Jeremiah Hackett

Associate Professor

Office Location: BSW 336 
Lab Location: BSW 317


Positions and Education: 

  • 2013-present Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • 2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
  • 2005-2007 CICOR Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2005 Ph.D. Genetics, University of Iowa
  • 1999 B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Honors and Awards: 

  • 2005 CICOR Postdoctoral Scholarship.
  • 2005 Robert T. Wilce Award, Northeast Algal Society.
  • 2003 NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship, honorable mention

Research Interests: 

Jeremiah Hackett’s research interests are in the areas of genome evolution, the evolution of photosynthesis and the physiology of harmful algae. Part of his research investigates how eukaryotes acquire plastids through endosymbiosis and how this process influences genome evolution through gene transfer. Another main area of research is the ecology and physiology of harmful algae. His lab is using microarrays to determine global gene expression patterns of harmful algae under various growth conditions. These gene expression profiles will be used to determine the factors that lead to harmful algal blooms in the oceans.

Selected Publications: 

  1. Hackett, J. D., Yoon H.S. Li, S., Reyes-Prieto, A., Rummele, S.E., Bhattacharya D. 2007. Phylogenomic analysis supports the monophyly of cryptophytes and haptophytes and the association of Rhizaria with Chromalveolates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 24: 1702-13.
  2. Hackett, J. D., Yoon, H. S., Butterfield, N. J., Sanderson, M. J., Bhattacharya, D. 2007. Plastid endosymbiosis: Sources and timing of the major events. In: Evolution of Primary Producers in the Sea, Eds. Falkowski, P., and A. Knoll. Academic Press.
  3. Reyes-Prieto, A. Hackett, J. D., Soares, M. B., Bonaldo, M. F., Bhattacharya, D. 2006. Cyanobacterial contribution to algal nuclear genomes is primarily limited to plastid functions. Current Biology 16: 2320-2325.
  4. Yoon, H. S., Hackett, J. D., Bhattacharya, D. 2006. A genomic and phylogenetic perspective on endosymbiosis and algal origin. Journal of Applied Phycology 18: 475-81.
  5. Hackett, J. D., Yoon, H. S., Bhattacharya, D. Genome Evolution in Dinoflagellates. 2006. In: Genome Evolution in the Algae. Bhattacharya, D. and Katz, L. eds. Oxford University Press.
  6. Li, S., Nosenko, T., Hackett, J. D., Bhattacharya D. 2006. Phylogenomic analysis identifies red algal genes of endosymbiotic origin in the chromalveolates. Molecular Biology and Evolution23: 663-674.
  7. Hackett, J. D., Scheetz, T. E., Yoon H. S., Soares M. B. , Bonaldo M. F., Casavant T. L., Bhattacharya, D. 2005. Insights into a dinoflagellate genome through expressed sequence tag analysis. BMC Genomics 6: 80.
  8. Yoon, H. S., Hackett, J. D., Van Dolah, F. M., Nosenko, T., Lidie, K. L., Bhattacharya D. 2005. Tertiary Endosymbiosis Driven Genome Evolution in Dinoflagellate Algae. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22: 1299-1308.
  9. Hackett, J. D., Anderson, D., Erdner, D., Bhattacharya D. 2004. Dinoflagellates: A remarkable evolutionary experiment. American Journal of Botany 91: 1523-1534.