Spatial Eco-Evolutionary Genetics

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Ph.D. Student

University of Mississippi

Jan 2014 – May 2020 University, Mississippi, USA

Research:

  • Evolutionary history of subterranean termites in the geographic and ecological context of the Appalachian Mountains

  • Ecological drivers of species distributions and niche overlap for three subterranean termite species in the southern Appalachian Mountains

  • The role of glacial-interglacial climate change in shaping the genetic structure of eastern subterranean termites in the southern Appalachian Mountains

  • Tree canopy cover and species richness in the Appalachian Mountains modulate epigenetic changes in the eastern subterranean termite

  • A novel metric that captures functional landscape connectivity at multiple scales, from alleles to communities

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Mississippi

Jan 2014 – May 2020 University, Mississippi, USA

Courses taught:

  • Genetics Lab (Fall 2015-Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Spring 2020)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology Lab (Spring 2019)
  • Population Genetics Computer Lab (Spring 2018)
  • Inquiry into Life Lab I: Human Biology (Spring 2014-Spring 2015)
  • Biological Sciences I Lab (Fall 2014)
  • Inquiry into Life Lab II: Diversity and the Environment (Spring 2014)

Guest lectures:

  • Course: Evolution; Title: Genetic Drift and the Founder Effect (30 Oct 2019)
  • Course: Genetics; Title: Population Genetics (5 Mar 2019; 8 Mar 2018)
  • Course: Integrated Science; Title: Classical and Modern Genetics (13 Apr 2018)

When not teaching:

  • Fall 2019 (Awarded University of Mississippi Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship)
  • Summer 2015-2018 (Awarded University of Mississippi Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship)
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Yale University

Jun 2007 – Aug 2012 New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Research:

  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology:

  • Galapagos giant tortoise conservation research: phylogeography, speciation, hybridization

  • Disease vector (tsetse) research: spatio-temporal patterns of genetic variation and host-parasite interactions

Service:

  • DNA Analysis Facility on Science Hill:

  • Training of staff/students in molecular techniques and data analysis

  • Operation and maintenance of sequencing equipment and software

Peer Review

Publons Profile

8 reviews: Bulletin of Entomological Research (3); Molecular Ecology (2); Animal Microbiome (1); Ecology and Evolution (1); Infection, Genetics and Evolution (1)

Presentations

  • North American Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology: Landscape Genetics Symposium (7-11 Apr 2019, Fort Collins CO): Landscape connectivity: neutral and adaptive genetic variation across space

  • University of Mississippi Graduate Student Council 9th Annual Research Symposium (26 Mar 2019, Oxford MS): Ecological drivers of subterranean termite distributions

  • Ecological Society of America: Statistical Ecology Section (5-10 Aug 2018, New Orleans LA): Capturing population structure and landscape connectivity by modeling neutral and adaptive genetic variation across space

  • University of Mississippi Graduate Student Council 8th Annual Research Symposium (20 Mar 2018, Oxford MS): Landscape connectivity: neutral and adaptive genetic variation across space

  • Entomological Society of America (4-8 Nov 2017, Denver CO): Evolutionary history of eastern subterranean termites: distributional shifts and postglacial expansion in the Appalachian Mountains

  • University of Mississippi Research Showcase (31 Mar 2017, Oxford MS): Inferring the eastern subterranean termite’s evolutionary past: history of dispersal and habitat utilization in the Appalachians

  • LSU Museum of Natural Science Seminar Series (17 Mar 2017, Baton Rouge LA): Phylogeography of the eastern subterranean termite Reticulitermes flavipes: demographic history and niche evolution in the Appalachian Mountains

  • University of Mississippi Graduate Student Council 7th Annual Research Symposium (2 Mar 2017, Oxford MS): Genetic variation and geographic distribution of subterranean termites in the Appalachians

Publications

= Equal Contribution

  1. Ryan C Garrick, Chaz Hyseni, Isis Arantes: Efficient summary statistics for detecting lineage fusion from phylogeographic datasets. Journal of Biogeography, In Press.

  2. Norah Saarman, Rosemary Bateta, Kirstin Dion, TJ Johnson, Chaz Hyseni, Winnie Okeyo, Paul Mireji, Sylvance Okoth, Grace Murilla, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Finding sources of re-infestation: Spatial scale of genetic connectivity of tsetse populations along the Ugandan and Kenyan shore of Lake Victoria. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, In Press.

