Charles H. Langley

image of Charles H. Langley

Distinguished Professor of Genetics


Population Biology
Evolution and Ecology

Offices and Labs

3342B Storer Hall



1971 PhD Zoology University of Texas, Austin
1968 BA Zoology University of Texas, Austin

Research Interests

Population genetics and molecular evolution.


The Genetics Society of America Medal - 1999
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 2007

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Evolution and Ecology
Center for Population Biology


Genetics Society of America
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

Population Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics
Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Animal Genomics

Teaching Interests

Genetics, Evolution, Population Genetics, Genomics and Molecular evolution.


EVE 102 Popn & Quant Genetics
BIS 101 Genes & Gene Expression


2/3/2015 9:19:49 AM
  • Lack, J.B., C.M. Cardeno, M.W. Crepeau, W. Taylor, R.B. Corbett-Detig, K.A. Stevens, C.H. Langley, J.E. Pool.  The Drosophila Genome Nexus: A Population Genomic Resource of 623 Drosophila melanogaster Genomes, Including 197 from a Single Ancestral Range Population.  Genetics 115, 2015, doi:10.1534/genetics.115.174664.

  • Langley S. A., G. H. Karpen, C. H. Langley.  Nucleosomes shape DNA polymorphism and divergence. PLoS Genetics 10: e1004457, 2014.

  • Neale, D. B., J. L. Wegrzyn, K. A. Stevens, A. V. Zimin, D. Puiu, M. W. Crepeau, C. Cardeno, M. Koriabine, A. E. Holtz-Morris, J. D. Liechty, P. J. Martínez-García, H. A. Vasquez-Gross, B. Y. Lin, J. J. Zieve, Dougherty W. M., Fuentes-Soriano S., Wu L.-S., Gilbert D., G. Marçais, M. Roberts, C. Holt, M. Yandell, J. M. Davis, K. E. Smith, J. F. Dean, W. Lorenz, R. W. Whetten, R. Sederoff, N. Wheeler, P. E. McGuire, D. Main, C. A. Loopstra, K. Mockaitis, P. J. deJong, J. A. Yorke, S. L. Salzberg, C. H. Langley.  Decoding the massive genome of loblolly pine using haploid DNA and novel assembly strategies. Genome Biology 15: R59, 2014, doi: 10.1186/gb-2014-15-3-r59.

  • Langley, C.H., K. Stevens, C. Cardeno, Y.C. Lee, D.R. Schrider, J.E. Pool, S. A. Langley, C. Suarez, R.B. Corbett-Detig, B. Kolaczkowski, S. Fang, P.M. Nista, A.K. Holloway, A.D. Kern, C.N. Dewey, Y.S. Song, M.W. Hahn, D.J. Begun. Genomic Variation in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 192:533-598, 2012, doi:10.1534/genetics.112.142018.
  • Stephan, W., Y. Song and C.H. Langley: The hitchhiking effect on linkage disequilibrium between linked neutral sites. Genetics 172;: 2647-2663, 2006, doi: 10.1534/genetics.105.050179.