Chris Ellison

Chris joined the Taylor lab in July of 2007 and successfully passed his qualifying exam on December 18 2007. Chris completed his PhD in John Taylor's lab in May of 2011 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Bachtron Lab (functional and evolutionary genomics). He is investigating the gain of chromatin entry sites on the neo-X chromosome of D. miranda in the department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley.


  • Ellison, C. E., Stajich, J. E., Jacobson D. J., Lapidus, A., Foster, B., Aerts. A., Riley, R., Lindquist, E. A., Grigoriev, I. V., and J. W. Taylor. 2011. Massive changes in genome architecture accompany the transition to self-fertility in the filamentous fungus Neurospora tetrasperma. Genetics (in press). doi: 10.1534/genetics.111.130690
  • Roper, M., Ellison, C., Taylor, J., and N. L. Glass. 2011. Nuclear and genome dynamics in multinucleate ascomycete fungi. Current Biology 21(18): R786-R793.
  • Ellison, C. E., C. Hall, D. Kowbel, J. Welch, R. B. Brem, N. L. Glass, and J. W. Taylor. 2011. Population genomics and local adaptation in wild isolates of a model microbial eukaryote. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (USA) 108 (7): 2831-2836. [Neurospora SNP data]
  • John W. Taylor and Christopher E. Ellison. 2010. Mushrooms: Morphological complexity in the fungi. PNAS 107(26): 11655-11656.