JOAQUIN NUNEZ, Sc.M.
Welcome to my personal website. I am a Ph.D. candidate, NSF-GRFP fellow, and IGERT Research Fellow at Brown University’s department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB).
My research studies how evolution shapes functional genetic variation in natural populations living in highly variable marine environments. I work on various intertidal systems which are natural laboratories to study adaptation. I seek to build an integrative view of the role of selection in nature: from single mutations to complex phenotypes.
My current work is directly supported by the following agencies:
SELECTED RESEARCH ARTICLES
Nunez JCB, Flight PA, Neil KB, Rong S, Eriksson LA, Ferranti DA, Rosenblad MA, Blomberg A, and Rand DM. (2020)
‘Footprints of natural selection at the mannose-6-phosphate isomerase locus in barnacles.’
Proceedings of the National Science Academy Feb;117(10).
Brown University News: Barnacles offer genetic clues on how organisms adapt to changing environments (March 2020).
Brown University Kudos: Sheltered in place (Feb 2020)
Nunez JCB, Biancani L, Flight PA, Rand DM, Crawford DL, and Oleksiak MF. (2018)
‘Stable genetic structure and connectivity in pollution-adapted and nearby pollution-sensitive populations of Fundulus heteroclitus.’
Royal Society Open Science(5): 171532.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH BOOKS
Nunez JCB, Elyanow RG, Ferranti DA, and Rand DM (2018)
‘Population Genomics and Biogeography of the Northern Acorn Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides) using Pooled-Sequencing Approaches.’
In Population Genomics: Marine Organisms Series, edited by Marjorie Oleksiak and Om Rajora, Springer, Cham.