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Peter Andolfatto

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Position: Professor
Title: Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics.
  • Evolution
Field: Evolutionary genomics/genetics
Office: 144 Carl C. Icahn Laboratory
Phone: 609-258-3109
Peter Andolfatto


I use computational and experimental approaches to learn about genome evolution and elucidate the genetic mechanisms underlying adaptations. Historically my lab has focused on Drosophila as a model system, but more recent work explores evolutionary/ecological genetic questions using a broad range of non-model organisms (e.g. Lepidoptera, Poeciliid fish, Milkweed-feeding insects, fireflies).

Recent Publications

1. Schumer M, Cui R, Powell D, Dresner R, Rosenthal GG, Andolfatto P. 2014. High-resolution mapping reveals hundreds of genetic incompatibilities in hybridizing fish species. Elife. Jun 4:e02535.
2. Cui R, Schumer M, Kruesi K, Walter R, Andolfatto P, Rosenthal G. 2013. Phylogenomics reveals extensive reticulate evolution in Xiphophorus fishes. Evolution, 67(8):2166-79. [Epub 2013 Apr 4.].
3. Hu TT, Eisen MB, Thornton KR, Andolfatto P. 2013. A second generation assembly of the Drosophila simulans genome provides new insights into patterns of lineage-specific divergence. Genome Research, 23:89-98. [Epub ahead of print Aug 2012]www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
4. Zhen Y, Aardema ML, Medina EM, Schumer M, Andolfatto P. 2012. Parallel molecular evolution in an herbivore community. Science. 337:1634-7.