Laurie S. Stevison
Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor and Coordinator for Graduate Certificate in Computational Biology

Office: 317 Rouse Life Sciences

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

Phone: (334) 844-1636



Postdoctoral Fellow – University of California San Francisco, Institute for Human Genetics
2011 - 2015
Ph.D. - Duke University, Biology
M.A. - Rice University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
B.S. - Centenary College of Louisiana, Biophysics

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Speciation
  • Recombination
  • Population Genetics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Bioinformatics

Selected Publications

  1. Wall JD and LS Stevison. 2016. Detecting recombination hotspots from patterns of linkage disequilibrium. G3: Genes, Genomes and Genetics 6:2265-2271. DOI: 10.1534/g3.116.029587.

  2. Stevison LS, AE Woerner, JM Kidd, JL Kelley, KR Veeramah, K McManus, Great Ape Genome Project, CD Bustamante, MF Hammer, and JD Wall. 2016. The Time-Scale of Recombination Rate Evolution in Great Apes. Molecular Biology and Evolution: 33:928-945. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msv331

  3. McManus KF, JL Kelley, S Song, K Veeramah, AE Woerner, LS Stevison, OA Ryder, Great Ape Genome Project, JM Kidd, JD Wall, CD Bustamante, and MF Hammer. Inference of Gorilla demographic and selective history from whole genome sequence data. 2015. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32:600-612.

  4. Great Ape Genome Project. 2013. Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature 499:471–475.

  5. Wall JD, MA Yang, F Jay, SK Kim, EY Durand, LS Stevison, C Gignoux, A Woerner, MF Hammer, and M Slatkin. 2013. Higher levels of Neanderthal ancestry in East Asians than in Europeans. Genetics 194:199-209.

  6. Oksenberg N, L Stevison, JD Wall, and N Ahituv. 2013. Function and regulation of AUTS2, a gene implicated in autism and human evolution. PLoS Genetics 9:e1003221.

  7. Stevison LS 2012. Male-mediated effects on female recombination rates. Evolution 66:905-910.

  8. Stevison LS, K Hoehn, and MAF Noor. 2011. Effects of inversions on within- and between-species recombination and divergence. Genome Biology and Evolution 3:830-841.

  9. Stevison LS and MAF Noor. 2010. Genetic and evolutionary correlates of fine-scale recombination rate variation in Drosophila persimilisJournal of Molecular Evolution 71:332-345.

  10. Kulathinal RJ, LS Stevison, and MAF Noor. 2009. The genomics of speciation in Drosophila: Diversity, Divergence, and Introgression Estimated Using Low-Coverage Genome Sequencing. PLoS Genetics 5:e1000550.

  11. Stevison LS and HM Kohn. 2009. Divergence population genetic analysis of hybridization between rhesus and cynomolgus macaques. Molecular Ecology 18:2457-2475.

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Undergraduate Graduate
BIOL 5800 Introduction to Computational Biology
BIOL 5860 Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis
BIOL 6800 Introduction to Computational Biology
BIOL 6860 Bioinformatics and Genome Analysis

Last updated: 01/22/2024