J. Bruce Walsh


Positions and Education: 

  • Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2004-present
  • Associate Head, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2001-present
  • Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1991-2004
  • Chair, Interdepartmental Committee of Genetics, University of Arizona, 1993-1994 Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 1986-1991
  • Post-Doctorial Fellowship, University of California, Davis,1985-1986
  • Post-Doctorial Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1983-1985
  • Ph.D., Genetics, University of Washington, Seattle, 1983
  • B.S., Mathematical Population Biology, University of California, Davis, 1979

Research Interests: 

Bruce Walsh's interests are broadly in using mathematical models to explore the interface of genetics and evolution, with particular focus on two areas: the evolution of genome structure and the analysis of complex genetic characters (aka quantitative genetics).

Selected Publications: 

PubMed list of publications for Bruce Walsh

  1. Lynch, M., O'Hely, M., Force,A., and J.B. Walsh. 2001. The probability of preservation of a newly arisen gene duplication.Genetics. In review.
  2. Walsh, J.B. 2001. The population genetics of duplication gene loss and retention. In Genomic Duplications in Evolution. A.Meyer (ed.). Academic Press.
  3. Walsh, J.B., Brown, J., Brock, J., and A. Warren. 2001.The biodiversity of macrolepidoptera in Northern Mexico. In Biodiversity of Northern Mexico. University of New Mexico Press.
  4. Walsh, J.B. 2001. Quantitative genetics, genomics and the future of plant breeding. In Quantitative Genetics, Genomics and Plant Breeding. M.Kang (ed.).CABI Publishing.
  5. Walsh, J.B. 2001. Estimating the time to the MRCA for the Y chromosome or mtDNA for a pair of individuals. Genetics. In press.
  6. Walsh, J.B. 2001. Quantitative genetics in the age of genomics. Theoritical Population Biology. In press.
  7. Walsh, J.B. 2001. Artificial Selection. In Encyclopedia of Evolution. Oxford University Press.
  8. Walsh, J.B. 2000. No light from the black cloud. Evolution 54: 1461-1462.
  9. Walsh, J.B. and W. Stephan. 2000. Multigene Families: Evolution. In Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. MacMillan.
  10. Walsh, J.B. and M. Lynch. 1999. Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits. Sinauer Associates. Sunderland,MA.
  11. Lynch, M. and J.B. Walsh. 1998. Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits. Sinauer Associations.
  12. Walsh, J. B. 1983. Role of biased gene conversion in one-locus neutral theory and genome evolution. Genetics 105: 461-468.
  13. Walsh, J. B. 1985. Interaction of selection and biased gene conversion in a multigene family. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 82: 153-157.
  14. Walsh, J. B. 1986. Selection and biased gene conversion in a multigene family: consequences of interallelic bias and threshold selection. Genetics 112: 699-716.
  15. Walsh, J. B. 1987. Persistence of tandem arrays: Implications for satellite and simple sequence DNAs. Genetics 115: 553-567.
  16. C. W. Birky and J. B. Walsh, 1988. Effects of linkage on rates of molecular evolution. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 85: 6414-6418.
  17. C. W. Birky and J. B. Walsh, 1992. Biased gene conversion, copy number, and apparent mutation rate differences within chloroplast and bacterial genomes. Genetics 130: 677-686.
  18. Walsh, J. B. 1992. Intracellular selection, conversion bias, and the expected substitution rate of organelle genes. Genetics 130: 939-946.
  19. Walsh, J. B. 1993. Levels of Genetic Exchange: Effects of Within Organelle, Within Cell, and Between Individual Exchange on Organelle Evolution.J. Heredity 84: 415-418.
  20. Walsh, J. B. 1995. How often do duplicated genes evolve new functions? Genetics 139: 421-428.
  21. Lynch, M. and J. B. Walsh. 1997. Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Characters. 980 pp. Sinauer Associations.