Tonia S. Schwartz
Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Office: 306 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

Lab: 215/216 Rouse Life Sciences Bldg.

Address: 101 Rouse Life Science Bldg.
Auburn University, AL 36849



Post-doctoral Fellow in Complexity Science (JSMF) - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ph.D. Genetics – Iowa State University
M.S. Zoology – University of South Florida
B.S. Zoology – Iowa State University

Research and Teaching Interests

Research interests:

  • Evolution of Molecular Stress Response Networks
  • Maternal Effects / Epigenetics
  • Life History Trade-offs (i.e. reproduction, growth and aging)
  • Biology of Aging
  • Mitochondrial Energetics and Evolution
  • Population and Conservation genetics

Selected Publications

  1. McGaugh, S, AM Bronikowski, C-H Kuo, DM Reading, EA Addis, LE Flagel, FJ Janzen, and TS Schwartz. 2015. Rapid molecular evolution across amniotes of the IIS/TOR network. PNAS 112:7055-7060  DOI:10.1073/pnas.1419659112

  2. Schwartz, TS, S Carter, JM Wyss, MS Johnson, ED Dohm, R Gainer, and DB Allison. 2015. Second-hand eating? Perception of the food environment affects reproductive investment in mice. Obesity. 23:927-930. DOI: 10.1002/oby.21047

  3. Allison, DB, LH Antoine, SW Ballinger, MM Bamman, P Biga, VM Darley-Usmar, G Fisher, JM Gohlke, GV Halade, JV Hartman, GR Hunter, JL Messina, TR Nagy, EP Plaisance, ML Powell, KA Roth, MW Sandel, TS Schwartz, DL Smith, JD Sweatt, TO Tollefsbol, SA Watts, Y Yang, J Zhang, and SN Austad, 2014. Aging and Energetics ‘Top 40’ Future Research Opportunities 2010-2013.  F1000Research 3:219  DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.5212.1

  4. Schwartz, TS, and AM Bronikowski. 2013. Dissecting molecular stress networks: identifying nodes of divergence between life-history phenotypes. Molecular Ecology 22:739-756    

  5. Olsson, M, TS Schwartz, E Wapstra, T Uller, B Ujvari, T Madsen, and R Shine. 2011. Climate change, multiple paternity and offspring survival in lizards. Evolution 65:3323-3326.

  6. Schwartz*, TS, H Tae*, Y Yang, K Mockaitis, JL Van Hemert, SR Proulx, J-H Choi, and AM Bronikowski. 2010. A garter snake transcriptome: pyrosequencing, de novoassembly, and sex-specific differences. BMC Genomics. 11:694-715. 

  7. Schwartz, TS and LB Beheregaray. 2008. Using genotype simulations and Bayesian analyses to identify individuals of hybrid origin in Australian bass: lessons for fisheries management. Journal of Fish Biology 72:435-450.

  8. Schwartz, TS, S Murray and F Seebacher. 2008. Novel reptilian uncoupling proteins: molecular evolution and gene expression during cold acclimation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 275:979-985.

  9. Seebacher, F, TS Schwartz and MB Thompson. 2006. Transition from ectothermy to endothermy: the development of metabolic capacity in a bird (Gallus gallus).Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 273:565-570.

  10. Schwartz, TS, and SA Karl. 2005. Population and conservation genetics of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Conservation Genetics 6:917-928. 

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Last updated: 10/05/2021