DEAN CASTILLO portrait
  • Assistant Professor, School Of Biological Sciences

Publications

  • Castillo, DM, & LC Moyle (2020). Transposable elements that cause dysgenesis also contribute to postzygotic reproductive isolation in the D. virilis clade. bioRxiv. Published, 12/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1101/753814
  • Jin, B, DA Barbash & DM Castillo (2020). Divergent selection on behavioral and chemical traits contributes to isolation between populations of Drosophila melanogaster. bioRxiv. Published, 12/2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.28.316703
  • Castillo, DM & LC Moyle (2019). Conspecific sperm precedence is reinforced, but postcopulatory sexual selection weakened in sympatric populations of Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol. 286. Published, 03/2019.
  • Davis, JS & DM Castillo, LC Moyle (2017). Remating responses are shaped by male post- copulatory manipulation but not reinforcement in D. pseudoobscura. Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 7, 507-515. Published, 12/2017.
  • Castillo, DM & DA Barbash (2017). Moving speciation genetics forward: molecular methods build on foundational studies in Drosophila. Genetics. Vol. 207, 825-842. Published, 11/2017.
  • Castillo, DM (2017). Factors contributing to the accumulation of reproductive isolation: a mixed model approach. Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 7, 5808-5820. Published, 06/2017.
  • Castillo, DM & LF Delph (2016). Male-female genotype interactions maintain variation in traits important for sexual interactions and reproductive isolation. Evolution. Vol. 70, 1667-1673. Published, 06/2016.
  • Castillo, DM, AK Gibson, and LC Moyle. 2016. Assortative mating and self-fertilization differ in their contributions to reinforcement, cascade speciation, and diversification. Current Zoology 62:169-181. (Invited Perspective-Special Issue: Cascade Reinforcement). Published, 04/2016.
  • Castillo, DM & MK Burger, CM Lively, LF Delph (2015). Experimental evolution: sexual selection rather than local adaptation leads to reproductive isolation in the nematode Caenorhabditis remanei. Evolution. Vol. 69, 3141-3155. Published, 11/2015.
  • Castillo, DM & LC Moyle (2014). Intraspecific sperm competition genes enforce post-mating species barriers in Drosophila. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Vol. 28, 20142050. Published, 12/2014.
  • Kula, AAR & DM Castillo, MR Dudash, CB Fenster (2014). Interactions between a pollinating seed predator and its host plant: the role of environmental context within a population . Ecology and Evolution. Vol. 4, 2901-2912. Published, 07/2014.
  • Castillo, DM & AAR Kula, S Dötterl, CB Fenster, and MR Dudash (2014). Invasive Silene latifolia may benefit from a native pollinating seed predator, Hadena ectypa, in North America. International Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 174, 80-91. Published, 01/2014.
  • Castillo, DM & AAR Kula, KAD Fenster, CB Fenster, MR Dudash (2013). Specialist pollinating seed predator exhibits oviposition strategy consistent with optimal oviposition theory. Ecological Entomology. Vol. 38, 164-172. Published, 03/2013.
  • Castillo, DM and LC Moyle. 2012. Evolutionary implications of mechanistic models of TE- mediated hybrid incompatibility. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Volume 2012 (Invited Review-Special Issue: Mechanisms of Speciation). Published, 02/2012.
  • Castillo, DM & JC Mell, KS Box, and JP Blumenstiel (2011). Molecular evolution under increasing transposable element burden in Drosophila: A speed limit on the evolutionary arms race. BMC Evolutionary Biology. Vol. 11. Published, 11/2011.
  • Castillo, DM & TE Pawlowska (2010). Molecular evolution of endosymbiotic bacteria of fungi. Molecular Biology and Evolution. Vol. 27, 622–636. Published, 03/2010.

Presentations

  • Castillo, D.M, and DA. Barbash. The selective forces and genetic basis of mating interactions that contribute to the rapid evolution of reproductive isolation. Genetics Society of America. The Allied Genetics Conference. Selected Session Talk: Hybridization and Reproductive Isolation Session. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/2020.
  • University of Utah Math-Bio Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2020.
  • Darwin Day Lecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2020.
  • Castillo, D.M. and D.A. Barbash. The genetic basis of female preference and incipient speciation. Gordon Research Conference: Speciation, Ventura, CA. Contributed Talk, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Castillo, D.M. and D.A. Barbash. The genetic basis of female preference and incipient speciation. Gordon Research Conference: Speciation, Ventura, CA. Poster, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Castillo, D.M. and D.A. Barbash. The genetic basis of female preference and incipient speciation. Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Poster, Presented, 04/2018.
  • Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2017.
  • Castillo DM, and LC Moyle. ­Reinforcement of conspecific sperm precedence weakens sexual selection in sympatric populations of Drosophila. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Portland, Oregon. Contributed Talk, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Castillo DM, and LC Moyle. ­Reinforcement of conspecific sperm precedence weakens sexual selection in sympatric populations of Drosophila. Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference, Sand Diego, CA. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Castillo, D.M. and L.C. Moyle. Presence of transposable elements is associated with the expression of hybrid incompatibility in Drosophila virilis-D. lummei hybrids with and without Penelope elements. Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Castillo DM, and LC Moyle. Sperm competition genes contribute to postmating species barriers between D. melanogaster and D. simulans. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Raleigh, North Carolina. Contributed Talk, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Castillo, D.M. and T.A. Pawlowska. Patterns of molecular evolution in bacterial endosymbionts of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting, State College, PA. Poster, Presented, 08/2008.