Jacqueline A. Robinson, PhD


ORCiD Jacqueline A. Robinson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Institute for Human Genetics
University of California, San Francisco
Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey D. Wall, Dr. Dara G. Torgerson, Dr. Ryan D. Hernandez


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

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


*Contributed equally

Beichman, A.C., Robinson, J., Lin, M., Moreno-Estrada, A., Nigenda-Morales, S., Harris, K., 2023. Evolution of the mutation spectrum across a mammalian phylogeny. Molecular Biology and Evolution 40, msad213. doi:10.1093/molbev/msad213

Kyriazis, C.C., Robinson, J.A., Lohmueller, K.E., 2023. Using computational simulations to model deleterious variation and genetic load in natural populations. The American Naturalist. doi:10.1086/726736

Nigenda-Morales, S.F.*, Lin, M.*, Nuñez-Valencia, P.G., Kyriazis, C.C., Beichman, A.C., Robinson, J.A., Ragsdale, A.P., Urbán R., J., Archer, F.I., Viloria-Gómora, L., Pérez-Álvarez, M.J., Poulin, E., Lohmueller, K.E., Moreno-Estrada, A., Wayne, R.K., 2023. The genomic footprint of whaling and isolation in fin whale populations. Nature Communications 14, 5465. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-40052-z

Wall, J.D.*, Sathirapongsasuti, J.F.*, Gupta, R.*, Rasheed, A.*, Venkatesan, R.*, Belsare, S., Menon, R., Phalke, S., Mittal, A., Fang, J., Tanneeru, D., Deshmukh, M., Bassi, A., Robinson, J., Chaudhary, R., Murugan, S., ul-Asar, Z., Saleem, I., Ishtiaq, U., Fatima, A., Sheikh, S.S., Hameed, S., Ishaq, M., Rasheed, S.Z., Memon, F.R., Jalal, A., Abbas, S., Frossard, P., Fuchsberger, C., Forer, L., Schoenherr, S., Bei, Q., Bhangale, T., Tom, J., Gadde, S.G.K., B.V., P., Naik, N.K., Wang, M., Kwok, P.Y., Khera, A.V., Lakshmi, B.R., Butterworth, A.S., Chowdhury, R., Danesh, J., di Angelantonio, E., Naheed, A., Goyal, V., Kandadai, R.M., Kumar, H., Borgohain, R., Mukherjee, A., Wadia, P.M., Yadav, R., Desai, S., Kumar, N., Biswas, A., Pal, P.K., Muthane, U.B., Das, S.K., Ramprasad, V.L., Kukkle, P.L., Seshagiri, S., Kathiresan, S., Ghosh, A., Mohan, V.*, Saleheen, D.*, Stawiski, E.W.*, Peterson, A.S.*, 2023. South Asian medical cohorts reveal strong founder effects and high rates of homozygosity. Nature Communications 14, 3377. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-38766-1

Robinson, J.A., 2023. Inbreeding threatens iconic killer whales. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-023-02024-w

Kyriazis, C.C., Robinson, J.A., Nigenda-Morales, S.F., Beichman, A.C., Rojas-Bracho, L., Robertson, K.M., Fontaine, M.C., Wayne, R.K., Taylor, B.L., Lohmueller, K.E., Morin, P.A., 2023. Models based on best-available information support a low inbreeding load and potential for recovery in the vaquita. Heredity. doi:10.1038/s41437-023-00608-7

vonHoldt, B.M., Schweizer, R.M., Stahler, D., Robinson, J.A., Pires, D., Koepfli, K.P., 2023. In Memoriam: Robert K. Wayne, a pioneer of evolutionary genomics for wildlife with an emphasis on endangered species. Journal of Heredity, esad005. doi:10.1093/jhered/esad005

Robinson, J., Kyriazis, C.C., Yuan, S.C., Lohmueller, K.E., 2023. Deleterious variation in natural populations and implications for conservation genetics. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences 11, 93-114. doi:10.1146/annurev-animal-080522-093311

Vilgalys, T.P.*, Fogel, A.S.*, Anderson, J.A., Mututua, R.S., Warutere, J.K., Siodi, I.L., Kim, S.Y., Voyles, T.N., Robinson, J.A., Wall, J.D., Archie, E.A., Alberts, S.C., Tung, J., 2022. Selection against admixture and gene regulatory divergence in a long-term primate field study. Science 377, 635-641. doi:10.1126/science.abm4917

