/groups/zufalllab/search/index.rss?tag=hotlist/groups/zufalllab/search/?tag=hotWhat’s HotHotListHot!?tag=hot3/groups/zufalllab/sidebar/HotListAdded tag - hotrzufallRebecca Zufall2012-12-04 18:14:02+00:002012-12-04 18:14:02addTag3rzufallRebecca Zufall2012-12-04 18:13:13+00:002012-12-04 18:13:13updated2First createdrzufallRebecca Zufall2012-12-04 18:12:22+00:002012-12-04 18:12:22created1weblog2012-12-04T18:13:13+00:00groups/zufalllab/weblog/8f0a2FalseTwo new Ph.D.s/groups/zufalllab/weblog/8f0a2/Two_new_PhDs.htmlRebecca Zufall3 updatesTwo new Ph.D.s Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Spring and Dr. Hongan Long. Our two newest Ph.D.s. Both successfully defended their thesis this fall. Looking forward to...Falserzufall2012-12-04T18:13:13+00:00Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2011-09-26 07:48:17+00:002011-09-26 07:48:17updated6Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2011-01-09 04:23:18+00:002011-01-09 04:23:18updated5Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-09-02 06:33:09+00:002010-09-02 06:33:09updated4Added tag - hotrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-04-13 14:18:43+00:002010-04-13 14:18:43addTag3rzufallRebecca Zufall2010-04-13 14:18:34+00:002010-04-13 14:18:34updated2First createdrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-04-13 14:17:00+00:002010-04-13 14:17:00created1weblog2010-04-13T14:18:34+00:00groups/zufalllab/weblog/2400dFalseDiverse reproduction/groups/zufalllab/weblog/2400d/Diverse_reproduction.htmlRebecca Zufall6 updatesDiverse reproduction Hongan's manuscript, "Diverse modes of reproduction in the marine free-living ciliate Glauconema trihymene," has been accepted and published in BMC M...Falserzufall2010-04-13T14:18:34+00:00Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2011-09-24 22:52:31+00:002011-09-24 22:52:31updated7Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2011-01-09 13:58:40+00:002011-01-09 13:58:40updated6Repairing bad index entryrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-08-31 12:38:02+00:002010-08-31 12:38:02updated5rzufallRebecca Zufall2010-02-10 22:17:36+00:002010-02-10 22:17:36updated4Added tag - hotrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-02-10 22:17:35+00:002010-02-10 22:17:35addTag3rzufallRebecca Zufall2010-02-10 22:16:37+00:002010-02-10 22:16:37updated2First createdrzufallRebecca Zufall2010-02-10 22:14:26+00:002010-02-10 22:14:26created1weblog2010-02-10T22:17:36+00:00groups/zufalllab/weblog/a185dFalseCiliates make "Life-form of the Month"/groups/zufalllab/weblog/a185d/Ciliates_make_Lifeform_of_the_Month.htmlRebecca Zufall7 updatesCiliates make "Life-form of the Month" Olivia Judson does a great piece of ciliate sex: Unorthodox (and cites Sujal's "Rapid diversification of mating systems in ciliates").Falserzufall2010-02-10T22:17:36+00:00hot/groups/zufalllab/search/index.rss?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomelist/groups/zufalllab/search/?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomeRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdates?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcome0/groups/zufalllab/sidebar/RecentChangesListmodifiedDateallRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdateswiki/welcomeNo recent changes.reverse5searchlist/groups/zufalllab/calendar/Upcoming EventsUpcomingEventsListEvents1Getting events…

    Rebecca A. Zufall

    Department of Biology and Biochemistry
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX 77204
    Telephone: 713-743-8172
    Fax: 713-743-2636
    e-mail: rzufall@uh.edu

    Employment and Education

    2006-present Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Houston, Houston TX

    2008-present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, TX

    2003-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA, Advisor: Laura Katz

    2003 Ph.D., Department of Biology and Program in Genetics, Duke University, Durham, NC, Advisor: Mark Rausher

    1996 B.S., Biology, concentration Genetics and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Advisor: Sara Via


    Phadke, S. and R. A. Zufall. 2009. Rapid diversification of mating systems in ciliates. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98:187-197.

