Jennifer Gleason

Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Primary office:

Dr. Gleason focuses on behavioral genetics, quantitative trait evolution in drosophila, drosophila courtship song and molecular evolution. Specifically she is looking at sexual isolation. Her research uses two species that do not normally mate with each other. These species differ in female cuticular hydrocarbons (detected by the males) and male courtship songs (produced by wing vibrations and heard by females). Preliminary results indicate that songs are polygenic, but surprisingly are influenced by genes of major effect that are probably not those identified in single gene mutation analyses.

Contact Us

Strong Hall, Room 200


RT @TheCommonsKU : For more info on tomorrow's conference on Childhood Poverty & the Kansas Child Welfare Crisis and to get the link for the…

KU Today
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times