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Michael D. Sorenson, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University College of Arts and Sciences
DepartmentBiology
Address5 Cummington St
Boston MA 02215
Phone(617) 353-6983
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Dean of the Faculty, Natural Sciences
InstitutionBoston University College of Arts and Sciences

 Publications
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  1. Gomes AC, Sorenson MD, Cardoso GC. Speciation is associated with changing ornamentation rather than stronger sexual selection. Evolution. 2016 Dec; 70(12):2823-2838. PMID: 27718251.
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  2. Fossøy F, Sorenson MD, Liang W, Ekrem T, Moksnes A, Møller AP, Rutila J, Røskaft E, Takasu F, Yang C, Stokke BG. Ancient origin and maternal inheritance of blue cuckoo eggs. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:10272. PMID: 26754355.
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  3. Pauli M, Chakarov N, Rupp O, Kalinowski J, Goesmann A, Sorenson MD, Krüger O, Hoffman JI. De novo assembly of the dual transcriptomes of a polymorphic raptor species and its malarial parasite. BMC Genomics. 2015; 16:1038. PMID: 26645667.
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  4. Wilder AP, Kunz TH, Sorenson MD. Population genetic structure of a common host predicts the spread of white-nose syndrome, an emerging infectious disease in bats. Mol Ecol. 2015 Nov; 24(22):5495-506. PMID: 26407297.
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  5. Lavretsky P, Dacosta JM, Hernández-Baños BE, Engilis A, Sorenson MD, Peters JL. Speciation genomics and a role for the Z chromosome in the early stages of divergence between Mexican ducks and mallards. Mol Ecol. 2015 Nov; 24(21):5364-78. PMID: 26414437.
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  6. DaCosta JM, Sorenson MD. ddRAD-seq phylogenetics based on nucleotide, indel, and presence-absence polymorphisms: Analyses of two avian genera with contrasting histories. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2016 Jan; 94(Pt A):122-35. PMID: 26279345.
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  7. Ebel ER, DaCosta JM, Sorenson MD, Hill RI, Briscoe AD, Willmott KR, Mullen SP. Rapid diversification associated with ecological specialization in Neotropical Adelpha butterflies. Mol Ecol. 2015 May; 24(10):2392-405. PMID: 25809206.
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  8. DaCosta JM, Sorenson MD. Amplification biases and consistent recovery of loci in a double-digest RAD-seq protocol. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106713. PMID: 25188270.
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  9. Spottiswoode CN, Stryjewski KF, Quader S, Colebrook-Robjent JF, Sorenson MD. Ancient host specificity within a single species of brood parasitic bird. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 25; 108(43):17738-42. PMID: 21949391.
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  10. Sorenson MD, DaCosta JM. Genotyping HapSTR loci: phase determination from direct sequencing of PCR products. Mol Ecol Resour. 2011 Nov; 11(6):1068-75. PMID: 21692999.
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  11. Culumber ZW, Fisher HS, Tobler M, Mateos M, Barber PH, Sorenson MD, Rosenthal GG. Replicated hybrid zones of Xiphophorus swordtails along an elevational gradient. Mol Ecol. 2011 Jan; 20(2):342-56. PMID: 21210879.
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  12. Turmelle AS, Kunz TH, Sorenson MD. A tale of two genomes: contrasting patterns of phylogeographic structure in a widely distributed bat. Mol Ecol. 2011 Jan; 20(2):357-75. PMID: 21143331.
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  13. Sorenson MD, Hauber ME, Derrickson SR. Sexual imprinting misguides species recognition in a facultative interspecific brood parasite. Proc Biol Sci. 2010 Oct 22; 277(1697):3079-85. PMID: 20484239.
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  14. McCracken KG, Barger CP, Sorenson MD. Phylogenetic and structural analysis of the HbA (alphaA/betaA) and HbD (alphaD/betaA) hemoglobin genes in two high-altitude waterfowl from the Himalayas and the Andes: Bar-headed goose (Anser indicus) and Andean goose (Chloephaga melanoptera). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 Aug; 56(2):649-58. PMID: 20434566.
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  15. McCracken KG, Barger CP, Bulgarella M, Johnson KP, Sonsthagen SA, Trucco J, Valqui TH, Wilson RE, Winker K, Sorenson MD. Parallel evolution in the major haemoglobin genes of eight species of Andean waterfowl. Mol Ecol. 2009 Oct; 18(19):3992-4005. PMID: 19754505.
