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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Faculty & Staff


Tom Quinn

Tom Quinn

Office: Boettcher West 306

Office Phone:(303) 871-3466

Lab Phone:(303) 871-3535

Email: [email protected]

DU Organismal Biologists Group




  • 1980 B.Sc., Biology Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario
  • 1988 Ph.D., Biology Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Research Interests

One major research pursuit of my lab is to investigate the patterns and rates of change of DNA sequence on autosomes and sex chromosomes of birds. These data are being collected in order to clarify the influence of number of replicative rounds of division on the rate of DNA sequence divergence among vertebrates. Another major pursuit centers around population and phylogenetic studies of extant and extinct vertebrates. In performing these studies, we use a wide variety of molecular biological tools.

Link to Quinn's recent publications (.pdf)