David W. Hall

Department of Genetics

Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex

The University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-7223

(706) 583-5476 (work), davehall@uga.edu

Education

Ph. D.  Zoology, minor in Genetics.  Duke University, Durham N.C. 1995.

B. A.    Biology and Anthropology.  Rice University, Houston, TX. 1986. cum laude.

Publications

Peer reviewed:

Sander, S. E. and D. W. Hall. Variation in opsin genes correlates with signaling ecology in north American fireflies. In press. Molecular Ecology.

Maynard, D. S., K. E. Leonard, J. M. Drake, D. W. Hall, T. W. Crowther and M. A. Bradford. Modelling the multidimensional niche by linking functional traits to competitive performance. In press. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Zhu, Y., M. L. Siegal, D. W. Hall, and D. A. Petrov. 2014. Reply to Chen and Zhang: On interpreting genome-wide trends from yeast mutation accumulation data. PNAS 111: E4063

Zhu, Y., M. L. Siegal, D. W. Hall, and D. A. Petrov. 2014. Precise estimates of mutation rate and spectrum in yeast. PNAS 111: E2310–E2318.

Hall, D. W., S. V. Yi, and M. A. D. Goodisman. 2013. Kin selection, genomics, and caste-antagonistic pleiotropy. Biology Letters 9: 20130309

Hall, D. W., S. Fox, J. J. Kuzdzal-Fick, J.E. Strassmann And D. C. Queller. 2013. The Rate and Effects of Spontaneous Mutation on Fitness Traits in the Social Amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. doi: 10.1534/g3.113.005934

Robinson, J. D., D. W. Hall, and J. P. Wares. 2013. Approximate Bayesian estimation of extinction rate in the Finnish Daphnia magna metapopulation. Molecular Ecology 22: 2627–2639.

Hall, D. W., and M. L. Wayne. 2012. Ohno’s “peril of hemizygosity” revisited: gene loss, dosage compensation, and mutation. Genome Biology and Evolution 5: 1-15. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evs106

Robinson, J. D., C. R. Haag, D. W. Hall, V. I. Pajunen, and J. P. Wares. 2012. Genetic estimates of population age in the Finnish Daphnia magna Straus, 1820 metapopulation: results from simulated and empirical datasets. Journal of Heredity doi:10.1093/jhered/ess063.

Hall, D.W. and M. A. D. Goodisman. 2012. The effects of direct versus indirect selection and multiple mating on rates of molecular evolution in social insects. Evolution 66: 2080-2093.

Jackwood, M. W., D. W. Hall, and A. Handel. 2012. Molecular evolution and emergence of gammacoronaviruses. Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 12: 1305-1311.

Zakas, C. and D.W. Hall. 2012. Asymmetric dispersal and the maintenance of larval dimorphism in the benthic polychaete Streblospio benedicti. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52:197-212. doi:10.1093/icb/ics055.

Stanger-Hall, K. F. and Hall, D. W. 2011. Abstinence-only education and teen pregnancy rates: Why we need comprehensive sex education in the U.S. PLoS ONE 6(10): e24658. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024658.

Hall, D. W., and S. B. Joseph. 2010. A high frequency of beneficial mutations across multiple fitness components in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Genetics 185: 1397-1409.

Hall, D. W., M. Agan and S. C. Pope. 2010. Fitness epistasis among six biosynthetic loci in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Heredity 101: S75 – S84.

Moorad, J. A. and D. W. Hall. 2009. Age-dependent mutational effects curtail the evolution of senescence by antagonistic pleiotropy.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22: 2409-2419.

Moorad, J. A. and D. W. Hall. 2009. Mutation accumulation, soft selection, and the middle-class neighborhood. Genetics 182: 1387-1389.

Hall, D. W., R. Mahmoudizad, A. W. Hurd, and S. B. Joseph. 2008. Spontaneous mutations in diploid yeast: another thousand cell-generations. Genetics Research 90: 229-241.

Hall, D. W. and T. M. Harvey. 2007. Mortality at a night roost of Great-tailed Grackles and European Starlings during a Spring hail storm. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119: 309-312.

Hall, D. W. and M. Kirkpatrick. 2006. Reinforcement and sex linkage. Evolution 60:908-921.

Mank, J. E., D. W. Hall, M. Kirkpatrick and J. C.  Avise. 2006.  Sex chromosomes and male ornaments: A comparative evaluation in ray-finned fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society 273: 233-236.

Hall, D. W. 2004.  Meiotic drive and sex chromosome cycling. Evolution 58: 925-931.

Joseph, S. and D. W. Hall. 2004. Spontaneous mutations in diploid yeast: More beneficial than expected. Genetics 168:1817-1825.

