Michael Lynch (geneticist)
6 December 1951 |
Auburn, New York, USA
|Fields||Genetics, Population genetics, Evolution|
|Alma mater||University of Minnesota|
|Doctoral students||Desiree Allen, Hong-Wen Deng, Suzanne Estes, Vaishali Katju, Travis Kibota, Britt Koskella, Kendall Morgan, Angela Omilian, Susanne Paland, Michael Pfrender, Sarah Schaack, Meg Snoke-Smith, Ken Spitze, Michael Vanni, Lawrence Weider|
|Known for||contributions to Population Genetics, Quantitative Genetics,|
|Notable awards||elected member of National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2009|
Michael Lynch (born 1951) is Distinguished Professor of Evolution, Population Genetics and Genomics at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. Besides many highly acclaimed papers, especially in population genetics, he has written a two volume textbook with Bruce Walsh, widely considered the "Bible" of quantitative genetics. He has been a major force in promoting neutral theories to explain genomic architecture based on the effects of population sizes in different lineages; he presented this point of view comprehensively in his 2007 book "The Origins of Genome Architecture". In 2009, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (Evolutionary Biology). Lynch was a Biology undergraduate at St. Bonaventure University and received a B.S. in 1973. He obtained his PhD from the University of Minnesota (Ecology and Behavioral Biology) in 1977.
- Lynch, M. 2007. The Origins of Genome Architecture. Sinauer Assocs., Inc., Sunderland, MA.
- Lynch, M., and J. B. Walsh. 1998. Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits. Sinauer Assocs., Inc., Sunderland, MA.
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