Hopi Hoekstra

Hopi Hoekstra

Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Curator of Mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology
Hopi Hoekstra.

Research Interests

Evolutionary genetics of natural populations of mammals, with specific focus on ecological genetics and genomics

Related Publications

Robinson, G.E. et al. 2010 Empowering 21st century biology. BioScience 60:923-930.

Hoekstra, H.E. 2010. From mice to molecules: the genetic basis of color adaptation. In the Light of Evolution: Essays from the Laboratory and Field. (Ed. J.B. Losos). Roberts and Co. Publishers, Greenwood Village, CO.

Linnen, C.R. and H.E. Hoekstra. 2009. Measuring natural selection on genotypes and phenotypes. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. 74:155-168.

Mullen, L.M., S.N. Vignieri, J.A. Gore and H.E. Hoekstra. 2009. Adaptive basis of geographic variation: genetic, phenotypic and environmental differentiation among beach mouse populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B 276:3809-3818.

Linnen, C.R., E.P. Kingsley, J.D. Jensen and H.E. Hoekstra. 2009. On the origin and spread of an adaptive allele in deer mice. Science. 325:1095-1098.

Mullen, L.M. and H.E. Hoekstra. 2008. Natural selection along an environmental gradient: a classic cline in mouse pigmentation. Evolution. 62(7): 1555-1570.

Stinchcombe, J.R. and H.E. Hoekstra. 2007. Population genomics and quantitative genetics: combined approaches for finding the genes underlying ecologically important traits. Heredity. 100:158-170.

Environmental Courses

OEB 53: Evolutionary Biology
OEB 230: Speciation
OEB 231: Adaptation


Museum of Comparative Zoology

Faculty Department

Organismic & Evolutionary Biology


Nikki Hughes (617) 496-9054

Contact Information

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