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Jesse Dylan Hollister



Fields of Interest:

Evolutionary biology, genomics, plant genetics, biodiversity and sustainability, science and society


PhD: 2009 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, USA


Jesse Hollister is an evolutionary geneticist whose research has focused on the interplay between environmental variation and genome evolution in diverse plant species.

He has designed and taught courses ranging from genomics to plant diversity to human physiology.

Before coming to Fulbright, Jesse completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University and the University of Toronto and was an assistant professor at Stony Brook University in New York. He was also a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine of the USA, serving in the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law (2012 fellow).


  • Evolutionary and comparative genomics of flowering plants
  • Epigenetics
  • Transmission genetics and chromosome biology
  • Plant-insect interactions
  • Lepidopteran (butterfly and moth) diversity of Vietnam
  • Island biogeography
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