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Michael DeGiorgio

Michael DeGiorgio

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Assistant Professor of Biology

502B Wartik Laboratory
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814)867-5366
Lab Address: 502 Wartik Laboratory
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Education

  1. Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2011
  2. M.S., University of Michigan, 2008
  3. B.S., University of Central Florida, 2006

Postdoc Training

  1. University of California, Berkeley, 2011-2013

Honors and Awards

  1. Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in Computational and Evolutionary Molecular Biology, 2017-Present
  2. National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, 2011-2013

Selected Publications

AM Harris, M DeGiorgio (2017). An unbiased estimator of gene diversity with improved variance for samples containing related and inbred individuals of any ploidy. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics doi:10.1534/g3.116.037168

C Prada, B Hanna, AF Budd, C Woodley, J Schmutz, J Grimwood, R Iglesias-Prieto, JM Pandolfi, D Levitan, N Knowlton, H Kitano, M DeGiorgio*, M Medina* (2016) Empty niches after extinctions increase population sizes of modern corals. Current Biology 26:1-5.

J Lindo, E Huerta-Sánchez, S Nakagome, M Rasmussen, B Petzelt, J Mitchell, JS Cybulski, E Willerslev, M DeGiorgio, RS Malhi (2016) A time transect of exomes from a Native American population before and after European contact. Nature Communications 7:13175.

A Fungtammasan, M Tomaszkiewicz, R Campos-Sanchez, K Eckert, M DeGiorgio, KD Makova (2016) Reverse transcription errors and RNA-DNA differences at short tandem repeats. Molecular Biology and Evolution 10:2744-2758.

M DeGiorgio, NA Rosenberg (2016) Consistency and inconsistency of consensus methods for inferring species trees from gene trees in the presence of ancestral population structure. Theoretical Population Biology 110:12-24.

M DeGiorgio, CD Huber, MJ Hubisz, I Hellmann, R Nielsen (2016) SweepFinder2: Increased sensitivity, robustness, and flexibility. Bioinformatics 32:1895-1897.

M Raghavan*, M Steinrücken*, K Harris*, S Schiffels*, S Rasmussen*, M DeGiorgio*, A Albrechtsen*, C Valdiosera*, MC Ávila-Arcos*, A-S Malaspinas*, A Eriksson, I Moltke, M Metspalu, JR Homburger, J Wall, OE Cornejo, JV Moreno-Mayar, TS Korneliussen, T Pierre, M Rasmussen, PF Campos, P de Barros Damgaard, ME Allentoft, J Lindo, E Metspalu, R Rodríguez-Varela, J Mansilla, C Henrickson, A Siguin-Orlando, H Malmström, T Safford Jr, SS Shingarpure, A Moreno-Esrada, M Karmin, K Tambets, A Bergström, Y Xue, V Warmuth, A Friend, J Singarayer, P Valdes, F Balloux, I Leboreiro, JL Vera, H Rangel-Villalobos, D Pettener, D Luiselli, LG Davis, E Heyer, CPE Zollikofer, MS Ponce de León, CI Smith, V Grimes, K-A Pike, M Deal, BT Fuller, B Arriaza, V Standen, MF Luz, F Ricaut, N Guidon, L Osipova, MI Voevoda, OL Posukh, O Balanovsky, M Lavryashina, Y Bogunov, E Khusnutdinova, M Gubina, E Balanovska, S Fedorova, S Litvinov, B Malyarchuk, M Derenko, MJ Mosher, D Archer, J Cybulski, B Petzelt, J Mitchell, R World, PJ Norman, P Parham, BM Kemp, T Kivisild, C Tyler-Smith, MS Sandhu, M Crawford, R Villems, DG Smith, MR Waters, T Goebel, JR Johnson, RS Malhi, M Jakobsson, DJ Meltzer, A Manica, R Durbin, CD Bustamante, YS Song, R Nielsen, E Willerslev (2015) Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and Recent population history of Native Americans. Science doi:10.1126/science.aab3884.

M DeGiorgio, KE Lohmueller, R Nielsen (2014) A model-based approach for identifying signatures of ancient balancing selection in genetic data. PLoS Genetics 10:e1004561.

M DeGiorgio, J Syring, AJ Eckert, A Liston, R Cronn, DB Neale, NA Rosenberg (2014) An empirical evaluation of two-stage species tree inference strategies using a multilocus dataset from North American pines. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:67.

M DeGiorgio, JH Degnan (2014) Robustness to divergence time underestimation when inferring species trees from estimated gene trees. Systematic Biology 63:66-82.

E Huerta-Sánchez*, M DeGiorgio*, L Pagani*, A Tarekegn, R Ekong, T Antao, A Cardona, HE Montgomery, GL Cavalleri, PA Robbins, ME Weale, N Bradman, E Bekele, T Kivisild, C Tyler-Smith, R Nielsen (2013) Genetic signatures reveal high-altitude adaptation in a set of Ethiopian populations. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1877-1888.

M DeGiorgio, NA Rosenberg (2013) Geographic sampling scheme as a determinant of the major axis of genetic variation in principal components analysis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:480-488.

M DeGiorgio, JH Degnan, NA Rosenberg (2011) Coalescence-time distributions in a serial founder model of human evolutionary history. Genetics 189:579-593.

M DeGiorgio*, I Jankovic*, NA Rosenberg (2010) Unbiased estimation of gene diversity in samples containing related individuals: exact variance and arbitrary ploidy. Genetics 186:1367-1387.

M DeGiorgio, JH Degnan (2010) Fast and consistent estimation of species trees using supermatrix rooted triples. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27:552-659.

M DeGiorgio, M Jakobsson, NA Rosenberg (2009) Explaining worldwide patterns of human genetic variation using a coalescent-based serial founder model of migration outward from Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106:16057-16062.

M DeGiorgio, NA Rosenberg (2009) An unbiased estimator of gene diversity in samples containing related individuals. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26:501-512.