Professional Interests

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Ph.D. 2004, Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
B.A. Biology, Chemistry (double major) 1996, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina


  1. Feng, X., Kambic, L., Nishimoto, J. H., Reed, F. A., Denton, J. A., Sutton, J. T., & Gantz, V. M. (2021).
    Evaluation of Gene Knockouts by CRISPR as Potential Targets for the Genetic Engineering of Culex quinquefasciatus.
    The CRISPR Journal 4(4).
  2. Costantini, M. S., Medeiros, M. C., Crampton, L. H., & Reed, F. A. (2021).
    Wild gut microbiomes reveal individuals, species, and location as drivers of variation in two critically endangered tropical birds.
    bioRxiv preprint 2021.05.28.446199
  3. Láruson, Á. J., & Reed, F. A. (2021).
    Population Genetics with R: An Introduction for Life Scientists.
    Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN 978-0-19-882954-6
  4. Denton, J. A., Velasque, M., & Reed, F. A. (2021).
    Cross-species Transcriptomic Network Analysis Reveals Links Between Ribosomal Protein Mutation and Cancer.
    bioRxiv preprint 2020.12.11.420604.
  5. Reed, F. A., & de Couet, H. G. (2021).
    Oncofly: A CURE for Cancer.
    bioRxiv preprint 2021.01.07.425757.
  6. Láruson, Á. J., Coppard, S. E., Pespeni, M. H., & Reed, F. A. (2018).
    Gene expression across tissues, sex, and life stages in the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla [Toxopneustidae, Odontophora, Camarodonta].
    Marine Genomics, 41, 12-18.
  7. Reed, F. A., Aquino-Michaels, T. G., Costantini, M. S., Láruson, Á. J., & Sutton, J. T. (2018).
    RPM-Drive: A robust, safe, and reversible gene drive system that remains functional after 200+ generations.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1806.05304 [q-bio.PE].
  8. Kingston, S. E., Martino, P., Melendy, M., Reed, F. A., & Carlon, D. B. (2018).
    Linking genotype to phenotype in a changing ocean: inferring the genomic architecture of a blue mussel stress response with genome-wide association.
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(3), 346-361.
  9. Bryk, J., Reeves, R. G., Reed, F. A., & Denton, J. A. (2017).
    Transcriptional effects of a positive feedback circuit in Drosophila melanogaster.
    BMC Genomics, 18(1), 1-14.
  10. Reed, F. A. (2017).
    Evolutionary genetic engineering in the Indo-Pacific: Conservation, humanitarian, and social issues.
    arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.01710 [q-bio.PE].
  11. Reed, F. A. (2017).
    CRISPR/Cas9 gene drive: Growing pains for a new technology.
    Genetics, 205(3), 1037-1039.
  12. Láruson, Á. J., & Reed, F. A. (2016).
    Stability of underdominant genetic polymorphisms in population networks.
    Journal of Theoretical Biology, 390, 156-163.
  13. Shafer, A. B., Wolf, J. B., Alves, P. C., Bergström, L., Colling, G., Dalén, L., ... & Zieliński, P. (2016).
    Reply to Garner et al.
    Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(2), 83-84.
  14. Reeves, G., & Reed, F. (2015).
    Stable transformation of a population and a method of biocontainment using haploinsufficiency and underdominance principles.
    U.S. Patent Application No. 14/654,450.
  15. Shafer, A. B., Wolf, J. B., Alves, P. C., Bergström, L., Bruford, M. W., Brännström, I., ... & Zieliński, P. (2015).
    Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice.
    Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30(2), 78-87.
  16. Gokhale, C. S., Reeves, R. G., & Reed, F. A. (2014).
    Dynamics of a combined medea-underdominant population transformation system.
    BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14(1), 1-9.
  17. Reeves, R. G., Bryk, J., Altrock, P. M., Denton, J. A., & Reed, F. A. (2014).
    First steps towards underdominant genetic transformation of insect populations.
    PLoS One, 9(5), e97557.
  18. Reed, F. A., Traulsen, A., & Altrock, P. M. (2013).
    In S. Maloy, & K. Hughes (Eds.), Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics (2nd ed., pp. 247-249). Elsevier, Amsterdam. ISBN 978-0-08-096156-9.
  19. Traulsen, A., & Reed, F. A. (2012).
    From genes to games: cooperation and cyclic dominance in meiotic drive.
    Journal of Theoretical Biology, 299, 120-125.
  20. Reeves, R. G., Denton, J. A., Santucci, F., Bryk, J., & Reed, F. A. (2012).
    Scientific standards and the regulation of genetically modified insects.
    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 6(1), e1502.
  21. Reed, F. A. (2012).
    Modern Human Migrations: The First 200,000 Years.
    In M. Messer, R. Schroeder, & R. Wodak (Eds.) Migrations: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 315-326). Springer, Vienna. ISBN 978-3-7091-0949-6.
  22. Altrock, P. M., Traulsen, A., & Reed, F. A. (2011).
    Stability properties of underdominance in finite subdivided populations.
