Amanda Moehring, PhD
Genetics of behaviour and species formation
The Moehring lab studies the genetics of complex traits. Our research focuses on the genetic basis of variation in behaviour and the genetics of species isolation. We use the model system of Drosophiladue 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
- Laturney, M. and A. J. Moehring. 2012. Fine-scale genetic analysis of species-specific female preference in Drosophila simulans. J. Evol. Biol. 25:1718-1731.
- Laturney, M. and A. J. Moehring. 2012. The genetic basis of female mate preference and species isolation in Drosophila. Int. J. Evol. Biol. 2012:328392.
- Moehring, A. J. (in press). Speciation. Brenner’s Online Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd edition, eds. S. Maloy and K. Hughes.
- Kanippayoor, R. and A. J. Moehring. 2012. Allelic expression of Drosophila protamines during spermatogenesis. Int. J. Evol. Biol. 2012:947381.
- McNiven, V. T. K., H. LeVassuer-Viens, R. Kanippayoor, M. Laturney and A. J. Moehring. 2011. The genetic basis of evolution, adaptation and speciation. Mol. Ecol. 20:5119-5122.