John M. Mercer

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biology

External Address: 
239 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7354

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Yale University 1981

(97-1024) Molecular Systematics of the Sciuridae awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1998 to 2002

Louise Roth, V, and Mercer, JM. "Themes and variation in sciurid evolution." Evolution of the Rodents: Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development. January 1, 2015. 221-245. Full Text

Mercer, JM. "Cooperativity." Sydney Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics. Ed. S Maloy and K Hughes. Elsevier, 2013.

Mercer, JM. "Unequal crossing-over." Sydney Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics. Ed. S Maloy and K Hughes. Elsevier, 2013.

Fernandez de la Mora, J, Mercer, JM, Rosner, DE, and Fenn, JB. "Simplified kinetic treatment of heavy molecule velocity persistence effects: Application to species separation." Rarefied Gas Dynamics: Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics. Ed. SS Fisher. 1981. 617-626.

Turck, CJ, Frazee, E, Kram, B, Daley, MJ, Day, SA, Horner, D, Lesch, C, Mercer, JM, Plewa, AM, Herout, P, and Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update Group, . "Major publications in the critical care pharmacotherapy literature: February 2012 through February 2013." Am J Health Syst Pharm 71.1 (January 1, 2014): 68-77. Full Text

Siegel, SJ, Percopo, CM, Dyer, KD, Zhao, W, Roth, VL, Mercer, JM, and Rosenberg, HF. "RNase 1 genes from the family Sciuridae define a novel rodent ribonuclease cluster." Mammalian Genome 20.11-12 (2009): 749-757. Full Text

Roth, VL, and Mercer, JM. "Differing rates of macroevolutionary diversification in arboreal squirrels." Current Science 95.7 (2008): 857-861.

Kronauer, DJC, Bergmann, PJ, Mercer, JM, and Russell, AP. "A phylogeographically distinct and deep divergence in the widespread Neotropical turnip-tailed gecko, Thecadactylus rapicauda." Mol Phylogenet Evol 34.2 (February 2005): 431-437. Full Text

Mercer, JM, and Roth, VL. "The effects of Cenozoic global change on squirrel phylogeny." Science 299.5612 (March 7, 2003): 1568-1572. Full Text

Roth, VL, and Mercer, JM. "Morphometrics in development and evolution." American Zoologist 40.5 (2000): 801-810.

Zeng, Z-B, Liu, J, Stam, LF, Kao, C-H, Mercer, JM, and Laurie, CC. "Genetic architecture of a morphological shape difference between two Drosophila species." Genetics 154.1 (2000): 299-310.

Liu, J, Mercer, JM, Stam, LF, Gibson, GC, Zeng, ZB, and Laurie, CC. "Genetic analysis of a morphological shape difference in the male genitalia of Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana." Genetics 142.4 (April 1996): 1129-1145.