Janis Antonovics

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Janis Antonovics FRS (born 1942 in Riga, Soviet Union) is a Latvian-born American biologist, and Lewis and Clark Professor of Biology, at University of Virginia.[1]


He was educated at Gravesend Grammar School (1953-1960), graduating from Clare College, Cambridge with a B.A. in 1963, and from University of Wales with a Ph.D. in 1966. He lectured at Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin.[2]


He is a 1991 Guggenheim Fellow.[3] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1988.[4] He won the 1999 Sewall Wright Award.


  • Antonovics, J. 2005. "Plant venereal diseases: insights from a messy metaphor". New Phytologist 165: 71-80.[5]
  • Antonovics, J., Hood, M. E., and Baker, C. H. 2006. "Was the 1918 flu avian in origin?" Nature 440: E9[5]
  • Antonovics, J., Abbate, J.L., Baker, C. H., Daley, D., Hood, M. E., Jenkins, C. E., Johnson, L. J., Murray, J. J., Panjeti, V., Volker H. W. Rudolf, V. W. H., Sloan, D., Vondrasek, J. 2007. "Evolution by any other name: antibiotic resistance and avoidance of the e-word". PLOS Biology 5: e30.[5]
  • Rudolf, V., and Antonovics, J. 2007. "Disease transmission by cannibalism: rare event or common occurrence?" Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 274:1205-10 [5]


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