Bill Cresko, Department of Biology

Bill Cresko

Bill Cresko

Practice Areas: Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology

Bill Cresko is an academic expert in evolution, development, genomics and molecular biology. At the University of Oregon, he is the Lorry Lokey Chair in Science, a professor of biology and the founding director of the data science initiative. Bill is interested in how the evolution of genes and developmental processes produces to the amazing diversity of life on earth.

Contact: | 541-346-4779 | @wcresko


Recent Media:
‘Evolution Gone Crazy’: What Makes Sea Dragons So Strange (The New York Times, July 7, 2022)
Genome Spotlight: Mandarinfish (Synchiropus splendidus) (The Scientist, Oct. 28, 2021)
Research project examines male pregnancy and microbes in fish (Around the O, April 29, 2021)
Data science to debut as the UO’s newest major this fall (Around the O, April 7, 2020)
Evolution can happen quicker than previously thought (Oregon Public Broadcasting, Dec. 21, 2015)
Stickleback fish evolved rapidly to living in freshwater ponds following major earthquake (Nature World News, Dec. 15, 2015)
La rápida adaptación al agua dulce de un pez en Alaska (El Mundo, Dec. 14, 2015)
Genetics journal names paper led by UO's Cresko as among its Top 10 (Around the O, Oct. 22, 2015)