Kirkpatrick, M. K. and D. W. Hall. 2004a. Male-biased mutation, sex linkage, and the rate of adaptive evolution.  Evolution 58: 437-440.

Kirkpatrick, M. K. and D. W. Hall. 2004b. Sexual selection and sex linkage.  Evolution 58: 683-691.

Hall, D. W. 2000.  The evolution of haploid, diploid and polymorphic haploid-diploid life cycles.  The role of meiotic mutation.  Genetics 156: 893-896.

Hall, D. W., M. Kirkpatrick and B. West. 2000.  Runaway sexual selection when female preferences are directly selected.  Evolution 54:1862-1869.

Thrall, P., J. Antonovics and D. W. Hall.  1993.  Host and pathogen coexistence in sexually transmitted and vector-borne diseases characterized by frequency-dependent disease transmission.  American Naturalist 142:543-552.

Rausher, M. D., K. Iwao, E. L. Simms, N. Ohsaki and D. W. Hall.  1993. Induced resistance in Ipomoea purpurae.  Ecology 74: 20-29.

Other:

Baird, A. B., G. B. Pauly, D. W. Hall, and T. J. LaDuc. 2009. Records of the porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) from the eastern margins of the Edwards plateau of Texas. Texas Journal of Science 61(1): 65-67

Hall, D. W. 2008. Scavenging in Agkistrodon piscivorus. Herpetological Review 39(4):465.

Hall, D. W. 2007. Geographic distribution: Regina rigida. Herpetological Review 38(2):221.

Seabury, R., D. W. Hall and G. B. Pauly. 2005. Geographic distribution: Bufo woodhousii.  Herpetological Review 36:198.

Hall, D. W., and T. J. LaDuc. 2004. Geographic distribution: Coluber constrictor.  Herpetological Review 35:291.

 

Teaching and Academic awards

Sandy Beaver Teaching Award.      University of Georgia.   2012.

Career Development Award.      University of Georgia Career Center.   2012.

Teaching Excellence Award.    University of Texas, College of Natural Sciences.  2005.

Teacher of the Year.    University of Texas Natural Sciences Council.   2004.

Who's Who Among America's Teachers,   2002–2003, 2004–2005.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.    Department of Zoology, Duke University.  1993.

Graduate Fellowship.    National Science Foundation.  1988 – 1991.

Genetics Fellowship.    Program in Genetics, Duke University.  Fall 1987.

 

Academic employment

Associate Professor (Fall 2013 – present), Genetics, University of Georgia at Athens.

Assistant Professor (Fall 2006 – Summer 2013), Genetics, University of Georgia at Athens.

Senior Lecturer (Fall 2003 – Summer 2006).  Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.

Lecturer (Fall 1997 – Fall 2003). Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.

Visiting Assistant Professor (Fall 1995 - Spring 1997), Biology, Wake Forest University.

Visiting Instructor (Spring 1994 - Spring 1995), Biology, Wake Forest University.

Instructor (1992), Zoology, Duke University.

Teaching Assistant (1986-1993), Zoology, Duke University.

 

Teaching experience

Non-majors courses:

Human Genetics (Duke)

Biological Principles (Wake Forest)

Ecology, Evolution and Society (Texas)

Heredity, Evolution and Society (Texas)

Odyssey seminar on evidence for evolution (FYOS 1001, Georgia)

Majors courses:

Evolutionary and Ecological Biology (Wake Forest)

Ecology and Evolution (Texas)

Cell Biology (Texas)

Genetics (Texas)

Evolution (Texas)

Biology of Birds (Texas)

Vertebrate Natural History (Texas)

Evolution (GENE 3000, Georgia)

Genetics (GENE 3200, Georgia)

Senior Seminar in Genetics (GENE 4950, Georgia)

Graduate level courses:

Advanced Evolutionary Biology (GENE 4000/6000, Georgia)

Critical Reading of the Primary Scientific Literature (GRSC 8020, Georgia)

Fundamentals of Evolutionary Genetics (GENE 8150, Georgia)

Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution (GENE 8840, Georgia)

Primer of the Mathematics of Evolutionary Genetics (GENE 8150L, Georgia)

Problems in Genetics (GENE 8000, Georgia)

 

Service

UGA:

Director, NIH Genetics Training Grant. Spring 2013 – present.

Member, ILS Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Committee. Fall 2014 – present.

Reviewer, UGA Junior Faculty Research Grants, Spring 2014 – Spring 2016.

Reviewer, UGA Innovative Instruction Faculty Grants, Spring 2013, Spring 2014.

