Charles H. Langley

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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


10/5/2012 9:24:39 PM
  • Begun, D.J, A.K. Holloway, K. Stevens, L.W. Hillier, Y-P. Poh, M.W. Hahn, P.M. Nista, C.D. Jones, A.D. Kern, C. Dewey, L. Pachter, E. Myers, C.H. Langley. Population genomics: whole-genome analysis of polymorphism and divergence in Drosophila simulans. PLoS Biology 5:e310, 2007.
  • Stephan, W., Y. Song and C.H. Langley: The hitchhiking effect on linkage disequilibrium between linked neutral sites. Genetics 172;: 2647-2663, 2006.
  • Langley, C.H., M. Crepeau, C. Cardeno, R. Corbett-Detig, and K. Stevens. Circumventing heterozygosity: Sequencing the amplified genome of a single haploid Drosophila melanogaster embryo. Genetics 188:239-246, 2011, doi:10.1534/genetics.111.127530.
  • 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.
  • J.E. Pool, R. Corbett-Detig, R.P. Sugino, K.A. Stevens, C.M. Cardeno, M.W. Crepeau, P. Duchen, J.J. Emerson, P. Saelao, D.J. Begun, and C.H. Langley Population genomics of sub-Saharan Drosophila melanogaster: African diversity and non-African admixture. (in press;

Teaching Interests

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


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