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Short CV and Publications

Short CV

Professional Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016 – present
    Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Group
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany


  • PhD in Evolutionary and Functional Genetics, 2016
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • Masters in Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics, 2011
    Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, 2008 Iona College, 
    New Rochelle, New York, USA

External Research Grants

  • SPP1819 Start-up Module Grant, 2017

Society, Consortium, and Program Memberships

  • Genetics Early Career Reviewer
  • European Drosophila Population Genomics Consortium
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 


  • Ramnarine TJS, Glaser-Schmitt A, Catalán A, Parsch J. Population Genetic and Functional Analysis of a cis-Regulatory Polymorphism in the Drosophila melanogaster Metallothionein A gene. Genes. 2019; 10(2): 147. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes10020147
  • Glaser-Schmitt A, Zečić A, Parsch J. Gene regulatory variation in Drosophila melanogaster renal tissue. Genetics. 2018; 210(1): 287–301. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.118.301073.
  • Glaser-Schmitt A, Parsch, J. Functional characterization of adaptive variation within a cis-regulatory element influencing Drosophila melanogaster growth. PLOS Biology. 2018; 16(1): e2004538. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2004538.
  • Catalán A, Glaser-Schmitt A, Argyridou E, Duchen P, Parsch J. An Indel Polymorphism in the MtnA 3' Untranslated Region Is Associated with Gene Expression Variation and Local Adaptation in Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS Genetics. 2016; 12(4): e1005987. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1005987.
  • Glaser-Schmitt A*, Catalán A*, Parsch J. Adaptive divergence of a transcriptional enhancer between populations of Drosophila melanogaster. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. 2013; 368 (1632): 20130024. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2013.0024. *These authors contributed equally.