Jeffrey B. Joy

Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia







Research Overview:

Broadly, my research integrates genetic, population genetic, phylogenetic, ecological and comparative approaches to study unresolved evolutionary questions in disparate groups of organisms across the tree of life. I focus on applying evolutionary logic and methods to data from humans and pathogens to examine questions of significance to human health and disease.

Selected Publications: *denotes equal contributions

Poon, A.F.Y, J.B. Joy, C.K. Woods, S. Shurgold, G. Colley, C.J. Brumme, R.S. Hogg, G.S.G. Montaner and P.R. Harrigan. 2015. The impact of clinical, demographic and risk factors on rates of HIV transmission: a population based phylogenetic analysis in British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Infectious Diseases 211:926-935.

Joy, J.B. 2013. Symbiosis catalyzes niche expansion and diversification. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. 280:1471-2954.

Gudde*, R.M., J.B. Joy*, A.O. Mooers*. 2013. Imperiled phylogenetic endemism of Malagasy lemuriformes. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.12023.

Jetz*, W., G.H. Thomas*, J.B. Joy*, K. Hartmann*, and A.O. Mooers*. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature doi:10.1038/nature11631.

Joy, J.B. and B.J. Crespi. 2012. Island phytophagy: explaining the remarkable diversity of plant feeding insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B. doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.0397.

Beckenbach, A.T., and J.B. Joy. 2009. Evolution of the mitochondrial genomes of gall midges (Diptera, Cecidomyidae): rearrangement and severe truncation of tRNA genes. Genome Biology and Evolution 1:278-287.

Joy, J.B. and B.J. Crespi. 2007. Adaptive Radiation of gall-inducing insects within a single host-plant species. Evolution 61:784-795.

Worobey, M., M.L. Santiago, B.F. Keele, J.N. Ndjango, J. B. Joy, B. Labama, B.D. Dheda, A. Rambaut, P.M. Sharp, G.M. Shaw, B.H. Hahn. 2004. Origin of AIDS: Contaminated polio vaccine theory refuted. Nature 428:820.

Joy, J.B. 2000. Characteristics of nest cavities and nest trees of the Red-breasted Sapsucker in coastal montane forests. Journal of Field Ornithology 71: 525-530.