Warren Johnson Crane

Research Scientist

Smithsonian Institution

Frederick, Estados Unidos

Líneas de Investigación

Conservation Genetics, Comparative Genomics, Molecular Ecology


  •  Animal Ecology, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY. Chile

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Staff Scientist Full Time

    National Cancer Institute, NIH

    Frederick, Estados Unidos

    Enero 1999 - Enero 2012

Formación de Capital Humano

The listed published papers are a representative sample over 160 published papers in refereed Journals.

Mentoring (Served as primary supervisor and mentor) (since 2000)

Post-Doctoral students
Dr. Begonia Martinez-Cruz, 2014 - 2016
Dr. Klaus Koepfli, 2009 - 2012
Dr. Polina Perelman, 2005 - 2011
Dr. Shujin Luo, 2006 - 2009
Dr. Agostinho Antunes, 2002 - 2004
Dr. Ronald Sarno, 1998 - 2001
Dr. JaeHeup Kim, 1998 - 2001

M.S. and Ph.D. students
Morgan Maly, 2017- TBD (PhD)
Audra Huffmeyer, 2014 - 2015 University of Michigan (M.S.)
Shujin Luo, 2004 - 2006 University of Minnesota (PhD)
Shujin Luo, 2001 - 2004 (M.S.)
Valerie Beason-Buckley, 2000 – 2004 (M.S.)

Visiting Graduate Students and Scientists
Andrea Koots, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2010
Kimberly Terrell, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institutes, 2010
Muyeong Lee, Ph.D., South Korea, 2007 - 2010
Q.X. Cai, Ph.D., Beijing Normal University, China, 2007
Julianna Abreu, Ph.D., Universidad Andres Bello, Chile, 2007
David Onorato, Ph.D., Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 2006
Fan Yang, Ph.D., Beijing Normal University, China, 2006
Jose Godoy, Ph.D., Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain, 2000
Begonia Martinez-Cruz, Ph.D., Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain, 2000
Ana Pirez, M.S., Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain, 2000

Research Associates
Nicole Crumpler, 2005 - 2011
Leslie Wachter, 2002 - 2005
John Page, 2000 - 2003

Student Intern Program (High School Students)
Jessica Tomlin, 2010-2011
Hannah Zinnert, 2010-2011
Amy Zheng, 2009 - 2010
Amy Chen, 2008 - 2009
Gary Chen, 2008 - 2009
Alex Benjamin, 2007 - 2008
Christie Walker, 2006 - 2007
Lindsey Kessler, 2006 - 2007
Aani Parish, 2005 - 2006
Mark Peters, 2005 - 2006
James Benjamin, 2004 - 2005
Savita Sathya, 2004 - 2005
Vladimir Tarasov, 2003 - 2004
Laura Eskander, 2002 - 2003
Jason Grove, 2000 - 2001
Erin Carney, 2000 - 2001
Amanda Garfinkle, 1999 - 2000
Carla Ferris, 1999 - 2000

Cancer Research Training Award students
Amy Chen, 2009
Christie Walker, 2007, 2008
Aani Parish, 2006
James Benjamin, 2005
Vladimir Tarasov, 2004
Laura Eskander, 2003
Chris Zalewski, 2002
Erin Carney, 2001
Amanda Garfinkle, 2000, 2001

Tipos de Producción

Article (28)

Bone-associated gene evolution and the origin of flight in birds
Positive Selection Linked with Generation of Novel Mammalian Dentition Patterns
A Comprehensive Whole-Genome Integrated Cytogenetic Map for the Alpaca (Lama pacos)
Genetic diversity of Rhizobium from nodulating beans grown in a variety of Mediterranean climate soils of Chile
Genome-wide Evidence Reveals that African and Eurasian Golden Jackals Are Distinct Species
Reduced Genetic Diversity and Increased Dispersal in Guigna (Leopardus guigna) in Chilean Fragmented Landscapes
Comparative genomics reveals insights into avian genome evolution and adaptation
Development and Application of Camelid Molecular Cytogenetic Tools
Evolutionary Genomics and Adaptive Evolution of the Hedgehog Gene Family (Shh, Ihh and Dhh) in Vertebrates
Maintenance of Genetic Diversity in an Introduced Island Population of Guanacos after Seven Decades and Two Severe Demographic Bottlenecks: Implications for Camelid Conservation
Mammalian keratin associated proteins (KRTAPs) subgenomes: disentangling hair diversity and adaptation to terrestrial and aquatic environments
Phylogeography and population history of Leopardus guigna, the smallest American felid
Sympatric Asian felid phylogeography reveals a major Indochinese-Sundaic divergence
Whole-genome analyses resolve early branches in the tree of life of modern birds
The tiger genome and comparative analysis with lion and snow leopard genomes
Evolution of CRISPs Associated with Toxicoferan-Reptilian Venom and Mammalian Reproduction
Fish Lateral Line Innovation: Insights into the Evolutionary Genomic Dynamics of a Unique Mechanosensory Organ
Genetic Restoration of the Florida Panther
Pattern and timing of diversification of the mammalian order Carnivora inferred from multiple nuclear gene sequences
Molecular genetic evidence for social group disruption of wild vicunas Vicugna vicugna captured for wool harvest in Chile
Ecological and biogeographical inferences on two sympatric and enigmatic Andean cat species using genetic identification of faecal samples
Finding of polydactyly in a free-ranging guanaco (Lama guanicoe)
Detecting the vanishing populations of the highly endangered Darwin's fox, Pseudalopex fulvipes
Phylogeography and Genetic Ancestry of Tigers (Panthera tigris)
Phylogeography and subspecies assessment of vicunas in Chile and Bolivia utilizing mtDNA and microsatellite markers: implications for vicuna conservation and management
Disparate phylogeographic patterns of molecular genetic variation in four closely related South American small cat species

Book Whole (1)

Population genetics of the felid Leopardus guigna in Southern South America: Identifying intraspecific units for conservation

Review (1)

The influence of the arid Andean high plateau on the phylogeography and population genetics of guanaco (Lama guanicoe) in South America
Warren Johnson

Research Scientist


Smithsonian Institution

Frederick, Estados Unidos

Elie Poulin

Profesor Titular

Ciencias Ecologicas


Santiago, Chile

Cristian Araneda

Associate Professor

Produccion Animal


Santiago, Chile

Juan Marín

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ciencias Básicas

Universidad del Bio Bio

Chillán, Chile

Ricardo Pertuzé

Profesor Asociado

Producción Agrícola


Santiago, Chile