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Casey Bergman

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Associate Professor

Positions Held

  • 2016-present, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Institute of Bioinformatics, University of Georgia, USA
  • 2010-2016 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2005-2010 Lecturer, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2003-2005 Royal Society USA Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2001-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genome Sciences, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA


  • 2001 Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, USA
  • 1996 M.A.T. (Biology), Department of Education, Cornell University, USA
  • 1995 B.S., Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, USA


  • 2012 Human Frontiers of Science Program Young Investigator Award (Renewal)
  • 2008 Human Frontiers of Science Program Young Investigator Award
  • 2007 University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal - Faculty of Life Sciences, Researcher of the Year
  • 2004 EC Access to Research Infrastructures Award
  • 2003 Royal Society USA Research Fellowship
  • 2003 National Science Foundation Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Informatics
  • 1997 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship
Selected Publications:

Full Publication list on Google Scholar

Miller DE, Cook KR, Yeganeh Kazemi N, Smith CB, Cockrell AJ, Hawley RS, Bergman CM. (2016) Rare recombination events generate sequence diversity among balancer chromosomes in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS. 113:E1352-61.

Rahman R, Chirn GW, Kanodia A, Sytnikova YA, Brembs B, Bergman CM, Lau NC. (2015) Unique transposon landscapes are pervasive across Drosophila melanogaster genomes. Nucl. Acids Res. 43:10655-72.

Gutzwiller F, Carmo CR, Miller DE, Rice DW, Newton IL, Hawley RS, Teixeira L, Bergman CM. (2015) Dynamics of Wolbachia pipientis Gene Expression Across the Drosophila melanogaster Life Cycle. G3 5:2843-56.

Blumenstiel JP, Chen X, He M, Bergman CM. (2014) An age-of-allele test of neutrality for transposable element insertions. Genetics. 196:523-38.  

Kim KE, Peluso P, Babayan P, Yeadon PJ, Yu C, Fisher WW, Chin CS, Rapicavoli NA, Rank DR, Li J, Catcheside DE, Celniker SE, Phillippy AM, Bergman CM, Landolin JM. (2014) Long-read, whole-genome shotgun sequence data for five model organisms. Scientific data. 1:140045.

Linheiro RS, Bergman CM. (2012) Whole genome resequencing reveals natural target site preferences of transposable elements in Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS One. 7:e30008.

Carr M, Bensasson D, Bergman CM. (2012) Evolutionary genomics of transposable elements in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLOS One. 7:e50978.

Richardson MF, Weinert LA, Welch JJ, Linheiro RS, Magwire MM, Jiggins FM, Bergman CM. (2012) Population genomics of the Wolbachia endosymbiont in Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS Genetics. 8:e1003129.

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