Bernie May

Bernie May

Position Title
Director, Genomic Variation Laboratory

Department of Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

2237 Meyer

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Ecology

Specialties / Focus

  • Animal Genomics


  • Genomic Variation Lab


  • 1973 BS Molecular Biology University of Washington
  • 1975 MS Fisheries University of Washington
  • 1980 PhD Genetics The Pennsylvania State University


Israel, J.A. and B. May. 2010. Evaluation of pedigree reconstruction and rarefaction equations with juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) for deriving indirect estimates of breeding population size. Mol. Ecol. 19:1058-1070. Simmons, R., P. Lavretsky, and B. May. 2009. Introgressive hybridization of redband trout in the upper McCloud River watershed, Oncorhynchus mykiss ssp. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 139:201–213. Baerwald, M.R., A. B. Welsh R.P. Hedrick, B. May. 2008. Discovery of genes associated with whirling disease infection and resistance in rainbow trout using genome-wide expression profiling. BMC Genomics 9(37):1-11. Petersen, J. L., A. M. Ibarra, J. L. Ramirez, and B. May. 2008. An induced mass spawn of the hermaphroditic lion-paw scallop: Genetic assignment of maternal and paternal parentage. J. Hered. 99: 337-348. Schwartz, R.S. and B. May. 2008. Genetic evaluation of isolated populations for use in reintroductions reveals significant genetic bottlenecks in potential stocks of Sacramento perch. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc. 137:1764-1777. (AFS Phelps Award for best genetics paper of the year) Williamson, K.S., R. Phillips, and B. May. 2008. Characterization of a chromosomal rearrangement responsible for producing apparent XY-female fall Chinook salmon in California. J. Hered. 99:483-490. Williamson, K. and B. May. 2005. Homogenization of fall-run chinook salmon gene pools in the Central Valley of California, USA. N. Am. J. Fish. Man. 25:993–1009.