Justin Borevitz obtained his PhD in 2002 from the University of California at San Diego with Joanne Chory studying Natural Variation in Arabidopsis light response. He performed postdoctoral research with Joseph Ecker (2002-2004) at the Salk Institute studying genomic diversity in Arabidopsis using tiling arrays. From 2004 until 2012 he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Dept of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. In 2012 he moved to the Australian National University and became full Professor in 2014. Research focuses on Genome Wide Association Studies of growth and developmental traits under simulated climates in plant models Arabidopsis and Brachypodium. Landscape genomics is being used in crops and Eucalyptus foundation species. The goal is to identify the genetic basis of climate adaptation to predict and select adaptive genotypes for changing and challenging growing conditions.
- Genetic Variation for Life History Sensitivity to Seasonal Warming in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Li Y, Cheng R, Spokas KA, Palmer AA, Borevitz JO.
Genetics. 2014 Feb;196(2):569-77.
- Li Y, Huang Y, Bergelson J, Nordborg M, Borevitz JO. Association mapping of
local climate-sensitive quantitative trait loci in Arabidopsis thaliana. Proc
Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Dec 7;107(49):21199-204. Epub 2010 Nov 15. PubMed PMID:
21078970; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3000268.