TheHittingerLab

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The Hittinger Lab

NSF CAREER Grant Press Releases

Beer and Bioenergy: Research wins NSF CAREER award to study yeast biodiversity. June 12, 2013. Written by Celia Luterbacher.

Students experiment with biofuels, by Sarah Wright, 24 December 2015, featured in The Herald-Independent.

PEW Press Releases

Yeast Researcher, Chris Hittinger, named Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. June 24, 2014. Written by Kelly April Tyrrell.

Pew Grants 22 Young Scientists Support for Biomedical Research. June 24, 2014.

NSF Dimensions Press Releases

WEI's Chris Hittinger receives $2 million to study yeast biodiversity. September 17, 2014. Written by Leslie Shown.

Whither the diversity of life on Earth? NSF, partners award $23 million for studies of planet's biodiversity. September 10, 2014.

WEI Day in the Life

 

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Chris Todd Hittinger is Motivated by Missing Links in Yeast Evolution by Leslie Shown, November 12, 2014

GROW - Wisconsin's Magazine for the Life Sciences, "Forever Rising" article by Terry Devitt.

PRESS COVERAGE OF OUR RESEARCH

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Haase MAB, Kominek J, Langdon QK, Kurtzman CP, Hittinger CT@. 2017. Genome sequence and physiological analysis of Yamadazyma laniorum f.a. sp. nov. and a reevaluation of the apocryphal xylose fermentation of its sister species Candida tenuis. FEMS Yeast Res epub.

Peris D, Langdon QK, Moriarty RV, Sylvester K, Bontrager M, Charron G, Leducq JB, Landry CR, Libkind D, Hittinger CT(@). Complex ancestries of lager-brewing hybrids were shaped by standing variation in the wild yeast Saccharomyces eubayanus. PLOS Genetics. 6 July 2016.

Alexander WG, Peris D, Pfannenstiel BT, Opulente DA, Kuang M, Hittinger CT(@). Efficient engineering of marker-free synthetic allotetraploids of Saccharomyces. Fungal Genet Biol in press.

Baker EC, Wang B, Bellora N, Peris D, Hulfachor A, Koshalek J, Adams M, Libkind D, Hittinger CT. The genome sequence of Saccharomyces eubayanus and the domestication of lager-brewing yeasts. MBE.

Sylvester K, Wang QM, James B, Mendez R, Hulfachor AB, Hittinger CT. 2015. Temperature and host preferences drive the diversification of Saccharomyces and other yeasts: a survey and the discovery of eight new yeast species. FEMS Yeast Res in press.

Alexander WG, Doering DT, Hittinger CT. 2014. High-Efficiency Genome Editing and Allele Replacement in Prototrophic and Wild Strains of Saccharomyces. Genetics 1 November 2014. v198 no3: 859-866.

Peris D, Sylvester K, Libkind D, Gonçalves C, Sampaio JP, Alexander WG, Hittinger CT. 2014. Population structure and reticulate evolution of Saccharomyces eubayanus and its lager-brewing hybrids. Molecular Ecology 23:8 (2031-2045).

Libkind D, Hittinger CT, Valério E, Gonçalves C, Dover J, Johnston M, Gonçalves P, Sampaio JP. 2011. Microbe domestication and the identification of the wild genetic stock of lager-brewing yeast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in press.

Scannell DR, Zill OA, Rokas A, Payen C, Dunham MJ, Eisen MB, Rine J, Johnston M, Hittinger CT. 2011. The awesome power of yeast evolutionary genetics: New genome sequences and strain resources for the Saccharomyces sensu stricto genus. G3: Genes | Genomes | Genetics 1: 11-25.

Hittinger CT, Gonçalves P, Sampaio JP, Dover J, Johnston M, Rokas A. 2010. Remarkably ancient balanced polymorphisms in a multi-locus gene network. Nature 464: 54-58.

Hittinger CT, Johnston M, Tossberg JT, Rokas A. 2010. Leveraging skewed transcript abundance by RNA-Seq to increase the genomic depth of the tree of life. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 107 (4): 1476-1481.

Hittinger CT, Carroll SB. 2007. Gene duplication and the adaptive evolution of a classic genetic switch. Nature 449 (7163): 677-681.

Hittinger CT, Stern DL, Carroll SB. 2005. Pleiotropic functions of a conserved insect-specific Hox peptide motif. Development 132 (23): 5261-5270.

Hittinger CT, Rokas A, Carroll SB. 2004. Parallel inactivation of multiple GAL pathway genes and ecological diversification in yeasts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 101 (39): 14144-14149.

"Genome sequence and physiological analysis of Yamadazyma laniorum f.a. sp. nov. and a reevaluation of the apocryphal xylose fermentation of its sister species Candida tenuis."

"Complex ancestries of lager-brewing hybrids were shaped by standing variation in the wild yeast Saccharomyces eubayanus. PLOS Genetics."

"Efficient engineering of marker-free synthetic allotetraploids of Saccharomyces."

"The genome sequence of Saccharomyces eubayanus and the domestication of lager-brewing yeasts."

"Temperature and host preferences drive the diversification of Saccharomyces and other yeasts: a survey and the discovery of eight new yeast species."

"High-Efficiency Genome Editing and Allele Replacement in Prototrophic and Wild Strains of Saccharomyces."

"Population structure and reticulate evolution of Saccharomyces eubayanus and its lager-brewing hybrids"

"Microbe domestication and the identification of the wild genetic stock of lager-brewing yeast"

"The awesome power of yeast evolutionary genetics: New genome sequences and strain resources for the Saccharomyces sensu stricto genus"

"Remarkably ancient balanced polymorphisms in a multi-locus gene network"

"Leveraging skewed transcript abundance by RNA-Seq to increase the genomic depth of the tree of life"

"Gene duplication and the adaptive evolution of a classic genetic switch"

"Pleiotropic functions of a conserved insect-specific Hox peptide motif"

"Parallel inactivation of multiple GAL pathway genes and ecological diversification in yeasts"

 


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