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W. Joe Jones, Ph.D.
Dr. Joe Jones has research and teaching experience in marine biology from Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing CA, Universitat Konstanz, Germany, University of California, Santa Cruz, the University of South Carolina, and the Netherland Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Holland.
W. Joe Jones, Ph. D.
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz. Dissertation: DNA sequence divergence and speciation in two California minnows (Cyprinidae: Lavinia exilicauda and L. (=Hesperoleucus) symmetricus. Advisor: Dr. Giacomo Bernardi.
M.S. Marine Science (Biology), University of South Carolina. Thesis: Genetic structure of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) populations north and south of Cape Hatteras. Advisor: Dr. Joe Quattro.
B.S. Marine Science (Biology), cum laude, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.
Director, Environmental Genomics Core facility, University of South Carolina SC
Research Associate, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing CA
Postdoctoral Researcher, Universitat Konstanz, Germany.
Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Research Assistant, Marine Science Program, University of South Carolina, S.C.
Teaching Assistant, Marine Science Program, University of South Carolina, S.C.
Visiting Research Scientist, Netherland Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Holland.
Summer Fellow, Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program, University of South Carolina, S.C.
Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation.
Genetic Resource Conservation Program Award, UC Davis
David Gaines Memorial Award, UCSC
Earl and Ethyl Myers Trust Fund Award, UCSC
Raney Award, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Theodore Roosevelt Award, American Museum of Natural History
Lerner Gray Award, American Museum of Natural History
10 most recent publications (in chronological order)
Jones, W., S. Johnson, G. Rouse, and R. Vrijenhoek. 2008. Marine worms (genus Osedax) colonize cow bones. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275:387-391.
Jones, W., C. Preston, R. Marin, III, C. Scholin, and R. Vrijenhoek. 2008. A robotic molecular method for in situ detection of marine invertebrate larvae. Molecular Ecology Resources 8:540-550.
Rouse, G., K. Worsaae, S. Johnson, W. Jones, and R. Vrijenhoek. 2008. Acquisition of dwarf male “harems” by recently settled females of Osedax roseus n. sp. (Siboglinidae; Annelida). Biological Bulletin 214:67-82.
Won, Y.-J., W. Jones, and R. Vrijenhoek. 2008. Absence of cospeciation between deep-sea mytilids and their thiotrophic endosymbionts. Journal of Shellfish Research 27:129-138.
Aguilar, A., and W. Jones. 2009. Nuclear and mitochondrial diversification in two native California minnows: insights into taxonomic identity and regional phylogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 51:373-381.
Hamp, T., W. Jones, and A. Fodor. 2009. Effects of Experimental Choices and Analysis Noise on Surveys of the “Rare Biosphere”. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:3263-3270.
Jones, W. 2009. High-throughput sequencing and metagenomics. Estuaries and Coasts 10.1007/s12237-009-9182-8.
Scholin, C., G. Douchette, S. Jensen, B. Roman, P. D, R. Marin, III, C. Preston, W. Jones, J. Feldman, C. Everlove, A. Harris, N. Alvarado, Massion, E, J. Birch, Greenfield, D, K. Wheeler, R. C. Vrijenhoek, C. Mikulski, and K. Jones. 2009. Remote detection of marine microbes, small invertebrtaes, harmful algae and biotoxins using the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP). Oceanography.
Turnbaugh, P., M. Hamady, T. Yatsunenko, B. Cantarel, A. Duncan, R. Ley, M. SOgin, W. Jones, B. Roe, J. Affourtit, B. Henrissat, A. Heath, R. Knight, and J. Gordon. 2009. A core gut microbiome in obese and lean twins. Nature 457:480-484.
Holland, N., J. Ellena, W. J. Jones, H. Ruhl, and K. Smith. in press. Tergivelum baldwini gen. n., sp. n., an epibenthic acorn worm (Hemichordata: Enteropneusta) living in the deep sea. Zoosystema.