Search Committee. Department of Genetics. Evolutionary Geneticist. Fall 2013 – Spring 2014.

Undergraduate Affairs Committee. Department of Genetics. Fall 2007 – Spring 2013.

Curriculum Committee. Department of Genetics. Fall 2009 – Spring 2012.

Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony Organizer. Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Spring 2009 and Spring 2008 (No event Spring 2011).

Bioinformatics symposium organizing committee Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.

ILS advisory committee Spring 2012.

Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for minority participation conference. Judge, 2009, 2010.

Executive Committee. Department of Genetics. Fall 2007 – Fall 2009.

Graduate Recruitment. Department of Genetics. Co-organizer. Spring 2008 (with Mary Bedell and Kelly Dyer) and Spring 2009 (with Kelly Dawe and John Wares).

Retreat. Department of Genetics 2008. Co-organizer (with Nancy Manley).

Search Committee. Department of Genetics. Plant Population Geneticist. Summer 2007.

Search Committee. Department of Genetics. Ecological Geneticist. Fall 2006.

Research community:

Associate Editor, Evolution. January 2015 – December 2017.

Genetics Society of America (GSA) Task Force member. (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014). End result was white paper of funding recommendations sent to NIH by GSA. (www.genetics-gsa.org/policy/letters/2014-03-31-NIGMS-WhitePaper.pdf)

Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Group meeting co-organizer (with Kelly Dyer and David Moeller).  October 24th-26th, 2008, Rock Eagle GA. Regional meeting with 100 participants.

NIH ad hoc reviewer. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group.  March 2012.

NIH ad hoc reviewer. Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group.  November 2011.

NIH reviewer, temporary member. Genetics Variation and Evolution panel.  June 2009.  October 2009.

NIH reviewer F-08 fellowships panel. October 2014, March 2015.

NSF ad hoc reviewer. Animal Behavior. April 2011.

NSF ad hoc reviewer. Evolutionary Processes. September 2009. April 2010. October 2010. June 2012. June 2013. July 2013. October 2014.

Journal Reviewer (last four years): American Journal of Botany, American Naturalist, Biological Letters, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Evolution, Genetica, Genetics, Journal of Heredity, Molecular Biology and Evolution, PloS ONE, PloS Genetics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Science.

 

Grants

Active:

NIH. August 2011 – July 2015 (in one-year no cost extension). Co-Investigator. Sequencing yeast lines to measure rates of neutral and deleterious mutations.

Completed:

NSF DDIG. July 2013 – May 2014 (no cost extension until May 2015). PI (co-PI Sarah Sander). $19,305. Dissertation Research: Evolution of visual pigments in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).

UGA Innovative Instruction Grant. $5000. 2012. Co-PI. To begin redesign of introductory genetics course.

UGA Faculty research Grant. August 2011-July 2012. $6792.  PI. Production of four yeast strains for use in future projects addressing spontaneous mutations.

UGA Faculty research Grant. January 2009-December 2010. $8723.  PI. Experimental evolution of a chromosomal rearrangement in haploid yeast.

UGA Faculty research Grant. January 2008-December 2008. $7000. PI. Epistasis in yeast.

 

Presentations (last 4 years)

Research presentations

September 2013. EDGE (Enthusiasts of Diversity, Genetics and Evolution). UGA. Molecular evolution in social insects.

October 2012. Annual meeting, Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Group meeting. A high cost to adaptation caused by overdominance in diploid yeast.

July 2012. Annual meeting, Society for the Study of Evolution. A high cost to adaptation caused by overdominance in diploid yeast.

April 2012. Department of Genetics. University of Georgia. Harmful adaptive and useful deleterious mutations? Insights from yeast and theory.

April 2012. Department of Biology. Vanderbilt University. The effects of kin selection on rates of molecular evolution in social insects.

March 2012. IOB symposium. UGA. The effects of kin selection on rates of molecular evolution in social insects.

October 2011. Annual meeting, Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Group meeting. Modeling adaptive telomere failure.  (Presented by co-author Farres Obeidin, a UGA undergraduate).

April 2011. EDGE (Enthusiasts of Diversity, Genetics and Evolution). UGA. The rate of adaptive evolution in social insects.

 April 2011. Department of Biology. Georgia Institute of Technology. Epistasis for Fitness Among Biosynthetic Genes in Yeast.

February 2011. Eukaryotic Club. UGA. Deleterious adaptation in yeast?

Other presentations

May 2014. Clarke Middle School, Athens GA. Herps. (five different 7th grade classes).

May 2013. Clarke Middle School, Athens GA. Herps. (six different 6-8h grade classes).

