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Joel Sharbrough, PhD

Assistant Professor




Ph.D. Biology, 2016, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

B.S. Biological Sciences, 2009, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA

Secondary School Teaching Certificate, 2009, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, USA


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Colorado State University (2016-2020)

Areas of Expertise

  • Genomic evolution
  • Eukaryotic energy production


  • Sharbrough J, Conover JL, Fernandes Gyorfy M, Grover CE, Miller ER, Wendel JF, Sloan DB. Global patterns of subgenome evolution in organelle-targeted genes of six allotetraploid angiosperms. In review.
  • Ghiselli F, Gomes-dos-Santos A, Adema C, Lopes-Lima M, Sharbrough J, Boore JL. 2021. Molluscan mitochondrial genomes break the rules. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. In Press.
  • Greimann ES, Ward SF, Woodell JD, Hennessey S, Kline MR, Moreno JA, Peters M, Cruise JL, Montooth KL, Neiman M, Sharbrough J. 2020. Phenotypic variation in mitochondria-related performance traits across New Zealand snail populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60:2, 275-287.
  • Forsythe ES, Sharbrough J, Havird JC, Warren JM, Sloan DB. 2019. CyMIRA: The Cytonuclear Molecular Interactions Reference for Arabidopsis. Genome Biology and Evolution. 11:8, 2194-2202.
  • Sharbrough J, Luse M, Boore JL, Logsdon Jr. JM, Neiman M. 2018. Radical amino acid mutations persist longer in the absence of sex. Evolution. 72:4, 808-824.
  • Sloan DB, Wu Z, Sharbrough J. 2018. Correction of persistent errors in Arabidopsis reference mitochondrial genomes. The Plant Cell. 30:3, 525-527.
  • Sloan DB, Broz AK, Sharbrough J, Wu Z. 2018. Detecting rare mutations and DNA damage with sequencing-based methods. Trends in Biotechnology. 36:7, 729-740.
  • Sloan D, Havird JC, Sharbrough J. 2017. The on‐again, off‐again relationship between mitochondrial genomes and species boundaries. Molecular Ecology. 26:8, 2212-2236.
  • Sharbrough J, Havird JC, Noe GR, Warren JM, Sloan DB. 2017. The mitonuclear dimension of Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestry in modern human genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution. 9:6, 1567-1581.
  • McElroy KE, Denton RD, Sharbrough J, Bankers L, Neiman M, Gibbs HL. 2017. Genome expression balance in a triploid trihybrid vertebrate Genome Biology and Evolution. 9:4, 968-980.
  • Sharbrough J, Cruise JL, Beetch M, Enright NM, Neiman M. 2017. Genetic variation for mitochondrial function in the New Zealand freshwater snail Potamopyrgus antipodarum. Journal of Heredity. 108:7, 759-768.
  • Sharbrough J, Conover JL, Tate JA, Wendel JF, Sloan DB. 2017. Cytonuclear responses to genome doubling. American Journal of Botany. 104:9.
  • Beck EA, Thompson AC, Sharbrough J, Brud E, Llopart A. 2015. Gene flow between Drosophila yakuba and Drosophila santomea in subunit V of cytochrome c oxidase: A potential case of cytonuclear cointrogression. Evolution. 69:8, 1973-1986.


Genomic and phenotypic consequences of asexuality. 2016. University of Iowa.