Rob DeSalle


about Rob
October 11, 2008
Rob DeSalle is a Curator of Entomology at the American Museum of Natural History. He is affiliated with the AMNH Division of Invertebrate Zoology and works at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, where he leads a group of researchers working on molecular systematics, molecular evolution, population and conservation genetics, and evolutionary genomics of a wide array of life forms ranging from viruses, bacteria, corals, and plants, to all kinds of insects, reptiles, and mammals. Rob is also Adjunct Professor at Columbia University (Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology), Distinguished Professor in Residence at New York University (Department of Biology), Adjunct Professor at City University of New York (Subprogram in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior), Resource Faculty at the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, and Professor at the AMNH Richard Gilder Graduate School.

As of the summer of 2008 Rob is the Editor-in-Chief of Mitochondrial DNA. This new journal will accept original Go to Mitochondrial DNA websitehigh quality reports based on mapping, sequencing and analysis of mitochondrial DNA and RNA. Descriptive papers on DNA sequences from mitochondrial genomes, How to submit a manuscript to Mitochondrial DNAand also analytical papers in the areas of population genetics, medical genetics, phylogenetics and human evolution that use mitochondrial DNA as a source of evidence for studies will be considered for publication. The editorial board will also consider manuscripts that examine population genetic and systematic theory that specifically address the use of mitochondrial DNA sequences, as well as papers that discuss the utility of mitochondrial DNA information in medical studies and in human evolutionary biology. For pre-submission inquiries, contact Rob or the Managing Editor, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis.

Rob is an avid supporter of Open Access and serves as the Section Editor for Evolutionary Biology at PLoS ONE. PLoS ONE -

Rob presenting at ConGen3
Elaborating on the philosophical misconceptions of DNA barcoding at ConGen3.

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