Áki Jarl Láruson

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About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Katie Lotterhos at Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center. We're working on verifying approaches aimed at detecting molecular signatures of adaptation.

I graduated with my Ph.D. from the lab of Dr. Floyd Reed at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, with a specialization in Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation Biology. My dissertation work focused on gene and genome evolution in the pan-tropical sea urchin genus Tripneustes. My research interests generally relate to molecular evolutionary biology, especially in the context of marine ecology.


Marine Science Center
430 Nahant Road
Nahant, MA 01908

Email: a.laruson@northeastern.edu

twitter: @AkiJarl


Lotterhos Lab page: https://sites.google.com/site/katielotterhos/people?authuser=0
Personal website: http://akijarl.wordpress.com
github: https://github.com/akijarl

Selected Publications

Láruson, Á.J.; Coppard, S.; Pespeni, M.; Reed, F. (2018) Gene expression across tissues, sex, and life stages in the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla [Toxopneustidae, Odontophora, Camarodonta].Marine Genomics 41:12-18. doi:10.1016/j.margen.2018.07.002

Láruson, Á.J. (2017) Rates and relations of mitochondrial genome evolution across the Echinoidea, with special focus on the superfamily Odontophora. Ecology and Evolution 7(13):4543-4551. doi:10.1002/ece3.3042

Láruson, Á.J. & Reed F.A. (2016) Stability of underdominant genetic polymorphisms in population networks. Journal of Theoretical Biology 390:156-163. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.11.023