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  16. Krüger O, Sorenson MD, Davies NB. Does coevolution promote species richness in parasitic cuckoos? Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Nov 7; 276(1674):3871-9. PMID: 19692405.
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  17. Balakrishnan CN, Sefc KM, Sorenson MD. Incomplete reproductive isolation following host shift in brood parasitic indigobirds. Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Jan 22; 276(1655):219-28. PMID: 18812294.
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  18. Harrigan RJ, Mazza ME, Sorenson MD. Computation vs. cloning: evaluation of two methods for haplotype determination. Mol Ecol Resour. 2008 Nov; 8(6):1239-48. PMID: 21586011.
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  19. Eisenberg DT, Campbell B, Gray PB, Sorenson MD. Dopamine receptor genetic polymorphisms and body composition in undernourished pastoralists: an exploration of nutrition indices among nomadic and recently settled Ariaal men of northern Kenya. BMC Evol Biol. 2008; 8:173. PMID: 18544160.
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  20. Brown JW, Rest JS, García-Moreno J, Sorenson MD, Mindell DP. Strong mitochondrial DNA support for a Cretaceous origin of modern avian lineages. BMC Biol. 2008; 6:6. PMID: 18226223.
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  21. Njabo KY, Bowie RC, Sorenson MD. Phylogeny, biogeography and taxonomy of the African wattle-eyes (Aves: Passeriformes: Platysteiridae). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2008 Jul; 48(1):136-49. PMID: 18291681.
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  22. Campbell BC, Gray PB, Eisenberg DT, Ellison P, Sorenson MD. Androgen receptor CAG repeats and body composition among Ariaal men. Int J Androl. 2009 Apr; 32(2):140-8. PMID: 18042182.
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  23. Krüger O, Davies NB, Sorenson MD. The evolution of sexual dimorphism in parasitic cuckoos: sexual selection or coevolution? Proc Biol Sci. 2007 Jun 22; 274(1617):1553-60. PMID: 17439849.
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  24. Brennan PL, Prum RO, McCracken KG, Sorenson MD, Wilson RE, Birkhead TR. Coevolution of male and female genital morphology in waterfowl. PLoS One. 2007; 2(5):e418. PMID: 17476339.
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  25. Muñoz-Fuentes V, Vilà C, Green AJ, Negro JJ, Sorenson MD. Hybridization between white-headed ducks and introduced ruddy ducks in Spain. Mol Ecol. 2007 Feb; 16(3):629-38. PMID: 17257118.
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  26. Balakrishnan CN, Sorenson MD. Dispersal ecology versus host specialization as determinants of ectoparasite distribution in brood parasitic indigobirds and their estrildid finch hosts. Mol Ecol. 2007 Jan; 16(1):217-29. PMID: 17181733.
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  27. Muñoz-Fuentes V, Green AJ, Sorenson MD, Negro JJ, Vilà C. The ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis in Europe: natural colonization or human introduction? Mol Ecol. 2006 May; 15(6):1441-53. PMID: 16629802.
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  28. Edwards SV, Kingan SB, Calkins JD, Balakrishnan CN, Jennings WB, Swanson WJ, Sorenson MD. Speciation in birds: genes, geography, and sexual selection. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 May 3; 102 Suppl 1:6550-7. PMID: 15851678.
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  29. Sefc KM, Payne RB, Sorenson MD. Genetic continuity of brood-parasitic indigobird species. Mol Ecol. 2005 Apr; 14(5):1407-19. PMID: 15813780.
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  30. McCracken K, Sorenson M. Is homoplasy or lineage sorting the source of incongruent mtdna and nuclear gene trees in the stiff-tailed ducks (Nomonyx-Oxyura)? Syst Biol. 2005 Feb; 54(1):35-55. PMID: 15805009.
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  31. Sorenson MD, Balakrishnan CN, Payne RB. Clade-limited colonization in brood parasitic finches (Vidua spp.). Syst Biol. 2004 Feb; 53(1):140-53. PMID: 14965909.
