Robert Drew

Associate Professor





Science & Engineering 328B


1994Purdue UniversityB.S. in Biology
1997Washington State UniversityM.S. in Biology
2006Washington State UniversityPh.D in Biology


  • General Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Biology of Populations


Research interests

  • Genomic and quantitative genetic approaches to investigate adaptations in fish
  • Fish domestication
  • Physiological and genetic changes underlying domestication

Research activities

  • Genomic analysis of symbioses between clownfish and sea anemones
  • Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of growth under stress in rainbow trout
  • Investigation of plant root competition using DNA markers

Select publications

Drew RE, Settles ML, Churchill EJ, Williams SM, Balli S, & Robison BD (2012).
Brain transcriptome variation among behaviorally distinct strains of zebrafish (Danio rerio)
BMC Genomics, 13, 323.

Oswald ME, Drew RE, Racine M, Murdoch GK, & Robison BD (2012).
Is behavioral variation along the bold-shy continuum associated with variation in the stress axis in zebrafish?
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 85, 718-728.

Kanuga MK, Drew RE, Wilson-Leedy JG, & Ingermann RL (2012).
Subpopulation distribution of motile sperm relative to activation medium in steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Theriogenology, 77, 916-925.

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