“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.” — Lewis Thomas
Marine and Aquatic Genetics
Ph.D. – University of Toronto, 1991
M.S. – University of Toronto, 1984
B.S. – University of Toronto, 1982
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178-0103
My research focuses on the genetics of diverse marine and aquatic organisms.
My current projects include:
- Genome structure and population genetics of the American Lobster
- Expression of silk genes in black fly larvae, and characterization of silk proteins
- The genetics of invasive insects in the Galapagos Islands
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.