Andrius Dagilis, PhD

Daniel Matute Laboratory
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Biology
3101 Genome Sciences Building
250 Bell Tower Rd
Chapel Hill, NC
Phone: 737-333-2054

Research Interests: 

I study how various evolutionary processes impact the processes of speciation and introgression – that is, what prevents gene flow between species, and which genes are the exceptions that make it through otherwise good species barriers?  Introgression has the potential to allow drug resistance and pathogenicity genes to move between fungal pathogens, so understanding when it can happen is crucial in understanding the emergence of new pathogens and drug resistant strains.

Personal Interests:

In my off time I go on runs with my dog, brew beer and volunteer to remove invasives at parks.


Dagilis A.J., Matute D.R. Incompatibilities between emerging species. Science. 2020. 368 (6492), 710-711

Dagilis A.J., Bolnick D.I., Kirkpatrick M. The evolution of hybrid fitness during speciation. PLoS Genetics. 2019 15(5), e1008125

Sardell J.M., Cheng C., Dagilis A.J., Ishikawa A., Kitano J., Peichel C.L., Kirkpatrick M. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 2018 8(6), 1971-1983

Kuzmin E., VanderSluis B. […] Dagilis A.J., […], Boone C., Myers C.L., Science 2018 360(6386)

Dagilis A.J., Kirkpatrick M., Prezygotic isolation, mating preferences, and the evolution of chromosomal inversions. Evolution 2016 70, 1465-1472.

Livingstone K., Olofsson P., Cochran G., Dagilis A.J., MacPherson K., Seitz Jr K.A. A stochastic model for the development of Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller Incompatibilities that incorporates protein interaction networks. Mathematical biosciences 238(1) 49-53