“Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.” — Martin H. Fischer

Charles Brockhouse

Associate Professor
Marine and Aquatic Genetics

Ph.D. – University of Toronto, 1991
M.S. – University of Toronto, 1984
B.S. – University of Toronto, 1982

Department of Biology
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0103
Office: Hixson-Lied 416

Courses Offered

Research Interests

My research focuses on the genetics of diverse marine and aquatic organisms.

My current projects include:

  1. Genome structure and population genetics of the American Lobster
  2. Expression of silk genes in black fly larvae, and characterization of silk proteins
  3. The genetics of invasive insects in the Galapagos Islands

Black Fly Genome Project White Paper

Scholarly Works


Papanicolaou, A., A. Woo, B. Brei, D. Ma, A. Masedunskas, E. Gray, G. G. Xiao, S. Cho, and C. Brockhouse. 2013. Novel aquatic silk genes from Simulium (Psilozia) vittatum (Zett) Diptera: Simuliidae. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 43(12):1181-1188. DOI:10.1016/j. ibmb.2013.09.008

Minhas, M. S., C. L. Brockhouse and P. H. Adler. 2005. The black fly (Diptera : Simuliidae) fauna of prince Edward Island, Canada. Northeastern Naturalist 12(1): 67-76.

Nelder, M. P., J. W. McCreadie, C. Coscaron and C. L. Brockhouse. 2004. First report of a trichomycete fungus (Zygomycota : Trichomycetes) inhabiting larvae of Simulium ochraceum sensu lato Walker (Diptera : Simuliidae) from the Galapagos Islands. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 87(1): 39-44.

Adler, P. H., C. L. Brockhouse and D. C. Currie. 2003. A new species of black fly (Diptera : Simuliidae) from Nova Scotia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 105(1): 9-12.

Brockhouse, C. L. and P. H. Adler. 2002. Cytogenetics of laboratory colonies of Simulium vittatum cytospecies IS-7 (Diptera : Simuliidae). Journal of Medical Entomology 39(2): 293-297.

Krafsur, E. S., N. Griffiths, C. L. Brockhouse and J. Brady. 1997. Breeding structure of Glossina pallidipes (Diptera: Glossinidae) populations in East and southern Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research 87(1): 67-73.

Brockhouse, C. L. and R. M. Tanguay. 1996. A rapid method for the detection of sibling species in samples of black fly larvae (Diptera: Simuliidae). Journal of Agricultural Entomology 13(4): 339-347.