Institute for Integrative Genome Biology


Quinn McFrederickQuinn S. McFrederick

Assistant Professor 

Mailing Address:

Entomology Building /139
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: (951) 827-5817
Fax: (951) 827-3086
Email: quinn.mcfrederick@ucr.edu


PhD Biology 2010 University of Virginia
MA Conservation Biology 2004 California State University, San Francisco
BA  Integrative Biology 1992 University of California, Berkeley

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Areas Of Expertise:

Insect Symbionts; Microbial Ecology; Genetics/Genomics; Bioinformatics

Awards / Honors:

2010-2013 NSF Minority Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
2010 Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Sciences, University of Virginia
2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, University of Virginia 

Research Summary:

Symbiotic relationships are pervasive in nature, and the McFrederick lab aims to understand the evolution and ecology of these relationships. We focus on understanding how symbioses affect the viability of wild bee populations, with the ultimate goal of protecting these important pollinators. We ask basic scientific questions that are rooted in natural history and have implications for conservation: How are symbionts acquired? Are interactions between microbial guilds important for host health? How does host social structure influence symbiont evolution and symbiont community structure? To answer these questions, we use a combination of experimentation,phylogenetics and phylogenomics, population genetics and genomics, and bacterial community next-generation sequencing surveys.

Selected Publications:

List of publications from PubMed

Lab Personnel: +

Russell, Kaleigh
Staff Research Associate — 

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career OpportunitiesUCR Libraries
Campus StatusDirections to UCR

Genomics Information

Institute of Integrative Genome Biology
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
E-mail: Aurelia Espinoza, Managing Director