The Moehring lab studies the genetics of complex traits. Our research focuses on the genetic basis of variation in behavior, the genetics of hybrid sterility, and species isolation. We use the model system of Drosophila due to the extensive genetic and molecular tools this species offers, as well as the availability of species that can be hybridized in the laboratory. We use a mix of quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, cellular biology, and behavioural assays in order to understand complex traits.
Degrees and Institutions
BS (Biology): Pacific University, 1997
PhD (Genetics): North Carolina State University (with Dr. Trudy Mackay), 2003
Postdoc: Duke University (with Dr. Mohamed Noor), 2004-2008
Biology 3467B - Evolution and Reproduction
LeVasseur-Viens, H., M. Polak and A. J. Moehring. 2015. No evidence for genital morphology affecting cryptic female choice and reproductive isolation in Drosophila. Evolution 69:1797-807.
Nguyen, T. T. X. and A. J. Moehring. 2015. Accurate alternative measurements for lifetime reproductive success in Drosophila melanogaster. PLoS One. 10(6):e0116679.
LeVasseur-Viens, H. and A. J. Moehring. 2014. Individual genetic contributions to genital shape variation between Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana. Int. J. Evol. Biol. 2014:808247.
Austin, C. J., C. G. Guglielmo and A. J. Moehring. 2014. A direct test of the effects of changing atmospheric pressure on the mating behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Evol. Ecol. 28:535-544.
Dickman, C. T. D. and A. J. Moehring. 2014. Contribution of the X chromosome to a marked reduction in lifespan in interspecies hybrids of Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana. J. Evol. Biol. 27:25-33.