Jacqueline A. Robinson, PhD


ORCiD Jacqueline A. Robinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute for Human Genetics
University of California, San Francisco


Ph.D. Biology, 2017
University of California, Los Angeles
Advisor: Dr. Robert K. Wayne

B.S. Biological Sciences, 2008
University of Southern California


Robinson, J.A., Brown, C., Kim, B.Y., Lohmueller, K.E., and Wayne, R.K., 2018. Purging of strongly deleterious mutations explains long-term persistence and absence of inbreeding depression in island foxes. Current Biology 28, 3487–3494. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.066

vonHoldt, B.M., Cahill, J., Fan, Z., Gronau, I., Robinson, J.A., Pollinger, J.P., Shapiro, B., Wall, J.D., Wayne, R.K., 2016. Whole genome sequence analysis shows two endemic species of North American wolf are admixtures of the coyote and gray wolf. Science Advances, 2(7), e1501714. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1501714

Robinson, J.A., Ortega Del-Vecchyo, D., Fan, Z., Kim, B.Y., vonHoldt, B.M., Marsden, C.D., Lohmueller, K.E., and Wayne, R.K., 2016. Genomic flatlining in the endangered island fox. Current Biology 26, 1183–1189. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.062

Schweizer, R.M., Robinson, J., Harrigan, R., Silva, P., Galverni, M., Musiani, M., Green, R.E., Novembre, J. and Wayne, R.K., 2016. Targeted capture and resequencing of 1040 genes reveal environmentally driven functional variation in grey wolves. Molecular Ecology 25, 357-379. doi:10.1111/mec.13467

Koepfli, K.P., Pollinger, J., Godinho, R., Robinson, J., Lea, A., Hendricks, S., Schweizer, R.M., Thalmann, O., Silva, P., Fan, Z. and Yurchenko, A.A., 2015. Genome-wide evidence reveals that African and Eurasian golden jackals are distinct species. Current Biology 25, 2158-2165. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.06.060

Gold, D.A., Robinson, J., Farrell, A.B., Harris, J.M., Thalmann, O. and Jacobs, D.K., 2014. Attempted DNA extraction from a Rancho La Brea Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi): prospects for ancient DNA from asphalt deposits. Ecology and Evolution 4, 329-336. doi:10.1002/ece3.928

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