Peer reviewed

Lahue, C., R.R. Dunn, C. Smukowski Heil. The genetic basis of adaptation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to baking: a review. In review. 

Smukowski Heil, C., K. Patterson, A.S. Hickey, E. Alcantara, M.J. Dunham. Transposable element mobilization in interspecific yeast hybrids. bioRxiv.

Smukowski Heil, C., C.R.L. Large, K. Patterson, A.S. Hickey, C.C. Yeh, M.J. Dunham. 2019. Temperature preference can bias parental genome retention during hybrid evolution. PLoS Genetics 15(9): e1008383. doi:

Lancaster, S.M., C. Payen, C. Smukowski Heil, M.J. Dunham. 2019. Fitness benefits of loss of heterozygosity in Saccharomyces hybrids. Genome Research 29: 1685-1692. doi:

Smukowski Heil, C.S.*, J.N. Burton*, I. Liachko*, A. Friedrich, N.A. Hanson, C.L. Morris, J. Schacherer, J. Shendure, J.H. Thomas, M.J. Dunham. 2017. Identification of a novel interspecific hybrid yeast from a metagenomic open fermentation sample using Hi-C. Yeast. In press. doi:10.1002/yea.3280 *co-first authors

Press coverage: Science, ScienceNews, ABC Radio Sydney

Hope E.A., C.J. Amorosi, A.W. Miller, K. Dang, C.S. Smukowski Heil, M.J. Dunham. 2017. Experimental evolution reveals favored adaptive routes to cell aggregation in yeast. Genetics 206 (2):1153-1167.

doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.198895

Press coverage: This Week in Evolution podcast, Saccharomyces Genome Database

Smukowski Heil, C.S., C.G. DeSevo, D.A. Pai, C.M. Tucker, M.L. Hoang, M.J. Dunham. 2017. Loss of heterozygosity drives adaptation in hybrid yeast. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34 (7):1596-1612. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx098

Smukowski Heil, C.S., C. Ellison, M. Dubin, and M.A.F. Noor. 2015. Recombining without hotspots: A comprehensive evolutionary portrait of recombination in two closely related species of Drosophila. Genome Biology and Evolution.  

doi: 10.1093/gbe/evv182

Smukowski Heil, C.S. 2014. No detectable effect of the DNA methyltransferase DNMT2 on Drosophila meiotic recombination. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4 (11): 2095-2100.


Heil, C. S. S., B. Manzano-Winkler, M. J. Hunter, J. K. F. Noor, and M. A. F. Noor. 2013. Witnessing Evolution First-hand: A K-12 Laboratory Exercise in Genetics and Evolution Using Drosophila. American Biology Teacher, 75: 116-119.


Heil, C. S. S., M. J. Hunter, J. K. F. Noor, K. Miglia, B. Manzano-Winkler, S. R. McDermott, and M. A. F. Noor. 2012. Witnessing phenotypic and molecular evolution in the fruit fly. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 5: 629-634.


Heil, C. S. S., and M. A. F. Noor. 2012. Zinc finger binding motifs do not explain recombination variation within or between species of Drosophila. PLoS One, 7: e45055.


McGaugh, S. E., C. S. S. Heil, B. Manzano-Winkler, L. Loewe, S. Goldstein, T. L. Himmel, M. A. F. Noor. 2012. Recombination modulates how selection affects linked sites in Drosophila. PLoS Biology, 10: e1001423.


PLoS Biology Synopsis: Mejia R (2012) Natural Selection, Not Mutation: Recombination in Drosophila Increases Diversity. PLoS Biol 10(11): e1001423. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001423

Smukowski, C. S., and MAF Noor (2011). Recombination rate variation in closely related species. Heredity 107(6): 496-508.

Other writing

Smukowski Heil, C. S., and M. A. F. Noor. 2013. Studying recombination with high-throughput sequencing: An educational primer for use with "Fine-scale heterogeneity in crossover rate in the garnet-scalloped region of the Drosophila melanogaster X chromosome." Genetics 194: 395-399.

doi: 10.1534/genetics.113.150771

Noor, M. A. F., and C. S. S. Heil. 2012. Mentor vs. Monolith: Finding and being a good graduate advisor. American Scientist, 100: 450-453 doi:10.1511/2012.99.450