Adam J. Fry, Lecturer and Biology 100s Coordinator (Ph.D., Brown University)

Contact Information:

Dr. Adam J. Fry,
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043 Storrs, CT 06269-3043
Tel: (860) 486-4689
Fax: (860) 486-6364
Office: TLS 308

Biology 102, UConn Early College Experience

Research Interests:
I am interested in the molecular evolution, phylogenetics, and population genetics of birds and in the molecular evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria.

Selected Publications:

Haney, R.A., B.R. Silliman, A.J. Fry, C.A. Layman, and D.M. Rand. 2007. The Pleistocene history of the sheepshead minnow ( Cyprinodon variegatus ): non-equilibrium evolutionary dynamics within a diversifying speciescomplex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43:743-754.

Bordenstein, S.R., M.L. Marshall, A.J. Fry, U. Kim, and J.J. Wernegreen. 2006. The Tripartite
Associations between Bacteriophage, Wolbachia, and Arthropods. PLOS Pathgens 2(5):384-393. pdf

Rand, D.M., A.J. Fry, and L. Sheldahl. 2006. Nuclear-mitochondrial epistasis and Drosophila aging: Introgression of D. simulans mtDNA modifies longevity in D. melanogaster nuclear backgrounds. Genetics 172(1):329-41. pdf

Fry, A.J., and J.J. Wernegreen. 2005. The Roles of Positive and Negative Selection in the Molecular Evolution of Endosymbionts. Gene 355:1-10. pdf

Rand, D.M., R.A. Haney, and A.J. Fry. 2004. Cytonuclear Co-evolution: The Genomics of Cooperation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 19:645-653. pdf

Fry, A.J., M.R. Palmer, and D. M. Rand. 2004. Variable Fitness Effects of Wolbachia Infection in Drosophila melanogaster . Heredity 93:379-389. pdf

Fry, A.J., and D. M. Rand. 2002. Wolbachia Interactions that determine Drosophila melanogaster Survival . Evolution 56:1976-1981. pdf

Klicka, J.T., A.J. Fry, R.M. Zink, and C.W. Thompson. 2001. A Cytochrome- b Perspective on Passerina Bunting Relationships. Auk 118:611-623.

Fry, A.J., 1999. Mildly Deleterious Mutations in Avian Mitochondrial DNA: Evidence From Neutrality Tests. Evolution 53(5):1617-1620. pdf

Fry, A.J., and R.M. Zink. 1998. Geographic Analysis of Nucleotide Diversity and Song Sparrow Population History. Molecular Ecology. 7:1303-1313. pdf

Fry, A.J., O.R. Rojas-Soto, and A.G. Navaro S. 1996. A Winter Specimen Record of the Gray Vireo from San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Western Birds 27:54-55.

Dodge, A.G., A.J. Fry, R.C. Blackwell, and R.M. Zink. 1995. Comparison of Phylogenies derived from two molecular data sets in the avian genera Pipilo and Spizella. Wilson Bulletin. 107(4): 641-654.

Fry, A.J. 1993. Bird walks in Rhode Island: a Guide to Birdwatching in the Ocean State. Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vermont. Pp. 157.