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  32. Ramon ML, Lobel PS, Sorenson MD. Lack of mitochondrial genetic structure in hamlets (Hypoplectrus spp.): recent speciation or ongoing hybridization? Mol Ecol. 2003 Nov; 12(11):2975-80. PMID: 14629378.
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  33. Sorenson MD, Sefc KM, Payne RB. Speciation by host switch in brood parasitic indigobirds. Nature. 2003 Aug 21; 424(6951):928-31. PMID: 12931185.
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  34. García-Moreno J, Sorenson MD, Mindell DP. Congruent avian phylogenies inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. J Mol Evol. 2003 Jul; 57(1):27-37. PMID: 12962303.
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  35. Sorenson MD, Oneal E, Garcia-Moreno J, Mindell DP. More taxa, more characters: the hoatzin problem is still unresolved. Mol Biol Evol. 2003 Sep; 20(9):1484-98. PMID: 12777516.
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  36. Balakrishnan CN, Monfort SL, Gaur A, Singh L, Sorenson MD. Phylogeography and conservation genetics of Eld's deer (Cervus eldi). Mol Ecol. 2003 Jan; 12(1):1-10. PMID: 12492873.
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  37. Sorenson MD, Payne RB. Molecular genetic perspectives on avian brood parasitism. Integr Comp Biol. 2002 Apr; 42(2):388-400. PMID: 21708732.
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  38. Paxinos EE, James HF, Olson SL, Sorenson MD, Jackson J, Fleischer RC. mtDNA from fossils reveals a radiation of Hawaiian geese recently derived from the Canada goose (Brantacanadensis). Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Feb 5; 99(3):1399-404. PMID: 11818543.
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  39. Sorenson MD, Payne RB. A single ancient origin of brood parasitism in African finches: implications for host-parasite coevolution. Evolution. 2001 Dec; 55(12):2550-67. PMID: 11831669.
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  40. Cao Y, Sorenson MD, Kumazawa Y, Mindell DP, Hasegawa M. Phylogenetic position of turtles among amniotes: evidence from mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Gene. 2000 Dec 23; 259(1-2):139-48. PMID: 11163971.
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  41. Gibbs HL, Sorenson MD, Marchetti K, Brooke MD, Davies NB, Nakamura H. Genetic evidence for female host-specific races of the common cuckoo. Nature. 2000 Sep 14; 407(6801):183-6. PMID: 11001055.
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  42. Sorenson MD, Cooper A, Paxinos EE, Quinn TW, James HF, Olson SL, Fleischer RC. Relationships of the extinct moa-nalos, flightless Hawaiian waterfowl, based on ancient DNA. Proc Biol Sci. 1999 Nov 7; 266(1434):2187-93. PMID: 10649633.
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  43. Sorenson MD, Ast JC, Dimcheff DE, Yuri T, Mindell DP. Primers for a PCR-based approach to mitochondrial genome sequencing in birds and other vertebrates. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1999 Jul; 12(2):105-14. PMID: 10381314.
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  44. Mindell DP, Sorenson MD, Dimcheff DE, Hasegawa M, Ast JC, Yuri T. Interordinal relationships of birds and other reptiles based on whole mitochondrial genomes. Syst Biol. 1999 Mar; 48(1):138-52. PMID: 12078637.
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  45. Mindell DP, Sorenson MD, Dimcheff DE. An extra nucleotide is not translated in mitochondrial ND3 of some birds and turtles. Mol Biol Evol. 1998 Nov; 15(11):1568-71. PMID: 12572620.
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  46. Mindell DP, Sorenson MD, Dimcheff DE. Multiple independent origins of mitochondrial gene order in birds. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 Sep 1; 95(18):10693-7. PMID: 9724766.
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  47. Johnson KP, Sorenson MD. Comparing molecular evolution in two mitochondrial protein coding genes (cytochrome b and ND2) in the dabbling ducks (Tribe: Anatini). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 1998 Aug; 10(1):82-94. PMID: 9751919.
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  48. Sorenson MD, Fleischer RC. Multiple independent transpositions of mitochondrial DNA control region sequences to the nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996 Dec 24; 93(26):15239-43. PMID: 8986794.
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  49. Cooper A, Rhymer J, James HF, Olson SL, McIntosh CE, Sorenson MD, Fleischer RC. Ancient DNA and island endemics. Nature. 1996 Jun 6; 381(6582):484. PMID: 8632821.
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