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Kyle Benowitz

Assistant Professor

Sundquist Science Complex, Room B224
P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7762
Email: benowitzk@apsu.edu
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=VwrmG9gAAAAJ&hl=en

Education

Ph.D. University of Georgia (Genetics), 2017
B.A. University of Virginia (Biology), 2012

Teaching

Genetics, Principles of Biology

Research Interests

Evolutionary genomics, complex traits, insect social behavior

Selected Publications

Benowitz, K.M., J.M. Coleman, C.W. Allan, L.M. Matzkin. (2020) Contributions of cis- and trans-regulatory evolution to transcriptomic divergence across populations in the Drosophila mojavensis larval brain. Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 1407-1418.

Moore, A.J., K.M. Benowitz. (2019) From phenotype to genotype: the precursor hypothesis predicts genetic influences that facilitate transitions in social behavior. Current Opinion in Insect Science 34: 91-96.

Benowitz, K.M., E.C. McKinney, C.B. Cunningham, A.J. Moore. (2019) Predictable gene expression related to behavioral variation in parenting. Behavioral Ecology 30: 402-407.

Benowitz, K.M., J.M. Coleman, L.M. Matzkin. (2019) Assessing the architecture of Drosophila mojavensis locomotor evolution with bulk segregant analysis. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics 9: 1767-1775.

Benowitz, K.M., M.E. Sparks, E.C. McKinney, P.J. Moore, A.J. Moore. (2018) Variation in mandible development and its relationship to dependence on parents across burying beetles. Ecology and Evolution 8: 12832-12840.

Benowitz, K.M., E.C. McKinney, C.B. Cunningham, A.J. Moore. (2017) Relating quantitative variation within a behavior to variation in transcription. Evolution 71: 1999-2009.