Robinson, J.A.*, Kyriazis, C.C.*, Nigenda-Morales, S.F., Beichman, A.C., Rojas-Bracho, L., Robertson, K.M., Fontaine, M.C., Wayne, R.K., Lohmueller, K.E., Taylor, B.L., Morin, P.A., 2022. The critically endangered vaquita is not doomed to extinction by inbreeding depression. Science 376, 635-639. doi:10.1126/science.abm1742

Robinson, J.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Dudchenko, O., Lieberman Aiden, E., Hendrickson, S.L., Steiner, C.C., Ryder, O.A., Mindell, D.P., Wall, J.D., 2022. Response to Bakker et al. Current Biology 32, R358-R359. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2022.03.049

Wall, J., Robinson, J.A., Cox, L.A., 2022. High-resolution estimates of crossover and noncrossover recombination from a captive baboon colony. Genome Biology and Evolution 14, evac040. doi:10.1093/gbe/evac040

Robinson, J.A., Bowie, R.C.K., Dudchenko, O., Lieberman Aiden, E., Hendrickson, S.L., Steiner, C.C., Ryder, O.A., Mindell, D.P., Wall, J.D., 2021. Genome-wide diversity in the California condor tracks its prehistoric abundance and decline. Current Biology 31, 2939-2946. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.035

Morin, P.A., Archer, F.I., Avila, C.D., Balacco, J.R., Bukhman, Y.V., Chow, W., Fedrigo, O., Formenti, G., Fronczek, J.A., Fungtammasan, A., Gulland, F.M.D., Haase, B., Heide‐Jorgensen, M.P., Houck, M.L., Howe, K., Misuraca, A.C., Mountcastle, J., Musser, W., Paez, S., Pelan, S., Phillippy, A., Rhie, A., Robinson, J., Rojas‐Bracho, L., Rowles, T.K., Ryder, O.A., Smith, C.R., Stevenson, S., Taylor, B.L., Teilmann, J., Torrance, J., Wells, R.S., Westgate, A.J., Jarvis, E.D., 2021. Reference genome and demographic history of the most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita. Molecular Ecology Resources 21, 1008-1020. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13284

Batra, S.S., Levy-Sakin, M., Robinson, J., Guillory, J., Durinck, S., Vilgalys, T.P., Kwok, P.Y., Cox, L.A., Seshagiri, S., Song, Y.S., Wall, J.D., 2020. Accurate assembly of the olive baboon (Papio anubis) genome using long-read and Hi-C data. GigaScience 9, giaa134. doi:10.1093/gigascience/giaa134

Heppenheimer, E., Brzeski, K.E., Hinton, J.W., Chamberlain, M.J., Robinson, J., Wayne, R.K., vonHoldt, B.M., 2020. A genome-wide perspective on the persistence of red wolf ancestry in southeastern canids. Journal of Heredity 111, 277-286. doi:10.1093/jhered/esaa006

Hedrick, P.W., Robinson, J.A., Peterson, R.O., Vucetich, J.A., 2019. Genetics and extinction and the example of Isle Royale wolves. Animal Conservation 22, 302–309. doi:10.1111/acv.12479

Robinson, J.A., Räikkönen, J., Vucetich, L.M., Vucetich, J.A., Peterson, R.O., Lohmueller, K.E.*, Wayne, R.K.*, 2019. Genomic signatures of extensive inbreeding in Isle Royale wolves, a population on the threshold of extinction. Science Advances 5, eaau0757. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aau0757

Robinson, J.A., Birnbaum, S., Newman, D.E., Chan, J., Glenn, J.P., Cox, L.A. Wall, J.D., 2019. Analysis of 100 high coverage genomes from a pedigreed captive baboon colony. Genome Research 29, 848-856. doi:10.1101/gr.247122.118

Robinson, J.A., Brown, C., Kim, B.Y., Lohmueller, K.E.*, 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, 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.*, 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., 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., Yurchenko, A.A., Dobrynin, P., Makunin, A., Cahill, J.A., Shapiro, B., Álvares, F., Brito, J.C., Geffen, E., Leonard, J.A., Helgen, K.M., Johnson, W.E., O’Brien, S.J., Van Valkenburgh, B., Wayne, R.K., 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., 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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