    Zufall, R. A. 2009. Beyond simple homology searches: multiple sequence alignments and phylogenetic trees. In S. Gallagher and E. Wiley (Eds.), Current protocols essential laboratory techniques, 11.3.1-11.3.17.

    McGrath, C. L., R. A. Zufall, and L. A. Katz. 2007. Variation in macronuclear genome content of three ciliates with extensive chromosomal fragmentation: a preliminary analysis. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 54:242-246.

    Zufall, R. A., C. L. McGrath, S. V. Muse, L. A. Katz. 2006. Genome architecture drives protein evolution in ciliates. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23:1681-1687.

    McGrath, C. L., R. A. Zufall, L. A. Katz. 2006. Genome evolution in ciliates. In L. Katz and D. Bhattacharya (Eds.), Genomics and evolution in eukaryotic microbes.

    Fleet, C. M., M. F. Rosser, R. A. Zufall, M. Pratt, T. S. Feldman, P. P. Lemons. 2006. Hiring criteria in biology departments of academic institutions. BioScience 56: 430-436.

    Zufall, R. A., T. Robinson, and L. A. Katz. 2005. Evolution of developmentally regulated genome rearrangements in eukaryotes. Journal of Experimental Zoology (Mol Dev Evol) 304B: 448-455.

    Zufall, R. A. and M. D. Rausher. 2004. Genetic changes associated with floral adaptation restrict future evolutionary potential. Nature 428: 847-850.

    Rutter, M. T. and R. A. Zufall. 2004. Pathway length and evolutionary constraint in amino acid biosynthesis. Journal of Molecular Evolution 58: 218-224.

    Zufall, R. A. and M. D. Rausher. 2003. The genetic basis of a flower-color polymorphism in the common morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea. Journal of Heredity 94: 442-448

    Grants and Fellowships

    2009-2010 Life cycle dynamics of a marine free-living ciliate, Glauconema trihymene, Houston Coastal Center, $6,450

    2009-2010 Ciliates used for mosquito control, Environmental Institute of Houston, $15,000

    2008-2009 Fitness effects of a ciliate parasite on mosquito viability, Houston Coastal Center, $10,250

    2008-2009 Diversity and distribution of ciliates in the genus Tetrahymena in central and coastal Texas, Houston Coastal Center, $15,450

    2007-2008 Distribution and gene flow among natural populations of the ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila, Environmental Institute of Houston, $15,450

    2006-2007 Starter Grant: Cis-acting signals and genome-wide effects of extensive genome processing in diverse ciliates, National Science Foundation, $50,000

    2006-2007 Grants to Enhance and Advance Research: Evolution of extensive genome processing in ciliates, University of Houston, $30,000

    2003-2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbial Biology, National Science Foundation, $100,000

    2001-2002 Dissertation Research: Anthocyanin biosynthesis and the evolution of red-flowered Ipomoea, National Science Foundation, $9,000

    2000 Grant in Aid of Research, Department of Zoology, Duke University

    1999-2002 Travel Grant, Graduate School, Duke University

    1999 Grant in Aid of Research, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

    1999 International Travel Grant, Graduate School, Duke University

    1996-98 NIH Training Grant Fellow, University Program in Genetics, Duke University

    1995-96 Undergraduate Honors Research Grant, Cornell University

    1992-96 Cornell Tradition Fellowship, Cornell University


    Population Biology Seminar: Critical Evaluation of Manuscripts, University of Houston, Fall 2009

    Evolutionary Biology, University of Houston, Spring 2008, 2009

    Applied Evolution, University of Houston, Fall 2007, 2008

    Non-Mendelian Inheritance, University of Houston, Spring 2007

    Biotechnology: From Science to Industry, Duke University, Fall 2001

    Microbial Eukaryotes, Guest lecturer, Smith College, Fall 2005

    Science without Borders, Guest lecturer, Elon College, Spring 2000

    Teaching Assistant: Principles of Evolution; HIV and Emerging Diseases; Population Biology; Cell and Developmental Biology II; Introductory Biology, Duke University, 1999-2003

    Certificate in Teaching College Biology, Duke University, 2003