Ph.D. 2008 University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Title: Evolutionary Dynamics of Gene Families and the Fourth Chromosome in Drosophila. Advisor: Prof. Manyuan Long
M.A. 2008 University of Chicago, The Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science. Title: Bateson and His Refusal of the Chromosomal Theory of Inheritance. Advisors: Prof. William Wimsatt & Prof. Robert J. Richards
M.S. 2004 University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Advisor: Prof. Manyuan Long
B.S. 2002 Oregon State University, Physiology with a Biology minor
B.S. 2002 Oregon State University, Philosophy
Jan. 2013 - present Richard Benton Lab, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne
Jan. 2017 - present Member of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Oct. 2008 - Dec. 2012 Andrew G. Clark Lab, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University
2017 Angela M. Early, J. Roman Arguello, Margarida Cardoso-Moreira, Srikanth Gottipati, Jennifer K. Grenier, and Andrew G. Clark. Survey of Global Genetic Diversity within the Drosophila Immune System. Genetics, 205: 353-366.
2016 Vincent Croset, Michael Schleyer, J. Roman Arguello, Bertram Gerber, and Richard Benton. A molecular and neuronal basis for amino acid sensing in the Drosophila larva. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 34871
2016 J. Roman Arguello, Margarida Cardoso-Moreira, Jennifer Grenier , Srikanth Gottipati, Andrew G. Clark, Richard Benton. Extensive local adaptation within the chemosensory system following D. melanogaster's global expansion. Nature Communications, 7:11855
2016 Margarida Cardoso-Moreira, J. Roman Arguello, Srikanth Gottipati, L. G. Harshman, Jennifer K. Grenier, Andrew G. Clark. Evidence for the fixation of gene duplications by positive selection in Drosophila. Genome Research, 26: 787-798.
2015 Jennifer K. Grenier*, J. Roman Arguello*, Margarida Cardoso Moreira, Srikanth Gottipati, Jaaved Mohammed, Sean R. Hackett, Rachel Boughton, Anthony J. Greenberg, Andrew G. Clark. Global Diversity Lines - A five-continent reference panel of sequenced Drosophila melanogaster strains. G3, 5: 593-603. (*equal contribution)
2010 J. Roman Arguello, Yue Zhang, Tomoyuki Kado, Chuanzhu Fan, Ruoping Zhao, Hideki Innan, Wen Wang, and Manyuan Long. Recombination yet inefﬁcient selection along the D. melanogaster subgroup’s fourth chromosome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27: 848-861.
2008 Shuang Yang*, J. Roman Arguello*, Xin Li, Yun Ding, Qi Zhou, Ying Chen, Yue Zhang, Ruoping Zhao, Frederic Brunet, Lixin Peng, Manyuan Long, Wen Wang. Repetitive Element-mediated Recombination as a Mechanism for New Gene Origination in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics, 4(1): e3. (*equal contribution)
2007 Carolyn S. McBride*, J. Roman Arguello*. Five Drosophila Genomes Reveal Nonneutral Evolution and the Signature of Host Specialization in the Chemoreceptor Superfamily. Genetics, 177: 1395-1416. (*equal contribution)
2007 Drosophila Comparative Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium. Evolution of genes and genomes on the Drosophila phylogeny. Nature 450, 203-218. (Organizer and coauthor of chemosensory system section of paper)
2007 J. Roman Arguello, Chuanzhu Fan, Wen Wang and Manyuan Long. Origination of Chimeric Genes through DNA-level Recombination. Volff J-N (ed): Gene and Protein Evolution, Genome Dynamics. Karger Basel, Switzerland, vol 3, pp.147-162.
2005 Eric A. Hoffman, Nicolas Kolm, Anders Berglund, J. Roman Arguello, and Adam G. Jones. Genetic structure in a coral reef associated Banggai cardinal fish, Pterapogon kauderni. Molecular Ecology, 14: 1467-1375.
2004 Jones, A. G., J. Roman Arguello, and S. J. Arnold. Molecular parentage analysis in experimental newt populations: the response of mating system measures to variation in operational sex ratio. American Naturalist, 164: 444-456.
2002 Jones, A. G., J. Roman Arguello, and S. J. Arnold. Validation of Bateman’s principles: a genetic study of mating patterns and sexual selection in newts. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences, 269: 2533-2539.
J. Roman Arguello, Stefan Laurent, Greg Ewing, Jennifer Grenier , Srikanth Gottipati, Andrew G. Clark. Demographic Inferences for globally dispersed populations of D. melanogaster.
