & CRL Thompson 2011. A simple mechanism for complex social behavior. PLoS Biology. 9:(3):e1001039

Buttery NJ, CRL Thompson & JB Wolf 2010. Complex genotype interactions influence social fitness during the development phase of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(8) 1664-1671

Buttery N, DE Rozen, JB Wolf & CR Thompson. 2009. Quantification of social behavior in Dictyostelium discoideum reveals complex fixed and facultative strategies. Current Biology19:1373-1377.

 

Joshua Mutic (PhD 2007) - The quantitative genetics of intraspecific ecological interactions

Mutic, JJ, & JB Wolf. 2007. Indirect genetic effects from ecological interactions in Arabidopsis             thaliana. Molecular Ecology 16(11):2371-2381 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03259.x

Wolf JB, JJ Mutic & PX Kover 2011. Functional genetics of ecological interactions in Arabidopsis thalianaPhilosophical Transaction of the Royal Society 366:1358-1367

 

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Reinmar Hager - funded by a grant from the BBSRC - genome-wide analysis of genomic imprinting in mice.  Now a NERC Fellow at the University of Manchester

Hager R, JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2011. Genotype dependent responses to sibling competition over maternal resources in mice. Heredity doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.115

Wolf JB & R Hager. 2009. Selective abortion and the evolution of genomic imprinting. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 22(12):2519-2523

Hager R, JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009. Change in maternal environment induced by cross-fostering alters genetic and epigenetic effects on complex traits in mice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 276:2949-1954.

Hager R. JM Cheverud & JB Wolf. 2009 Relative contribution of additive, dominance and imprinting effects to phenotypic variation in body size and growth between divergent selection lines of mice. Evolution 63:1118-1128

Hager R, JM Cheverud, LJ Leamy & JB Wolf. 2008. Sex dependent imprinting effects on complex traits in mice. BMC Evolutionary Biology,8:303 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-303.

Wolf, JB, R Hager & JM Cheverud. 2008. Genomic imprinting effects on complex traits: a phenotype based perspective. Epigenetics 3(6):295-299

Wolf, JB, JM Cheverud, C Roseman & R Hager 2008. Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4:e1000091 (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000091)

Hager, R, JM Cheverud, & JB Wolf 2008. Maternal effects as the cause of parent-of-origin dependent effects that mimic genomic imprinting. Genetics, 178:1755-1762

Cheverud, JM, R Hager, G Fawcett, B Wang & JB Wolf. 2008 Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105:4253-4258.

Wolf JB & R. Hager. 2006. A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12): e380 . DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040380


Ed Harris - funded by a NERC grant focused on the evolutionary genetics of competition dependent traits.  Now a Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University

Harris, WE, AJ McKane & JB Wolf. 2007. The maintenance of heritable variation through social competition. Evolution, 62:337-347

Wolf, JB Harris WE & NJ Royle. 2007. The capture of heritable variation for genetic quality through social competition. Genetica, doi:10.1007/s10709-007-9214-x.


Nick Royle- funded by (and co-PI on) a NERC grant focused on the evolutionary genetics of competition dependent traits.  Now a lecturer at the University of Exeter in Cornwall

Wolf, JB Harris WE & NJ Royle. 2007. The capture of heritable variation for genetic quality through social competition. Genetica, doi:10.1007/s10709-007-9214-x.

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.sabbatical.visitors.

Jim Cheverud - Washington University School of Medicine (visited 2006, 2007) - Funded by a Underwood Fellowship from the BBSRC (see below for details of the collaboration)

 

Steve Chenoweth - The University of Queensland (visited 2011). Worked on developing a framework for fitting multivariate models of allelic effects and interpretting multivariate patterns of genetic effects.

 

Hamish Spencer - University of Otago (visited 2012) - Funded by a David Parkin Visiting Professorship from the University of Bath. Worked on population genetic models to understand the evolutionary dynamics of imprinted loci.


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We have worked closely with a number of valued collaborators.  Listed below are the collaborations that have produced papers, along with a brief description of the collaboration.  This is not a comprehensize list, so apologies to anyone who isn't on the list.  The list only includes collaborations that have resulted in published papers, so some ongoing collaborations are not yet listed.  


Jim Cheverud - Washington University School of Medicine - We work with the CHeverud lab on a variety of questions focused on the genetic architecture of complex traits, including factors such as genomic imprinting, maternal effects and epistasis.  (see a few representative publications below - follow the publications link for a full list)

Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2012. Detecting maternal effect loci by statistical cross-fostering. Genetics. doi:10.1534/genetics.111.136440.

Wolf JB, LJ Leamy, CC Roseman, & JM Cheverud. 2011. Disentangling prenatal and postnatal maternal genetic effects reveals persistent prenatal effects on offspring growth. Genetics. 189:1069-1082

Wolf JB & JM Cheverud. 2009 A framework for detecting and characterizing genetic background dependent imprinting effects. Mammalian Genome. 20:681-698 (DOI 10.1007/s00335-009-9209-2).

Wolf, JB, R Hager & JM Cheverud. 2008. Genomic imprinting effects on complex traits: a phenotype based perspective. Epigenetics 3(6):295-299

Wolf, JB, JM Cheverud, C Roseman & R Hager 2008. Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4:e1000091 (doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000091)

Cheverud, JM, R Hager, G Fawcett, B Wang & JB Wolf. 2008 Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105:4253-4258.

Cheverud JM & JB Wolf. 2009. Genetics and evolutionary consequences of maternal effects. Pages 11-37 In: Maternal Effects in Mammals, D. Maestripieri & J. M. Mateo eds., University of C h i c a g o Press



Allen Moore - University of Exeter in Cornwall - We work with the Moore Lab on various projects focused on the quantitative genetics of social evolution.

