Charles H. Langley

Charles Langley

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

Department of Evolution and Ecology
Center for Population Biology

3342B Storer Hall

Research Interests

Population genetics and molecular evolution.

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Animal Genomics
  • Chromosome Biology
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Population and Quantitative Genetics


  • EVE 102 Popn and Quant Genetics
  • BIS 101 Genes and Gene Expression

Honors and Awards

  • The Genetics Society of America Medal - 1999
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 2007

    Professional Societies

    • Genetics Society of America
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences


    • 1968 BA Zoology University of Texas, Austin
    • 1971 PhD Zoology University of Texas, Austin


    Lack, J.B., C.M. Cardeno, M.W. Crepeau, W. Taylor, R.B. Corbett-Detig, K.A. Stevens, C.H. Langley, J.E. Pool.  The Drosophila Genome Nexus: A Population Genomic Resource of 623 Drosophila melanogaster Genomes, Including 197 from a Single Ancestral Range Population.  Genetics 115, 2015, doi:10.1534/genetics.115.174664.

    Langley S. A., G. H. Karpen, C. H. Langley.  Nucleosomes shape DNA polymorphism and divergence. PLoS Genetics 10: e1004457, 2014.

    Neale, D. B., J. L. Wegrzyn, K. A. Stevens, A. V. Zimin, D. Puiu, M. W. Crepeau, C. Cardeno, M. Koriabine, A. E. Holtz-Morris, J. D. Liechty, P. J. Martínez-García, H. A. Vasquez-Gross, B. Y. Lin, J. J. Zieve, Dougherty W. M., Fuentes-Soriano S., Wu L.-S., Gilbert D., G. Marçais, M. Roberts, C. Holt, M. Yandell, J. M. Davis, K. E. Smith, J. F. Dean, W. Lorenz, R. W. Whetten, R. Sederoff, N. Wheeler, P. E. McGuire, D. Main, C. A. Loopstra, K. Mockaitis, P. J. deJong, J. A. Yorke, S. L. Salzberg, C. H. Langley.  Decoding the massive genome of loblolly pine using haploid DNA and novel assembly strategies. Genome Biology 15: R59, 2014, doi: 10.1186/gb-2014-15-3-r59.

    Langley, C.H., K. Stevens, C. Cardeno, Y.C. Lee, D.R. Schrider, J.E. Pool, S. A. Langley, C. Suarez, R.B. Corbett-Detig, B. Kolaczkowski, S. Fang, P.M. Nista, A.K. Holloway, A.D. Kern, C.N. Dewey, Y.S. Song, M.W. Hahn, D.J. Begun. Genomic Variation in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 192:533-598, 2012, doi:10.1534/genetics.112.142018.

    Stephan, W., Y. Song and C.H. Langley: The hitchhiking effect on linkage disequilibrium between linked neutral sites. Genetics 172;: 2647-2663, 2006, doi: 10.1534/genetics.105.050179.