Joaquin C. B. Nunez, Ph.D., Evolutionary Biologist
Welcome to my personal website. I am a Research Associate in Evolutionary Genomics at The University of Virginia's Biology department.
My research studies how evolution shapes functional genetic variation in natural populations living in highly variable environments. I seek to build an integrative view of the role of selection in nature from single mutations to complex phenotypes. My research is conducted in the laboratory of Alan Bergland at UVA.
SELECTED RESEARCH ARTICLES
Nunez JCB, Rong S, Damian-Serrano A, Burley JT, Elyanow RG, Ferranti DA U, Neil KB, Glenner H, Rosenblad MA, Blomberg A, Johannesson K, Rand DM. (2020) “Ecological load and balancing selection in circumboreal barnacles”, Molecular Biology and Evolution, msaa227, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msaa227
Nunez JCB, Flight PA, Neil KB, Rong S, Eriksson LA, Ferranti DA, Rosenblad MA, Blomberg A, and Rand DM. (2020). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; Feb;117(10). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1918232117
Brown University News: Barnacles offer genetic clues on how organisms adapt to changing environments (March 2020).
Brown University Kudos: Sheltered in place (Feb 2020)
NSF Highlights (NSF Youtube channel)
CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH BOOKS
Nunez JCB, Elyanow RG, Ferranti DA, and Rand DM (2018)
In Population Genomics: Marine Organisms Series, edited by Marjorie Oleksiak and Om Rajora, Springer, Cham.