McGlothlin, JW, AJ Moore, JB Wolf & ED Brodie III. 2010 Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process. III. Social evolution. Evolution 64(9):2558-2574

Bleakley, BH, JB, Wolf & Moore AJ Quantitative genetics of social behavior. In. Social Behaviour: Genes, Ecology and Evolution. T. Szekely, J Komdeur & AJ Moore eds. Cambridge University Press. in press.

Wolf JB & AJ Moore. Interacting phenotypes and indirect genetic effects: a genetic perspective on the evolution of social behavior. In. Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. CW Fox and DF Westneat Eds. in press.

Wolf, JB, Moore, AJ & ED Brodie III. 1999. Maternal and paternal effects in sexual selection and the evolution of parental investment. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 12: 1157-1167

Wolf, JB, Brodie, EDIII., & AJ, Moore 1999. Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process II: Selection resulting from social interactions. The American Naturalist 153:254-266

Moore, AJ, Wolf JB & ED Brodie III. 1998. The influence of direct and indirect genetic effects on the evolution of social behavior: Sexual and social selection meet maternal effects. Pp. 22-41 In: Maternal Effects as Adaptation, T Mousseau & C Fox Editors., Oxford University Press

Wolf, JB, Brodie EDIII., Cheverud, JM, Moore AJ & MJ Wade. 1998 Evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:64-69

Wolf, JB, Moore AJ & ED Brodie III. 1997. The evolution of indicator traits for parental quality: the role of maternal and paternal effects. The American Naturalist 150: 639649 

Moore, AJ, Brodie, EDIII & JB Wolf. 1997. Interacting phenotypes and the evolutionary process I: Indirect genetic effects and the evolution of social interactions. Evolution 51:1352-1362


Larry Leamy - University of North Carolina at Charlotte - We have been collaborating with the Leamy Lab to look at the evolutionary genetics of pleiotropy. 

Wolf JB, LJ Leamy, CC Roseman, & JM Cheverud. 2011. Disentangling prenatal and postnatal maternal genetic effects reveals persistent prenatal effects on offspring growth Genetics. 189:1069-1082

Leamy LJ, CP Klingenberg, E Sherratt, JB Wolf & JM Cheverud. 2008. A search for quantitative trait loci exhibiting imprinting effects on mouse mandible size and shape. Heredity, 101:518-526. doi:10.1038/hdy.2008.79

Hager R, JM Cheverud, LJ Leamy & JB Wolf. 2008. Sex dependent imprinting effects on complex traits in mice. BMC Evolutionary Biology,8:303 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-303.

Wolf, JB Pomp D, Eisen EJ, Cheverud JM & LJ Leamy 2006 The contribution of epistatic pleiotropy to the genetic architecture of covariation among polygenic traits in mice. Evolution & Development 8:468-76

Wolf, JB, Leamy, LJ, Routman, EJ & JM Cheverud. 2005. Epistatic pleiotropy and the genetic architecture of covariation within early- and late-developing skull trait complexes in mice. Genetics, 171:683-694



Chris Thompson - University of Manchester - We have been working with the Thompson Lab on a project looking at the genetics of fixed and facultative social strategies in Dictyostelium discoideum

Parkinson, K, NJ Buttery, JB Wolf* & CRL Thompson 2011. A simple mechanism for complex social behavior. PLoS Biology. 9:(3):e1001039

Buttery NJ, CRL Thompson & JB Wolf 2010. Complex genotype interactions influence social fitness during the development phase of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum.Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23(8) 1664-1671

Buttery N, DE Rozen, JB Wolf & CR Thompson. 2009. Quantification of social behavior in Dictyostelium discoideum reveals complex fixed and facultative strategies. Current Biology 19:1373-1377.




Mike Wade -  Indiana University - We have been working with the Wade Lab on various aspects of maternal effects and more generally on intraspecific interactions. 

Wolf JB & MJ Wade. 2009. What are maternal effects (and what are they not)? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 364:1107-1116

Wolf, JB., Wade MJ & ED Brodie III. 2004. The genotype-environment interaction and evolution when the environment contains genes. Pp. 173-190 In: Phenotypic Plasticity. Functional and Conceptual Approaches, TJ DeWitt & SM Scheiner, eds. Oxford University Press.

Wolf, JB, & MJ Wade. 2001. On the assignment of fitness to parents and offspring: Whose fitness is it and when does it matter?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 347-356

Wolf, JB, ED Brodie III & MJ Wade. 2000 Epistasis and the Evolutionary Process.  Oxford University Press, NY

Wolf, JB, Brodie EDIII., Cheverud, JM, Moore AJ & MJ Wade. 1998 Evolutionary consequences of indirect genetic effects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13:64-69


Charles Fox - University of Kentucky - We have worked with the Fox Lab to look at the evolution of cross-environment genetic correlations and on the book "Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies". 

Czesak, ME Fox CW & JB Wolf. 2006. Experimental evolution of phenotypic plasticity: How predictive are cross-environment genetic correlations?. The American Naturalist 168(3):323-335

Fox CW & JB Wolf. 2006. Evolutionary Genetics: Concepts and Case Studies. Oxford University     Press, NY



Daniel Rozen - University of Manchester - The Rozen lab has been been also been part of the collaboration with the Thompson Lab looking at the evolutionary genetics of fixed and facultative strategies in Dictyostelium discoideum.

Buttery N, DE Rozen, JB Wolf & CR Thompson. 2009. Quantification of social behavior in Dictyostelium discoideum reveals complex fixed and facultative strategies. Current Biology 19:1373-1377.


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.technicians.

Emma Sherratt - currently a postdoc at Harvard University
Will Pitchers - currently a postdoc at Michigan State University
Clive Darwell - currently a PhD student with James Cook at the University of Reading

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