Katya Mack

CONTACT INFORMATION

    Integrative Biology / Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
    3172 VLSB
    (847) 345-4393
    katyamack (at) berkeley.edu
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

    I am broadly interested in the genetic basis of speciation and the role of gene expression in phenotypic divergence between species. I am particularly interested in identifying and understanding negative epistatic gene interactions that result in hybrid inviability and infertility.

    My work currently focuses on the house mice Mus musculus musculus and Mus musculus domesticus, which form a natural hybrid zone in Europe, and understanding the basis of reproductive isolation between them.

PUBLICATIONS

    Mack KL and Nachman MW. 2017. Gene Regulation and Speciation. Trends in Genetics, 33:68-80.

    Mack KL, Campbell P, Nachman MW. 2016. Gene regulation and speciation in house mice. Genome research, gr-195743.

    Holmes MW, Hammond TT, Wogan GO, Walsh RE, LaBarbera K, Wommack EA, Martins FM, Crawford JC, Mack KL, Bloch LM, Nachman MW. 2016. Natural history collections as windows on evolutionary processes. Molecular ecology.

    Duveau F, Metzger BP, Gruber JD, Mack K, Sood N, Brooks TE, Wittkopp PJ. 2014. Mapping small effect mutations in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: impacts of experimental design and mutational properties. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics, g3-114.
PRESENTATIONS

    Mack K. Divergence in gene regulation associated with reproductive isolation in house mice. Genetics, Development & Evolution Symposium, Berkeley CA (Talk).

    Mack K, Campbell P, Bomhoff M, Nachman MW. Divergence in gene regulation associated with reproductive isolation in house mice. Society for the Study of Evolution, Raleigh, NC. (talk)

    Mack K, Goldberg A, Bigham A. Rates of Neandertal introgression in genic versus intergenic regions of the human genome. Poster presented at: American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2012; Portland OR.(poster)

    Goldberg A, Mack K, Bigham A. A genetic perspective on the evolution of longevity at the Middle Paleolithic to Upper Paleolithic transition. Poster presented at: American Association of Physical Anthropologists 2012; Portland OR.(poster)

HONORS/AWARDS
    Doctorate Dissertation Improvement Grants ($20,357), National Science Foundation, 2016
    Reshetko Family Scholarship grant, UC Berkeley ($2,061), 2015
    Integrative Biology Research Grant, UC Berkeley ($1,929), 2015
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology David and Marvalee Wake Fund grant, UC Berkeley ($2,000), 2015
    Sigma Xi Associate Member, 2015
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Travel Grant, UC Berkeley ($500), 2014
    Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Berkeley Louise Kellogg Fund grant, UC Berkeley ($2000), 2014
    NSF-GRFP Honorable Mention, 2013
    IGERT Fellowship, Program in Comparative Genomics, University of Arizona, 2012
    Awarded Highest Honors for Senior Honors Thesis, University of Michigan, 2012
    Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan, 2012
    James B. Angell Scholar University of Michigan, 2010, 2011, 2012
    William J. Branstrom Prize, University of Michigan, 2009
TEACHING & OUTREACH
    Mack KL. 2016. RNA-seq workshop for model and non-model systems. Invited workshop at Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL), Berkeley CA.

    Mack KL. 2015. RNA-seq workshop for model and non-model systems. Invited workshop at Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL), Berkeley CA.

    Mack KL. 2015. RNAseq workshop: from FASTQ files to differential expression. Invited workshop at Computational Genomics Resource Laboratory (CGRL), Berkeley CA.

    Graduate student instructor (2016): Integrative Biology 167 (Evolution and Earth History: From Genes to Fossils), University of California, Berkeley

    Graduate student instructor (2013, 2014, 2015): Biology 1B (General Biology), University of California, Berkeley.

    Graduate student instructor (2015): Integrative Biology 169 (Evolutionary Medicine), University of California, Berkeley

EDUCATION

    University of California, Berkeley, CA
    Integrative Biology Ph.D. Program, 2013-Present

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    B.S., Highest Honors and Distinction 2008-2012