    PLoS Computational Biology, 7(11), e1002260.
  23. Stemshorn, K. C., Reed, F. A., Nolte, A. W., & Tautz, D. (2011). Rapid formation of distinct hybrid lineages after secondary contact of two fish species (Cottus sp.). Molecular Ecology, 20(7), 1475-1491. (format and add link)
  24. Haubold, B., Reed, F. A., & Pfaffelhuber, P. (2011). Alignment-free estimation of nucleotide diversity. Bioinformatics, 27(4), 449-455. (format and add link)
  25. Altrock, P. M., Traulsen, A., Reeves, R. G., & Reed, F. A. (2010). Using underdominance to bi-stably transform local populations. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 267(1), 62-75. (format and add link)
  26. Allaby, R. G., Friedlaender, F. R., Reed, F. A., Kidd, K. K., Kidd, J. R., Chambers, G. K., ... & Friedlaender, J. S. (2010). Prehistoric Pacific Population Movements. The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring, 143-157. (format and add link)
  27. Tishkoff, S. A., Reed, F. A., Friedlaender, F. R., Ehret, C., Ranciaro, A., Froment, A., ... & Williams, S. M. (2009). The genetic structure and history of Africans and African Americans. science, 324(5930), 1035-1044. (format and add link)
  28. Reed, F. A. (2008). Are Humans Still Evolving?. eLS. (format and add link)
  29. Milinski, M., Sommerfeld, R. D., Krambeck, H. J., Reed, F. A., & Marotzke, J. (2008). The collective-risk social dilemma and the prevention of simulated dangerous climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(7), 2291-2294. (format and add link)
  30. Tishkoff, S. A., & Reed, F. A. (2008). U.S. Patent Application No. 11/976,676. (format and add link)
  31. Friedlaender, J. S., Friedlaender, F. R., Reed, F. A., Kidd, K. K., Kidd, J. R., Chambers, G. K., ... & Weber, J. L. (2008). The genetic structure of Pacific Islanders. PLoS genetics, 4(1), e19. (format and add link)
  32. Tishkoff, S. A., Gonder, M. K., Henn, B. M., Mortensen, H., Knight, A., Gignoux, C., ... & Mountain, J. L. (2007). History of click-speaking populations of Africa inferred from mtDNA and Y chromosome genetic variation. Molecular biology and evolution, 24(10), 2180-2195. (format and add link)
  33. Reed, F. A. (2007). Two-locus epistasis with sexually antagonistic selection: a genetic Parrondo's paradox. Genetics, 176(3), 1923-1929. (format and add link)
  34. Gonder, M. K., Mortensen, H. M., Reed, F. A., de Sousa, A., & Tishkoff, S. A. (2007). Whole-mtDNA genome sequence analysis of ancient African lineages. Molecular biology and evolution, 24(3), 757-768. (format and add link)
  35. Tishkoff, S. A., Reed, F. A., Ranciaro, A., Voight, B. F., Babbitt, C. C., Silverman, J. S., ... & Deloukas, P. (2007). Convergent adaptation of human lactase persistence in Africa and Europe. Nature genetics, 39(1), 31-40. (format and add link)
  36. Reed, F. A., & Tishkoff, S. A. (2006). African human diversity, origins and migrations. Current opinion in genetics & development, 16(6), 597-605. (format and add link)
  37. Reed, F. A., & Aquadro, C. F. (2006). Mutation, selection and the future of human evolution. TRENDS in Genetics, 22(9), 479-484. (format and add link)
  38. Kontanis, E. J., & Reed, F. A. (2006). Evaluation of real‐time PCR amplification efficiencies to detect PCR inhibitors. Journal of forensic sciences, 51(4), 795-804. (format and add link)
  39. Reed, F. A., & Tishkoff, S. A. (2006). Positive selection can create false hotspots of recombination. Genetics, 172(3), 2011-2014. (format and add link)
  40. Reed, F. A., Akey, J. M., & Aquadro, C. F. (2005). Fitting background-selection predictions to levels of nucleotide variation and divergence along the human autosomes. Genome research, 15(9), 1211-1221. (format and add link)
  41. Reed, F. A., Reeves, R. G., & Aquadro, C. F. (2005). Evidence of susceptibility and resistance to cryptic X‐linked meiotic drive in natural populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution, 59(6), 1280-1291. (format and add link)
  42. Reed, F. A. (2004). Characterizing Diversity Reducing Selection in Humans and Fruitflies. Cornell University, August. (format and add link)
  43. Reed, F. A., Kontanis, E. J., Kennedy, K. A., & Aquadro, C. F. (2003). Brief communication: ancient DNA prospects from Sri Lankan highland dry caves support an emerging global pattern. American Journal of Physical Anthropology: The Official Publication of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 121(2), 112-116. (format and add link)
  44. Aquadro, C. F., DuMont, V. B., & Reed, F. A. (2001). Genome-wide variation in the human and fruitfly: a comparison. Current opinion in genetics & development, 11(6), 627-634. (format and add link)


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Academic Employment History

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May 18, 2021 – September 5, 2021