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10020 Biological Sciences, Charlotte Lindqvist, portraitDr. Charlotte Lindqvist

Associate Professor
Office: Hochstetter 645
Tel: 645-4986

Ph.D. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Postdoctoral Research at University of Oslo, Norway

Research Summary

My research is broadly concerned with the processes and patterns of genetic and morphological diversification in natural populations and environments. My work is forcused on speciation processes, polyploidy and hybridization in both animals and plants, particularly marine mammals and flowering plant radiations. My research employs the use of genomic technologies to wildlife populations, historical and prehistorical material (ancient DNA), assembly of organellar genomes (plastid and mitochondrial), and metagenomics and mass-sequencing of environmental samples. My current projects include investigation of polar bear evolution, evolutionary genetics of New World mints and untangling the origin a Hawaiian endemic plant radiation (Lamiaceae), and metagenomic investigation of the marine mammal gut microbiota.

Selected Publications

For Dr. Lindqvist’s Google Scholar page, see here.

  • Haase, E.M., Kou, Y., Sabharwal, A., Liao, Y.-C., Lan, T., Lindqvist, C., Scannapieco, F.A. (2017) Comparative genomics and evolution of the amylase-binding proteins of oral streptococci. BMC Microbiology 17: 94.
  • Lan, T., Cheng, J., Ratan, A., Miller, W., Schuster, S.C., Rode, K., Atwood, T., Farley, S., Shideler, R.T., Talbot, S.L., Mailund, T., Lindqvist, C. (2016) Genome-wide evidence for a hybrid origin of modern polar bears. bioRxiv
  • Welch, A.J., Hofer, K., Ratan, A., Drautz, D., Schuster, S.C., Lindqvist, C. (2016) The quest to resolve recent radiations: Plastid phylogenomics of extinct and endangered Hawaiian endemic mints (Lamiaceae). Mol Phyl Evol 99: 16-33.
  • Roy, T., Lindqvist, C. (2015) New insights into the evolutionary relationships within subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) based on a pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) nuclear DNA sequences. Am J Bot 102: 1721-1735.
  • Roy, T., Cole, L.W., Chang, T.-H., Lindqvist, C. (2015). Untangling reticulate evolutionary relationships among New World and Hawaiian mints (Stachydeae, Lamiaceae). Mol Phyl Evol 89: 46-62.
  • Welch, A.J., Bedoya-Reina, O.C., Carretero-Paulet, L., Miller, W., Rode, K.D., Lindqvist, C. (2014). Polar bears exhibit genome-wide signatures of bioenergetic adaptation to life in the Arctic environment. Genome Biol Evol 6: 433-450.
  • Roy,, Chang, T.-H., Lan, T., Lindqvist, C. (2013). Phylogeny and biogeography of New World Stachydeae (Lamiaceae) with emphasis on the origin and diversification of Hawaiian and South American taxa. Mol Phyl Evol 69: 218-238.
  • Miller, W., Schuster, S.C., Welch, A.J., Ratan, A., Bedoya-Reina, O.C., Zhao, F., Kim, H.L., Burhans, R.C., Drautz, D.I., Wittekindt, N.E., Tomsho, L.P., Ibarra-Laclette, E., Herrera-Estrella, L., Peacock, E., Farley, S., Sage, G.K., Rode, K., Obbard, M., Montiel, R., Bachmann, L., Ingólfsson, Ó., Aars, J., Mailund, T., Wiig, Ø., Talbot, S.L., Lindqvist, C. (2012). Polar and brown bear genomes reveal ancient admixture and demographic footprints of past climate change. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 109(36): E2382-E2390.
  • Lindqvist, C., Schuster, S.C., Sun, Y., Talbot, S.L., Qi, J., Ratan, A. Tomsho, L.P., Kasson, L., Zeyl, E., Aars, J., Miller, W., Ingolfsson, O., Bachmann, L., Wiig, Ø (2010). Complete mitochondrial genome of a Pleistocene jawbone unveils the origin of polar bear. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA 107: 5053-5057.
  • Scheen, A.-C., Bendiksby, Ryding, O., , Mathiesen, C., Albert, V.A., Lindqvist, C. (2010). Molecular phylogenetics, character evolution, and suprageneric classification of Lamioideae (Lamiaceae). Annals Miss Bot Gard 97: 191-218.
  • Lindqvist, C., Bachmann, L., Andersen, L.W., Born, E.W., Arnason, U., Kovacs, K.M., Lydersen, C., Abramov, A.V., Wiig, Ø. (2009). The Laptev Sea walrus Odobenus rosmarus laptevi: an enigma revisited. Zool Scripta 38(2): 113-224.
  • Lindqvist, C., Probst, A., Martin, A.R., Wiig, Ø., Bachmann, L. (2009). Molecular species identification of historical whale remains from South Georgia. Marine Mammal Science 25(1): 229-238.
  • Lindqvist, C., Laakkonen, L., Albert, V.A. (2007). Polyglutamine variation in a flowering time protein correlates with island age in a Hawaiian plant radiation. BMC Evol Biol 7: 105.
  • Lindqvist, C., Scheen, A., Yoo, M., Grey, P., Oppenheimer, D.G., Leebens-Mack, J.H., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S., Albert, V.A. (2006). An expressed sequence tag (EST) library from developing fruits of an Hawaiian endemic mint (Stenogyne rugosa, Lamiaceae): characterization and microsatellite markers. BMC Plant Biol 6: 16.
  • Lindqvist, C., Albert, V.A. (2002). Origin of the Hawaiian endemic mints within North American Stachys (Lamiaceae). Am J Bot 89: 1709-1724.