Claire O'Quin

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  • Lecturer
  • Director Biology Learning Center
  • Biology
  • Biology Education
104B Thomas Hunt Morgan
Research Interests:
Courses Taught

Bio 148

Bio 152

Bio 425

Bio 111 (Lab Coordinator)


2014 Ph.D., Biology, University of Maryland. Dissertation: “The Genetic Basis of Pigment Pattern Differentiation in Lake Malawi African Cichlids” Advisor: Thomas D. Kocher

2010 M.S., Biology, The George Washington University. Thesis: “Ontogeny of the Cypriniform Pharyngeal Jaw Apparatus and its Associated Musculature”

2006 B.S., Biology-concentration in secondary education, Louisiana State University.

Selected Publications: 

2018: Linnen CR, O'Quin CT, Shackleford T, Sears CR, Lindstedt C. Genetic Basis of Body Color and Spotting Pattern in Redheaded Pine Sawfly Larvae (Neodiprion lecontei). Genetics:  10.1534/genetics.118.300793 

2013: O’Quin CT, Drilea AC, Conte MA, Kocher TD. Pigment QTL detection using a new Metriaclima zebra anchored assembly. BMC Genomics 14:287.

2012: O’Quin CT, Drilea AC, Roberts RB, Kocher TD. A small number of genes underlie male pigmentation traits in Lake Malawi cichlid fishes. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 318: 199-208.

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