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About David D. Duvernell

Dr. David D. Duvernell was named chair of the Biological Sciences department at Missouri University of Science and Technology, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He was formerly chair and professor of biological sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
 
Dr. Duvernell is a population geneticist with interests in genetics and speciation, as well as genome evolution. He has several active collaborations involving killifish genetics, and has also studied retrotransposable element evolution in vertebrate genomes, as well as population genetics in fruit flies.
 
Dr. Duvernell joined the SIUE faculty as assistant professor of biological sciences in 2000. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006 and to full professor in 2012. He has served as department chair since 2013. He teaches courses in genetics, evolutionary biology, population genetics, molecular evolution and evolutionary medicine.
 
During his tenure at SIUE, Duvernell brought in nearly $1 million in sponsored research. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed publications and more than 100 presentations and published abstracts.
 
Duvernell is a member of the Illinois State Academy of Sciences Board and chaired the group’s Zoology Division. He has reviewed manuscripts for numerous professional academic journals and has served as an NSF panelist and reviewer and a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health and the Austrian Science Fund, among others.

New Faculty 2017-2018
 

Positions

August 2017 - Present Professor and Department Chair, Missouri University of Science and Technology Biological Sciences
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2012 - July 2017 Professor of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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2006 - 2012 Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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2000 - 2006 Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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1998 - 2000 Post-doctoral Research Associate, Stonybrook University ‐ Ecology and Evolution
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Education

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1998 Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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1992 - 1994 M.S. in Biological Sciences, Saint Louis University
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1988 - 1992 B.A. in Biology, Drury University
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Contact Information

Missouri University of Science and Technology
143A Schrenk Hall
400 W. 11th Street
Rolla, MO 65409

Phone: (573) 341-6988

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