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Jeffrey Good, Assistant Professor

Location: Health Sciences 308

Phone: (406) 243-5771


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2009
University of Arizona, Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2007
University of Idaho, M.S., Biology, 2002
University of Idaho, B.S., Zoology, 1999

Selected Publications

Briggs, A. W., Good, J. M., Green, R. E., Krause, J., Maricic, T., Stenzel, U., Lalueza-Fox, C., Rudan, P., Brajkovic, D., Kucan, Z, Gusic, I., Schmitz, R., Doronichev, V. B., Golovanova, L. V., Rasilla, M., Fortea, J., Rosas, A., and Pääbo, S. 2009. Targeted retrieval and analysis of five Neandertal mtDNA genomes. Science, 325: 318-321

Good, J. M., Dean, M. D., and Nachman, M. W. 2008. A complex genetic basis to X-linked hybrid male sterility between two species of house mice. Genetics, 179: 2213-2228. 

Good, J. M., Handel, M. A., and Nachman, M. W. 2008. Asymmetry and polymorphism of hybrid male sterility during the early stages of speciation in house mice. Evolution, 62: 50-65.

Good, J. M., Hird, S., Reid, N., Demboski, J. R., Steppan, S. J., Martin-Nims, T. R., and Sullivan, J.  2008. Ancient hybridization and mitochondrial capture between two species of chipmunks.  Molecular Ecology, 17:1313-1327.

Dean, M. D., Good, J. M., and Nachman, M. W. 2008. Adaptive evolution of proteins secreted during sperm maturation: an analysis of the mouse epididymal transcriptome. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 25: 383-392. 

Good, J. M., Hayden, C. A., and Wheeler, T. J. 2006. Adaptive protein evolution and regulatory divergence in Drosophila. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 23:1101-1103.

Saunders, M. A., Good, J. M., Lawrence, E. C., Ferrel, R. E., Li, W-H., and Nachman, M. W. 2006. Human adaptive evolution at Myostatin, a regulator of muscle growth.  American Journal of Human Genetics, 79:1089-1097.

Good, J. M., Ross, C. L., and Markow, T. A. 2006. Multiple paternity in wild-caught Drosophila mojavensis.  Molecular Ecology, 15:2253-2260.

Good, J. M. and Nachman, M. W. 2005. Rates of protein evolution are positively correlated with timing of expression during mouse spermatogenesis. Molecular Biology and Evolution 22:1044-1052.

Good, J. M., Demboski, J. R., Nagorsen, D., and Sullivan, J. 2003. Phylogeography and introgressive hybridization: chipmunks (genus Tamias) in the northern Rocky Mountains. Evolution, 57:1900-1916.

Good, J. M. and Sullivan, J. 2001. Phylogeography of the red-tailed chipmunk (Tamias ruficaudus), a northern Rocky Mountain endemic. Molecular Ecology, 10:2683-2696.

Field of Study

Mammalian Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics