Heather Hines

Associate Professor of Biology and Entomology

Heather Hines

Research Summary

Applies genomic, transcriptomic, phylogenomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study the evolution and genetics of diverse traits in bees and wasps. This includes study of mimetic color diversification, plant gall induction, novel morphologies, speciation, and social evolution.

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Color Genes Butterflies Phenotype Genomics Population Genetics Hymenoptera Bombus Gene Expression Ecology Phylogeny Gene Genome Mimicry Bees Sampling Mexico Pigmentation Population Biological Sciences Radiation Genetic Selection Loci History Homeobox Genes

Most Recent Papers

The role of toxic nectar secondary compounds in driving differential bumble bee preferences for milkweed flowers

Eris Villalona, Briana Ezray, Erica Laveaga, Anurag Agrawal, Jared Ali, Heather Hines, 2020, Oecologia on p. 619-630

Substantial genetic divergence and lack of recent gene flow support cryptic speciation in a colour polymorphic bumble bee (Bombus bifarius) species complex

Guillaume Ghisbain, Jeffrey Lozier, Sarthok Rahman, Briana Ezray, Li Tian, Jonah Ulmer, Sam Heraghty, James Strange, Pierre Rasmont, Heather Hines, 2020, SYSTEMATIC ENTOMOLOGY

Inverse dispersal patterns in a group of ant parasitoids (Hymenoptera

Austin J. Baker, John M. Heraty, Jason Mottern, Junxia Zhang, Heather M. Hines, Alan R. Lemmon, Emily Moriarty Lemmon, 2020, Systematic Entomology on p. 1-19

Unsupervised machine learning reveals mimicry complexes in bumblebees occur along a perceptual continuum

Briana D. Ezray, Drew C. Wham, Carrie E. Hill, Heather M. Hines, 2019, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Unsupervised machine learning reveals mimicry complexes in bumblebees occur along a perceptual continuum

Briana Ezray, Drew Wham, Carrie Hill, Heather Hines, 2019, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Ecology and evolution of cuckoo bumble bees

Patrick Lhomme, Heather M. Hines, 2019, Annals of the Entomological Society of America on p. 122-140

From Spinning Silk to Spreading Saliva: Mouthpart Remodeling in Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Istvan Miko, Sarthok Rahman, Anne Jones, Mark Townley, Brandon Gominho, Sulav Paudel, S Stupski, Heather Hines, Rudolf Schilder, 2019, Insect Systematics and Diversity on p. 2

Evolutionary genetics in insect phenotypic radiations: the value of a comparative genomic approach

Heather Hines, Sarthok Rahman, 2019, Current opinion in insect science

A homeotic shift late in development drives mimetic color variation in a bumble bee

Li Tian, Sarthok Rasique Rahman, Briana D. Ezray, Luca Franzini, James P. Strange, Patrick Lhomme, Heather M. Hines, 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 11857-11865

Unsupervised machine learning reveals mimicry complexes in bumblebees occur along a perceptual continuum

Briana Ezray, Drew Wham, Carrie Hill, Heather Hines, 2019, Proceedings of the Royal Society B on p. 20191501

Most-Cited Papers

Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species

Kanchon K. Dasmahapatra, James R. Walters, Adriana D. Briscoe, John W. Davey, Annabel Whibley, Nicola J. Nadeau, Aleksey V. Zimin, Camilo Salazar, Laura C. Ferguson, Simon H. Martin, Camilo Salazar, James J. Lewis, Sebastian Adler, Seung Joon Ahn, Dean A. Baker, Simon W. Baxter, Nicola L. Chamberlain, Chauhan Ritika, Brian A. Counterman, Tamas Dalmay, Lawrence E. Gilbert, Karl Gordon, David G. Heckel, Heather M. Hines, Katharina J. Hoff, Peter W.H. Holland, Emmanuelle Jacquin-Joly, Francis M. Jiggins, Robert T. Jones, Durrell D. Kapan, Paul Kersey, Gerardo Lamas, Daniel Lawson, Daniel Mapleson, Luana S. Maroja, Arnaud Martin, Simon Moxon, William J. Palmer, Riccardo Papa, Alexie Papanicolaou, Yann ick Pauchet, David A. Ray, Neil Rosser, Steven L. Salzberg, Megan A. Supple, Alison Surridge, Ayse Tenger-Trolander, Heiko Vogel, Paul A. Wilkinson, Derek Wilson, 2012, Nature on p. 94-98

Optix drives the repeated convergent evolution of butterfly wing pattern mimicry

Robert D. Reed, Riccardo Papa, Arnaud Martin, Heather M. Hines, Brian A. Counterman, Carolina Pardo-Diaz, Chris D. Jiggins, Nicola L. Chamberlain, Marcus R. Kronforst, Rui Chen, Georg Halder, H. Frederik Nijhout, W. Owen McMillan, 2011, Science on p. 1137-1141

Finding Our Way through Phenotypes

Andrew Robert Deans, Suzanna E. Lewis, Eva Huala, Salvatore S. Anzaldo, Michael Ashburner, James P. Balhoff, David C. Blackburn, Judith A. Blake, J. Gordon Burleigh, Bruno Chanet, Laurel D. Cooper, Mélanie Courtot, Sándor Csösz, Hong Cui, Wasila Dahdul, Sandip Das, T. Alexander Dececchi, Agnes Dettai, Rui Diogo, Robert E. Druzinsky, Michel Dumontier, Nico M. Franz, Frank Friedrich, George V. Gkoutos, Melissa Haendel, Luke J. Harmon, Terry F. Hayamizu, Yongqun He, Heather M. Hines, Nizar Ibrahim, Laura M. Jackson, Pankaj Jaiswal, Christina James-Zorn, Sebastian Köhler, Guillaume Lecointre, Hilmar Lapp, Carolyn J. Lawrence, Nicolas Le Novère, John G. Lundberg, James Macklin, Austin R. Mast, Peter E. Midford, Istvan Miko, Christopher J. Mungall, Anika Oellrich, David Osumi-Sutherland, Helen Parkinson, Martín J. Ramírez, Stefan Richter, Peter N. Robinson, Alan Ruttenberg, Katja S. Schulz, Erik Segerdell, Katja C. Seltmann, Michael J. Sharkey, Aaron D. Smith, Barry Smith, Chelsea D. Specht, R. Burke Squires, Robert W. Thacker, Anne Thessen, Jose Fernandez-Triana, Mauno Vihinen, Peter D. Vize, Lars Vogt, Christine E. Wall, Ramona L. Walls, Monte Westerfeld, Robert A. Wharton, Christian S. Wirkner, James B. Woolley, Matthew J. Yoder, Aaron M. Zorn, Paula Mabee, 2015, PLoS biology on p. e1002033

Genomic hotspots for adaptation

Brian A. Counterman, Felix Araujo-Perez, Heather M. Hines, Simon W. Baxter, Clay M. Morrison, Daniel P. Lindstrom, Riccardo Papa, Laura Ferguson, Mathieu Joron, Richard H. Ffrench-Constant, Christopher P. Smith, Dahlia M. Nielsen, Rui Chen, Chris D. Jiggins, Robert D. Reed, Georg Halder, Jim Mallet, W. Owen McMillan, 2010, PLoS genetics

Wing patterning gene redefines the mimetic history of Heliconius butterflies

Heather M. Hines, Brian A. Counterman, Riccardo Papa, Priscila Albuquerque De Moura, Marcio Z. Cardoso, Mauricio Linares, James Mallet, Robert D. Reed, Chris D. Jiggins, Marcus R. Kronforst, W. Owen McMillan, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 19666-19671

The gene cortex controls mimicry and crypsis in butterflies and moths

Nicola J. Nadeau, Carolina Pardo-Diaz, Annabel Whibley, Megan A. Supple, Suzanne V. Saenko, Richard W.R. Wallbank, Grace C. Wu, Luana Maroja, Laura Ferguson, Joseph J. Hanly, Heather M. Hines, Camilo Salazar, Richard M. Merrill, Andrea J. Dowling, Richard H. Ffrench-Constant, Violaine Llaurens, Mathieu Joron, W. Owen McMillan, Chris D. Jiggins, 2016, Nature on p. 106-110

Complex modular architecture around a simple toolkit of wing pattern genes

Steven M. Van Belleghem, Pasi Rastas, Alexie Papanicolaou, Simon H. Martin, Carlos F. Arias, Megan A. Supple, Joseph J. Hanly, James Mallet, James J. Lewis, Heather M. Hines, Mayte Ruiz, Camilo Salazar, Mauricio Linares, Gilson R.P. Moreira, Chris D. Jiggins, Brian A. Counterman, W. Owen McMillan, Riccardo Papa, 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution

Geographical patterns of genetic divergence in the widespread Mesoamerican bumble bee Bombus ephippiatus (Hymenoptera

Michelle A. Duennes, Jeffrey D. Lozier, Heather M. Hines, Sydney A. Cameron, 2012, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution on p. 219-231

Genomic architecture of adaptive color pattern divergence and convergence in Heliconius butterflies

Megan A. Supple, Heather M. Hines, Kanchon K. Dasmahapatra, James J. Lewis, Dahlia M. Nielsen, Christine Lavoie, David A. Ray, Camilo Salazar, W. Owen McMillan, Brian A. Counterman, 2013, Genome research on p. 1248-1257

Transcriptome analysis reveals novel patterning and pigmentation genes underlying Heliconius butterfly wing pattern variation

Heather M. Hines, Riccardo Papa, Mayte Ruiz, Alexie Papanicolaou, Charles Wang, H. F. Nijhout, W. O. McMillan, Robert D. Reed, 2012, BMC genomics on p. 288