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EVOLUTIONARY GENETICS

OF CICHLID FISHES

 
  
 
 
 
 

 
 

Thomas D. Kocher

Professor of Biology

BA Biology, Yale University, 1981

PhD Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1986

 

Recent publications

Li M, Sun Y, Zhao J, Shi H, Zeng S, Ye K, Jiang D, Zhou L, Sun L, Tao W, Nagahama Y, Kocher TD, Wang D. A tandem duplicate of anti-Müllerian hormone with a missense SNP on the Y chromosome is essential for male sex determination in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. PLoS Genet 11:e1005678.

Conte MA, Kocher TD. An improved genome reference for the African cichlid, Metriaclima zebra. BMC Genomics 16:724

Teaching

BSCI222 Principles of Genetics Syllabus

BSCI338K Genetic Research on Cichlid Fishes Syllabus

Hobbies

Woodworking

I enjoy turning trees into furniture. I like to build sturdy, but stylish built-ins and free-standing pieces for my home. Someday I'd like to build some more creative art furniture.

Flying

I'm building an airplane in my basement (really!) It's an RV-7 all metal kit plane from Vans Aircraft that will go 200mph...about the year 2017.

RV7 kitplane

 
 
 
 

Tom Kocher

Wood bench

TDKairplane