Justin Kratovil

Assistant Professor In-Residence

Molecular and Cell Biology

Postdoctoral training: University of Connecticut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Storrs, CT
Postdoctoral training: University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology, Lexington, KY
Ph.D.: Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
MS: Biology, Smith College, Northampton, MA
BA: Biology, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY

Fisher CR, Kratovil JD, Angelini DR, Jockusch EL. Out from under the wing: reconceptualizing the insect wing gene regulatory network as a versatile, general module for body-wall lobes in arthropods. Proc Biol Sci. 2021 Dec 22;288(1965):20211808. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1808. Epub  2021 Dec 22. PMID: 34933597; PMCID: PMC8692954.

Everson KM, Gray LN, Jones AG, Lawrence NM, Foley ME, Sovacool KL, Kratovil JD, Hotaling S, Hime PM, Storfer A, Parra-Olea G, Percino-Daniel R, Aguilar-Miguel X, O’Neill EM,    Zambrano L, Shaffer HB, Weisrock DW. Geography is more important than life history in the recent diversification of the tiger salamander complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 Apr   27;118(17):e2014719118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2014719118. PMID: 33888580; PMCID: PMC8092605.

Hime PM, Lemmon AR, Lemmon EM, Scott-Prendini E, Brown JM, Thomson RS, Noonan BP, Pyron AR, Peloso PLV, Kortyna M, Kratovil JD, Keogh JS, Donnellan SC, Mueller RL, Raxworthy  CJ, Kunte K, Ron S, Das S, Gaitonde N, Green DM, Labisko J, Che J, Weisrock DW. 2020 Phylogenomics reveals ancient gene tree discordance in the amphibian tree of life. Systematic  Biology. 70(1):49-66. https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syaa034

Weisrock DW, Hime PM, Nunziata SO, Jones K, Murphy MO, Hotaling S, Kratovil JD. 2018. Surmounting the large-genome “problem” for genomic data generation in salamanders. In:  Population Genomics: Wildlife. Editors Hohenlohe P, Rajora O. Springer, New York.

Tilley, S.G, J. Bernardo, L.A. Katz, L. López, J.D. Roll, R.L. Eriksen, J. Kratovil, N.K.J. Bittner, and K.A. Crandall. 2013. Failed species, innominate forms, and the vain search for species limits:   Cryptic diversity in dusky salamanders (Desmognathus) of eastern Tennessee. Ecology and Evolution 3:2547-2567.


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