Alumni Foundation Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Professor and Dean Emeritus
Ph.D. (1967) Rockefeller University
  • Research Interest: Evolutionary Genetics in Drosophila
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Research Intersts -
    • Evolutionary genetics of mating behavior and chromosomal polymorphisms of Drosophila species; evolutionary genomics of Drosophila; science education and minority participation in college science curricula.
Selected Publications:
  • Campbell, A., W.W. Anderson and E.W. Jones (eds.). 1992-2007. Annual Review of Genetics, Vols. 26-41.
  • Gowaty, P.A., W.W. Anderson, C.K. Bluhm, L.C. Drickamer, Y.-K. Kim and A.J. Moore. 2007. The hypothesis of reproductive compensation and its assumptions about mate preference and offspring viability. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:15023-1502.
  • Anderson, W.W., P.A. Gowaty and Y.-K. Kim. 2007. Experimental constraints on mate preferences in Drosophila pseudoobscura decrease offspring viability and fitness of mated pairs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104:4484-4488.
  • Drosophila Chromosome Working Group, including W.W. Anderson. 2008. Polytene chromosomal maps of 11 Drosophila species: the order of genomic scaffolds inferred from genetic and physical data. Genetics 179: 1601-1655.
  • Gowaty, P.A., Y.-K. Kim, J. Rawlings, and W.W. Anderson, 2010. Polyandry increases offspring viability and mother productivity but does not decrease mother survival in Drosophila pseudoobscura. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 107:13771-13776.
  • Kim, Y-K., M. Ruiz-Garcia, D. Alvarez, D.R. Phillips, and W.W. Anderson. 2011. Sexual isolation between Mainbody and Bogota strains of Drosophila pseudoobscura. Behavior Genetics 36: 328-330.
  • Quinn, Helen; Wyatt W. Anderson and other members of the National Research Council Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards. 2012. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. 357 pp. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
  • Gowaty, P.A., Y.-K. Kim, and W.W. Anderson. 2012. No evidence of sexual selection in a repetition of Bateman’s classic study of Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA 109:11740-11745.
  • Gowaty, P.A., Y.-K. Kim, and W.W. Anderson.2013. Mendel’s Law reveals fatal flaws in Bateman’s 1948 study of mating and fitness. FLY.
  • Anderson, Wyatt. 2013. Theodosius Dobzhansky, In Brenner’s online Encyclopedia of Genetics, Second Edition; Stanley Maloy, Editor. Elsevier; Oxford, UK.