  3. Daniela I Schneider, Norah Saarman, Maria G Onyango, Chaz Hyseni, Robert Opiro, Richard Echodu, Michelle O’Neill, Danielle Bloch, Aurelien Vigneron, TJ Johnson, Kirstin Dion, Brian L Weiss, Elizabeth Opiyo, Adalgisa Caccone, Serap Aksoy: Spatio-temporal distribution of Spiroplasma infections in the tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) in northern Uganda. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2019. PDF

  4. Chaz Hyseni, Ryan C Garrick: The role of glacial-interglacial climate change in shaping the genetic structure of eastern subterranean termites in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Ecology and Evolution, 2019. PDF

  5. Ryan C Garrick, Dana K Reppel, Jeremy T Morgan, Stephanie Burgess, Chaz Hyseni, Reese J Worthington, Michael D Ulyshen: Trophic interactions among dead-wood-dependent forest arthropods in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Food Webs, 2019. PDF

  6. Ryan C Garrick, John D Banusiewicz, Stephanie Burgess, Chaz Hyseni, Rebecca E Symula: Extending phylogeography to account for lineage fusion. Journal of Biogeography, 2019. PDF

  7. Chaz Hyseni, Ryan C Garrick: Ecological drivers of species distributions and niche overlap for three subterranean termite species in the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA. Insects, 2019. PDF

  8. Norah P Saarman, Robert Opiro, Chaz Hyseni, Richard Echodu, Elizabeth A Opiyo, Kirstin Dion, Thomas Johnson, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: The population genomics of multiple tsetse fly (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes) admixture zones in Uganda. Molecular Ecology, 2019. PDF

  9. Norah Saarman, Mary Burak, Robert Opiro, Chaz Hyseni, Richard Echodu, Kirstin Dion, Elizabeth A Opiyo, Augustine W Dunn, Giuseppe Amatulli, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: A spatial genetics approach to inform vector control of tsetse flies (Glossina fuscipes fuscipes ) in Northern Uganda. Ecology and Evolution, 2018. PDF

  10. Agapitus B Kato, Chaz Hyseni, Loyce M Okedi, Johnson O Ouma, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone, Charles Masembe: Mitochondrial DNA sequence divergence and diversity of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in the Lake Victoria basin of Uganda: implications for control. Parasites and Vectors, 2015. PDF

  11. Ryan C Garrick, Isabel A S Bonatelli, Chaz Hyseni, Ariadna Morales, Tara A Pelletier, Manolo F Perez, Edwin Rice, Jordan D Satler, Rebecca E Symula, Maria Tereza C Thome, Bryan C Carstens: The evolution of phylogeographic data sets. Molecular Ecology, 2015. PDF

  12. Ryan C Garrick, Brittney Kajdacsi, Michael A Russello, Edgar Benavides, Chaz Hyseni, James P Gibbs, Washington Tapia, Adalgisa Caccone: Naturally rare versus newly rare: demographic inferences on two timescales inform conservation of Galapagos giant tortoises. Ecology and Evolution, 2015. PDF

  13. Ryan C Garrick, Benjamin D Collins, Rachel N Yi, Rodney J Dyer, Chaz Hyseni: Identification of eastern United States Reticulitermes termite species via PCR-RFLP, assessed using training and test data. Insects, 2015. PDF

  14. Ryan C Garrick, Edgar Benavides, Michael A Russello, Chaz Hyseni, Danielle L Edwards, James P Gibbs, Washington Tapia, Claudio Ciofi, Adalgisa Caccone: Lineage fusion in Galapagos giant tortoises. Molecular Ecology, 2014. PDF

  15. Sarah Federman, Chaz Hyseni, Wendy Clement, Michael P Oatham, Adalgisa Caccone: Habitat fragmentation and the genetic structure of the Amazonian palm Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (Arecaceae) on the island of Trinidad. Conservation Genetics, 2013. PDF

  16. Brittney Kajdacsi, Federico Costa, Chaz Hyseni, Fleur Porter, Julia Brown, Gorete Rodrigues, Helena Farias, Mitermayer G Reis, James E Childs, Albert I Ko, Adalgisa Caccone: Urban population genetics of slum-dwelling rats (Rattus norvegicus) in Salvador, Brazil. Molecular Ecology, 2013. PDF

