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Professor of Genetics, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
Courtesy Appointment
  • 765-496-6109
  • FORS 108


Evolutionary genetics; molecular ecology and evolution; natural history; conservation biology; wildlife and fisheries management.


J. Andrew DeWoody did his undergraduate studies in Wildlife and Fisheries at Texas A&M University. After a brief stint as a field biologist with the now-defunct Soil Conservation Service, he returned to A&M to earn an M.S. in Genetics under the tutelage of Rodney Honeycutt and Loren Skow. Andrew's Ph.D. in Zoology is from Texas Tech University, where he worked with a preeminent mammalogist (Robert Baker). DeWoody then did a 3-yr postdoc stint with an obscure geneticist named John Avise at the University of Georgia (Department of Genetics).

At Purdue, DeWoody's graduate students have worked in the fields of molecular evolution (Deb Triant), conservation biology (Dave Glista and Jamie Rudnick), and immunogenetics (Sara Turner). His research has been funded by a variety of organizations including NSF, USDA-NRI, the Great Lakes Fishery Trust, the National Geographic Society, and the Joint Transportation Research Program.

Dr. DeWoody is a professor of genetics for the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources along with his courtesy appointment with Biological Sciences.


  • University Faculty Scholar (2008). Purdue University.
  • Associate Editor (2005). Genetica.
Dr.  Andrew DeWoody, Professor of Genetics
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
FORS Room 108
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
Fax: 765.496.2422

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