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J. Andrew DeWoody

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Professor of Genetics
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Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

J. Andrew DeWoody did his undergraduate studies in Wildlife and Fisheries at Texas A&M University.  After a brief stint as a field biologist with the now-defunct Soil Conservation Service, he returned to A&M to earn an M.S. in Genetics under the tutelage of Rodney Honeycutt and Loren Skow.  Andrew's Ph.D. in Zoology is from Texas Tech University, where he worked with a preeminent mammalogist (Robert Baker).  DeWoody then did a 3-yr postdoc stint with an obscure geneticist named John Avise at the University of Georgia (Department of Genetics).

At Purdue, DeWoody's graduate students have worked in the fields of molecular evolution (Deb Triant), conservation biology (Dave Glista and Jamie Rudnick), and immunogenetics (Sara Turner).  His research has been funded by a variety of organizations including NSF, USDA-NRI, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the National Geographic Society, and the Joint Transportation Research Program.  DeWoody's research has been published in a variety of scientific journals, and electronic reprints are available here.

Research Group - Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Genetics, Wildlife Science

Facilities - Genetics Lab

Areas of Excellence - Applied Ecological Genetics

Awards & Honors

(2013) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue.

(2012) Outstanding Graduate Educator. Purdue FNR.

(2012) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue.

(2011) Ag Research Award. Purdue Ag.

(2011) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue.

(2010) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue.

(2009) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2008) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2005) Associate Editor. Genetica.

Selected Publications

DeWoody, J. (2013). Microsatellite analyses across three diverse vertebrate transcriptomes (Acipenser fulvescens, Ambystoma tigrinum, and Dipodomys spectabilis).. Genome, 56.

DeWoody, J. (2013). To pluck or not to pluck: scientific methodologies should be carefully chosen, not “one size fits all”.. Journal of Avian Biology.

DeWoody, J. (2013). Of contigs and quagmires: next-gen sequencing pitfalls associated with transcriptomic studies.. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13.

DeWoody, J. (2013). Hosts, parasites, and horizontal gene transfer.. Trends in Parasitology, 29.

DeWoody, J. (2012). The effects of contig length and depth on the estimation of SNP frequencies, and the relative abundance of SNPs in protein-coding and non-coding transcripts. BMC Genomics, 13. Retrieved from http://DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-13-259

DeWoody, J. (2012). The effects of contig length and depth on the estimation of SNP frequencies, and the relative abundance of SNPs in protein-coding and non-coding transcripts.. BMC Genomics, 13. Retrieved from http://DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-13-259

DeWoody, J. (2012). A priori and a posteriori approaches for finding genes of evolutionary interest in non-model species: osmoregulatory genes in the kidney transcriptome of the desert rodent Dipodomys spectabilis (banner-tailed kangaroo rat).. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 2012.

DeWoody, J. (2012). A priori and a posteriori approaches for finding genes of evolutionary interest in non-model species: osmoregulatory genes in the kidney transcriptome of the desert rodent Dipodomys spectabilis (banner-tailed kangaroo rat). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D, 2012.

DeWoody, J. (2012). Comparative historical demography of migratory and nonmigratory birds from the Carribean island of Hispaniola. Evolutionary Biology, 39.

DeWoody, J. (2012). Comparative historical demography of migratory and nonmigratory birds from the Carribean island of Hispaniola. Evolutionary Biology, 39.