May 2012. Clarke Middle School, Athens GA. Herps. (five different 7th grade classes).

April 2011. Clarke Middle School, Athens GA. Herps. (four different 7th grade classes).

April 2011. Timothy Road Elementary School, Athens GA. Introduction to snakes. (5th grade class).

April 2011. Timothy Road Elementary School, Athens GA. Introduction to snakes. (4th grade class).

Advising

Undergraduate advisor 2008 – 2015

~ 40 Genetics majors.

MS Committee member

Fen Gui. Genetics. (Fall 2009 – Spring 2009).

Clark Jones. Forestry. (Fall 2006 – Fall 2008).

PhD major professor

Megan Behringer. Genetics. (Spring 2012 – Spring 2015).

Sarah Sander. Genetics. (Spring 2010 – Present).

PhD thesis external reader

Christopher Kozela, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (2012).

PhD committee member

Olivia Thompson. Microbiology (Fall 2015 – Present).

Brigitte Hofmeister. Bioinformatics (Summer 2015 – Present).

Andrius Dagilis. Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin. (Spring 2015 – Present).

Robert Arthur. Bioinformatics (Spring 2014 – Present).

Katie Pieper. Genetics (Fall 2013 – Present).

Nick Arthur. Genetics (Fall 2013 – Present).

Kyle Benowitz. (Summer 2013 – Present).

Matthew Zuellig. Genetics (Fall 2012 – Present).

Elizabeth Lowry. Genetics (Fall 2011 – Spring 2015).

Jessica Hoffman. Genetics (Fall 2011 – Summer 2015).

Paul Griffith. Genetics (Spring 2011 – Present).

Jen Olmstead. Genetics (Spring 2011 – Present).

Cheryl Pinzone. Genetics. (Fall 2010 – Summer 2014).

Emily Peeden. Genetics. (Fall 2009 – Summer 2014).

Mark Fisher. Genetics. (Spring 2008 – Summer 2013).

Liang Feng. Bioinformatics. (Fall 2008 – Spring 2013).

Katie Bockrath. Genetics (Fall 2011 – Fall 2012).

Ken Leonard. Ecology. (Spring 2007 – Fall 2010).

John Robinson. Genetics. (Spring 2007 – Spring 2011).

Christina Zakas. Genetics. (Spring 2007 – Summer 2011).

Scott Small. Genetics. (Fall 2006 – Summer 2009).

Sarah Joseph. Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin. (Fall 2000-Summer 2005).

Postdoc adviser

Jake Moorad. (September 2008 – August 2009).

Non-thesis undergraduates in lab

Katie Belle (Summer 2015 – present)

Justin Vinomon (Spring 2015)

John Chamberlin (Spring 2014 – present).

Moon-Tae Kim (Summer 2013 – Fall 2014).

Cameron Story (Summer 2013 – Summer 2014).

Anne Frolov (Summer 2013 – Summer 2014).

Katharine Korunes (Summer 2012 – Summer 2014) (poster presented at SSE meeting 2014).

Charan Balaji (Spring 2012).

Andrea Mycroft (Fall 2011 – Fall 2012).

Laura Crites (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Khiara Drew (REU student, Summer 2011).

Seth Garner (Summer 2011 – Spring 2012).

Amy Davidson (Fall 2009 – Spring 2011).

Ji-sun Shin (Fall 2009 – Summer 2011) (presented at CURO symposium 2011).

Laurie Lindberg.  (Spring 2009 – Spring 2010).

Alison Hall (no relation).  (Summer 2008 – Summer 2011).

Sara Pope.  (Summer 2008 – Summer 2009).

Kris Robinson. (Summer 2008 – Fall 2008).

Ben Judd. (Spring 2007 – Spring 2008).

Jessica Winek. (Summer 2007 – Spring 2008).

Will Carroll (Summer 2007).

Stacie Robinson. (Fall 2006 – Spring 2007).

Celine Hong. (Fall 2006 – Spring 2007).

Undergraduate theses

Jennifer Pallansch (Spring 2012 – Spring 2014). The evolution of color shifts in fireflies. Submitted Fall 2013. Presented at CURO symposium Spring 2013, Spring 2014.

Farres Obeidin (Spring 2010 – Spring 2012). Modeling adaptive telomere failure submitted May 2012. Presented at 2012 CURO symposium. Presented at annual meeting of Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Group, October 2011.

Matt Agan (Summer 2007 – Spring 2008).  Epistasis among biosynthetic genes in yeast. Submitted May 2008. Presented at CURO Symposium, Spring 2008, and in regular session of annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution in Minneapolis, June 2008. Research data were incorporated into a paper published in 2010.