Awards and Funding
2013 Novartis Foundation Research Grant: Sensory Neuroevolution: A Cross-Species Examination of Drosophila’s Taste System
2009-10 Center for Comparative and Population Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship (3CPG), Cornell University
2008 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s Walter Fitch Student Prize Runner-up
2007-08 William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship, U. of Chicago (University-wide award recognizing outstanding thesis work)
2007 NSF/JSPS Eastern Asian and Pacific Institutes Fellowship (w/Hideki Innan at The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)
2006-07 Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology GAANN Fellow
2004-06 Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution GAANN Fellow
2003-04 NSF Biological and Chemistry Interface Fellow, University of Chicago
2003-04 NSF Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention
2002-03 Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution GAANN Fellow
Teaching & Mentoring
Winter 2016-17 UNIL: Master thesis mentor (w/ Thomas Auer) within Benton Lab: Raquel Alvarez Ocana
Fall 2015 UNIL: Teaching Assistant, Experimental Design (BSc3). Supervised by Tadeusz J. Kawecki
Fall 2013-15 UNIL: Teaching Assistant, Chemosensory Biology (BSc3). Taught by Prof. Richard Benton
Summer 2014 UNIL: SUR Undergraduate Research Mentor
2009-11 Cornell: Research mentor for research assistant within Clark Lab
Spring 2008 U. of Chicago: Teaching Assistant, The Committee on the Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science: Genetics In an Evolutionary Perspective (CHSS 34201). Taught by Prof. William Wimsatt.
Fall 2006-07 U. of Chicago: Teaching Assistant, Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution (Biosci 20185). Taught by Prof. Greg Dwyer & Prof. Jerry Coyne
2017 Queen Mary University of London, Biological & Chemical Sciences: Drosohila as a model for sensory neurobiology evolution
2017 Texas A&M, Dept. of Biology: Evolution of Sensory Neural Systems
2017 University of Lausanne, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution: Evolution of Sensory Neural Systems
2016 University of Geneva, Dept. of Genetics and Evolution Seminar: Evolution of Sensory Neural Systems
2016 European Society for Evolutionary Development: Evolution of Olfactory Channels in Drosophila (Poster)
2015 European Society for Evolutionary Biology : Extensive Local Adaptation in Chemosensory Perception as D. melanogaster Expanded Globally (Oral)
2015 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution : Extensive Local Adaptation in Chemosensory Perception as D. melanogaster Expanded Globally (Oral)
2015 Satellite meeting SMBEBA : Local Adaptation in Chemosensory Perception as D. melanogaster Expanded Globally (Poster)
2014 NeuroFly: Recent Adaptation in D. melanogaster’sChemosensory Protein Families (Poster)
2014 Life Science Switzerland (LS2): Accessing the Extent of Recent Adaptation in D. melanogaster’s Peripheral Chemosensory Protein Families. (Poster)
2013 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution: Population Structure and Demographic Inference for Geographically Diverse Populations of D. melanogaster Using Complete Genome Sequence. (Poster)
2012 Patton Symposium - Perspectives on Insect Nutrition (Cornell’s Entomology Dept.): Yeast Volatile Variation and Drosophila Preference. (Oral)
2010 Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Washington D.C.: Towards Natural Variation in Olfactory Receptor Neuron Response. (Poster)
2009 Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago IL: Population variation and divergence along the fourth chromosome in D. yakuba, D. simulans, and D. melanogaster (Poster)
2008 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s Walter Fitch Student Award Symposium: Repetitive Elements and the Rise of New Genes in the D. melanogaster Subgroup. (Oral)
2008 University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology’s Annual Student Seminar: Repetitive Elements and the Rise of New Genes in the D. melanogaster Subgroup. (Oral)
2008 Annual Drosophila Conference: Repetitive Elements and the Rise of New Genes in the D. melanogaster Subgroup. (Oral)
2007 Kunming Institute of Zoology: Evolutionary Dynamics of the Chemoreceptor Superfamily in the D. melanogaster subgroup. (Oral)
2007 JSPS Summer Program, Hayama Japan: Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics of the 4th Chromosome From 3 Drosophila Species. (Poster)
2006 University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology’s Annual Student Seminar: Molecular Evolution of the Chemoreceptor Superfamily in the D. melanogaster Subgroup and the Effect of Host Specialization. (Oral)
2006 Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution: Origination of an X-linked Testes Chimeric Gene by Illegitimate Recombination in Drosophila. (Oral)
2006 University of Chicago, Ecology and Evolution Department’s Natural History Seminar: Genomic Rearrangements Involving Protein Coding Regions in Drosophila. (Oral)
2005 Evolution Conference, Fairbanks AK: A case study of a newly duplicated gene and sex-limited expression (Poster)