  17. Danielle L Edwards, Edgar Benavides, Ryan C Garrick, James P Gibbs, Michael A Russello, Kirstin B Dion, Chaz Hyseni, Joseph P Flanagan, Washington Tapia, Adalgisa Caccone: The genetic legacy of Lonesome George survives: giant tortoises with Pinta Island ancestry identified in Galapagos. Biological Conservation, 2013. PDF

  18. Mark Sistrom, Richard Echodu, Chaz Hyseni, John Enyaru, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Taking advantage of genomic data to develop reliable microsatellite loci in Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular Ecology Resources, 2013. PDF

  19. Richard Echodu, Mark Sistrom, Chaz Hyseni, John Enyaru, Loyce Okedi, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Genetically distinct Glossina fuscipes fuscipes populations in the lake Kyoga region of Uganda and its relevance for human African trypanosomiasis. BioMed Research International, 2013. PDF

  20. Ryan C Garrick, Edgar Benavides, Michael A Russello, James P Gibbs, Nikos Poulakakis, Kirstin B Dion, Chaz Hyseni, Brittney Kajdacsi, Lady Marquez, Sarah Bahan, Claudio Ciofi, Washington Tapia, Adalgisa Caccone: Genetic rediscovery of an ‘extinct’ Galapagos giant tortoise species. Current Biology, 2012 PDF

  21. Uzma Alam=, Chaz Hyseni=, Rebecca E Symula, Corey Brelsfoard, Yineng Wu, Oleg Kruglov, Jingwen Wang, Richard Echodu, Victor Alioni, Loyce M Okedi, Adalgisa Caccone, Serap Aksoy: Implications of microfauna-host interactions for trypanosome transmission dynamics in Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in Uganda. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2012 PDF

  22. Sarah Federman, Chaz Hyseni, Wendy Clement, Adalgisa Caccone: Isolation of 13 novel highly polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Amazonian Palm Mauritia flexuosa L.f. (Arecaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources, 2012. PDF

  23. Chaz Hyseni=, Agapitus B Kato=, Loyce M Okedi, Charles Masembe, Johnson O Ouma, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: The population structure of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in the Lake Victoria basin in Uganda: implications for vector control. Parasites and Vectors, 2012. PDF

  24. Chaz Hyseni, Jon S Beadell, Zaneli Gomez Ocampo, Johnson O Ouma, Loyce M Okedi, Michael W Gaunt, Adalgisa Caccone: The G.m. morsitans (Diptera: Glossinidae) genome as a source of microsatellite markers for other tsetse fly (Glossina) species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 2011. PDF

  25. Johnson O Ouma, Jon S Beadell, Chaz Hyseni, Loyce M Okedi, Elliot S Krafsur, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Genetic diversity and population structure of Glossina pallidipes in Uganda and western Kenya. Parasites and Vectors, 2011. PDF

  26. Richard Echodu, Jon S Beadell, Loyce M Okedi, Chaz Hyseni, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Temporal stability of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes populations in Uganda. Parasites and Vectors, 2011. PDF

  27. Jon S Beadell, Chaz Hyseni, Patrick P Abila, Rogers Azabo, John C K Enyaru, Johnson O Ouma, Yassir O Mohammed, Loyce M Okedi, Serap Aksoy, Adalgisa Caccone: Phylogeography and population structure of Glossina fuscipes fuscipes in Uganda: implications for control of tsetse. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2010. PDF

  28. Ylenia Chiari=, Chaz Hyseni=, Tom H Fritts, Scott Glaberman, Cruz Marquez, James P Gibbs, Julien Claude, Adalgisa Caccone: Morphometrics parallel genetics in a newly discovered and endangered taxon of Galapagos tortoise. PLoS ONE, 2009. PDF

  29. Patricia L R Brennan, Chaz Hyseni: Development of microsatellite markers for parentage analysis in the great tinamou (Tinamus major). Molecular Ecology Resources, 2008. PDF

  30. Michael A Russello, Chaz Hyseni, James P Gibbs, S Cruz, Cruz Marquez, Washington Tapia, P Velensky, Jeffrey R Powell, Adalgisa Caccone: Lineage identification of Galapagos tortoises in captivity worldwide. Animal Conservation, 2007. PDF

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