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Education

PhD 2008      University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Title: Evolutionary Dynamics of Gene Families and the Fourth Chromosome in Drosophila. Advisor: Prof. Manyuan Long

MA 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

MS 2004       University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology. Advisor: Prof. Manyuan Long

BS 2002       Oregon State University, Physiology with a Biology minor

BS 2002       Oregon State University, Philosophy


Research

Jan. 2013 - present          Richard Benton Lab, Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne

March 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

 


Publications

2017           J. Roman Arguello & Richard Benton. Tackling Darwin's "instincts":  The genetic basis of behavioral evolution.  BMC Biology. 15:26.

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          Lucia L. Prieto Godino, Raphael Rytz, Benoîte Bargeton, Liliane Abuin, J. Roman Arguello, Matteo Dal Peraro and Richard Benton. Olfactory receptor pseudo-pseudogenes. Nature, 539: 93-97.

    > Current Biology Dispatch

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.

    > F1000Prime Recommended

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)

    > G3 2015 Spotlighted Article
    > Data: NCBI Sequence Read Archive link

 2013           J. Roman Arguello, Carolina Sellanes, Yann Ru Lou, Robert A. Raguso. Can Yeast (S. cerevisiae) Metabolic Volatiles Provide Polymorphic Signaling? PLoS ONE, 8(8): e70219.

 2012           Margarida Cardoso-Moreira, J. Roman Arguello, Andrew G. Clark. Mutation spectrum of Drosophila CNVs revealed by breakpoint sequencing. Genome Biology, 13:R119.

2011           J. Roman Arguello & Tim Connallon. Gene Duplication and Ectopic Gene Conversion in Drosophila. Genes, 2: 131-151.

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)

    > Highlighted in Trends in Ecology & Evolution

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.

2006           J. Roman Arguello, Ying Chen, Shuang Yang, Wen Wang, Manyuan Long. Origination of an X-linked Testes Chimeric Gene by Illegitimate Recombination in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics, 2(5): e77.

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.

2004           Hoffman, E. A., J. Roman Arguello, N. Kolm, A. Berglund, and A. G. Jones. Eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci in a coral reef fish, Pterapogon kauderni. Molecular Ecology Notes, 4: 342-344.

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.

 


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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
 

 


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Academic Presentations  

 

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)