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Marcus Kronforst
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Marcus Kronforst, Ph.D.

Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago
1101 E. 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637



University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, May 2004
Advisor: Lawrence E. Gilbert

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, May 1998.


Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago, 2012 – present

Bauer Fellow, FAS Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University, 2007 – 2012

Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Integrative Biology, UT Austin, 2004 – 2007

Visiting Researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 2004 – 2007

Funding Awards  

2014-2018 National Science Foundation, Dimensions of Biodiversity: Connecting the proximate mechanisms responsible for organismal diversity to the ultimate causes of latitudinal gradients in species richness. Co-PI.

2010 - 2013 National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research: The Comparative Genetics of Wing Pattern Diversity in Mimetic Butterflies. Co-PI.

2010 – 2012 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Determining the genetic basis of endangered species classification for the Callippe Silverspot butterfly, Speyeria callippe callippe. Co-PI

2008 – 2013 National Institutes of Health (National Institute of General Medical Sciences - National Centers for Systems Biology Grant), Biological Diversity: Generation, Control and Exploitation. Co-PI.

2007 – 2010 National Science Foundation, The Genetics of Speciation in Heliconius Butterflies. Prepared with L. E. Gilbert.

2004 – 2007 National Science Foundation, The Evolutionary History of Wing Patterning Genes in Heliconius Butterflies. Prepared with L. E. Gilbert.

2002 – 2004 National Science Foundation, Dissertation Improvement Grant

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