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Tami Panhuis, Ph.D.

Current Address:
Department of Biology
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
tamip@u.washington.edu
Telephone: 951-827-6364 (laboratory)


Post-Doctoral Fellowships:
D. Reznick Laboratory (current)
University of California, Riverside
Research on the molecular evolution of the placenta in Poeciliid species.

D. Fairbairn Laboratory (current)
University of California, Riverside
Research on the function and biochemistry of Aquarius remigis sperm

W. Swanson Laboratory (2004-2005)
University of Washington, WA
Research on the molecular evolution of female reproductive proteins in Drosophila

Education:
Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology (2004)
University of California, Riverside, CA
Dissertation: “Population genetics of accessory gland proteins and male-female postmating interactions in Drosophila melanogaster”

B.S. Zoology & Life Sciences (1997)
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
High Honors in Zoology & Honors in Life Sciences
Honors Research Thesis: “Male-male competition in Stalk-eyed flies”

Publications:
Panhuis, T.M., W.J. Swanson, and L. Nunney. (2003) Population genetics of accessory gland
proteins and sexual behavior in Drosophila melanogaster from Evolution Canyon. Evolution 57:2785-2791.

Panhuis, T.M., R. Butlin, M. Zuk, and T. Tregenza. (2001) Sexual selection and speciation.
Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16:364-371

Panhuis, T.M. and G.S. Wilkinson. (1999) Exaggerated male eye span influences contest
outcome in stalk-eyed flies (Diopsidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46:221-227

In Press
Panhuis, T.M, Clark N.L., and Swanson. W.J. 2005. Rapid Evolution of Reproductive Proteins
in Abalone and Drosophila. Phil. Trans. R. Soc., in press.

In Preparation
Panhuiis, T.M. and W. Swanson (in prep. 2005) Population genetic analysis of Drosophila
female reproductive tract proteins.

Panhuis, T.M. and L. Nunney (in prep. 2005) Insight into the co-evolution of post-mating
interactions between the sexes: relatedness suppresses productivity of singly mated
female Drosophila melanogaster. Manuscript available.

Panhuis, T.M. and L. Nunney (in prep. 2005) Accessory gland protein involvement in post-
mating inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster. Manuscript available.

Presentations:
Panhuis, T.M. (2005) Genetic mechanism of inbreeding avoidance and isolating female-male reproductive protein binding partners. Research reports, Genome Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Panhuis, T.M. and W.J. Swanson (2004) Identifying female receptors to male reproductive proteins. NSF Grant Conference, University of New Mexico, NM

Panhuis, T.M. (2004) Evidence for post-mating inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster and a possible genetic mechanism. Dissertation defense, University of California, Riverside, CA

Panhuis, T.M. and L. Nunney (2004) A possible genetic mechanism for inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster. Society for the Study of Evolution, Fort Collins, CO

Panhuis, T.M. (2004) Accessory Gland Proteins. Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA

Panhuis, T.M. (2003) Sexual conflict and speciation: a post-mating interaction between African and non-African Drosophila melanogaster. Society for the Study of Evolution, Chico, CA

Panhuis, T.M. (2003) “The History of Standardized Testing”. GAANN seminar, University of California, Riverside, CA

Panhuis, T.M. (2002) Acp gene differentiation between Drosophila melanogaster populations from Evolution Canyon. Society for the Study of Evolution, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Panhuis, T.M. (2001) Intra-population sperm competition in Drosophila melanogaster. Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA

Panhuis, T.M. (2000) Mechanisms of sperm competition. Graduate Seminar (BIO241), University of California, Riverside, CA

Panhuis, T.M. and J. Wilkinson. (1997). The effect of bodysize on male-male competition in Stalk-eyed flies. Animal Behavior Society. College Park, MD

Invited Seminars:
Panhuis, T.M. (2004) Evidence for post-mating inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster and a possible genetic mechanism. Department of Biology, University of California, San Diego, CA

Panhuis, T.M. (1999). Male-Male competition in Stalk-eyed flies. Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, CA

Teaching and Related Experience:

Guest lecturer: Evolutionary Biology, University of Washington (2005)

Teaching Assistant: Animal Behavior, Human Genetics, Population Genetics, Introductory to
Biology for majors, and Introductory to Biology for non-majors (1998-2003)

Teaching Assistant for biology laboratory courses (1998-2003)

GAANN (Graduate Assistants in Areas of National Need) Fellow (1998-1999 & 2003-2004)

Tutor for Seattle Youth Tutoring Program (2005-Present)

Ski School Instructor (1997)

Fellowships and Awards:
NIH post-doctoral trainee fellowship, UW Genome Training Grant (2004-2005)
Five Year Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship, UCR (1998-2003)
Janet M. Boyce Memorial Scholarship, UCR (2002-2003)
Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Research Grant, UCR (2002-2003)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, UCR (2001)
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid (2001)
Fellowship Block Grant, UCR (2000, 2001, 2002)
Evolution and Ecology Graduate Research Umbrella Fellowship, UCR (1999)
GAANN Fellowship, UCR (1998-1999, 2003-2004)
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1996)

Professional Society Memberships:
The Society for the Study of Evolution (1999-present)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honors Society (1999, 2004)
Golden Key Honors Society (1996-1997)
Animal Behavior Society (1996-1999)

Employment History:
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Riverside, CA (1999-2003)
Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School Instructor, Vail Ski Resort, CO (1998)
Animal Behavior Field Assistant, New South Whales, Australia (1997)
Animal Behavior Researcher, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (1995-1997)
Herpetology Intern, National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD (1995)
Animal Husbandry Intern, Cleveland Zoo Rainforest, Cleveland, OH (1994)