EDUCATION:

BS, Genetics and Cellular Biology, University of Minnesota - St Paul 1994
PhD, Zoology, University of Wisconsin - Madison 2003 Post doctoral, Genomic Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison 2003 -2004

TEACHING:

Zoo 405 Intro to Museum Studies
An Sci/Zoo 520 Ornithology
An Sci/Zoo 520 Birds of Southern Wisconsin
An Sci 503 Avian Physiology (Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Garic A, Berres ME, Smith SM. (2014). High-Throughput Transcriptome Sequencing Identifies Candidate Genetic Modifiers of Vulnerability to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24962712

Marschaelek, DA, J. Jesu, and M. E. Berres. (2013). Impact of non-lethal genetic sampling on the survival, longevity and behavior of the Hermes copper (Lycaena hermes) butterfly. Insect Conservation and Diversity (online 6 February 2013).

Rassette, M.S.W. Pierpont, E., Wahl, T., and M. E. Berres. (2011). Use of Beauveria bassiana to control northern fowl mites (Ornithonyssus sylviarum) on roosters in an agricultural research facility.(2011). Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 50 (6) 1-6. PMID: 22330786

Fu, Vivian X., Dobosy, Joseph R., Desotelle, Joshua A., Almassi, Nima, Ewald, Jonathan A.,Srinivasan, Rajini, Berres, M. E., Svaren, John, Weindruch, Richard, Jarrard, David F. (2008). Aging and Cancer-Related Loss of Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 Imprinting in the Mouse and Human Prostate. Cancer Research. 68(16) 6797-6802.

Bleiweiss, R., Hendrickson, S. L., Berres, M. E., Willis, Y. O., and E. O Willis. (2003). Affinities of the Saw-billed Hermit (Ramphodon naevius) determined by cytochrome-b sequence data". Wilson Bulletin. 115 (1) 1-10.

Berres, M. E. (2002). Long-term persistence of White-bearded Manakin (Manacus manacus) leks in the Arima Valley of Trinidad, West Indies. Studies in Trinidad and Tobago Ornithology (F. E. Hayes and S. A. Temple, eds.). Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Occasional Papers 11, 131-138.

Kusano, K., Berres, M. E., and W. R. Engels. (1999). Evolution of the RECQ family of helicases: A drosophila homolog, Dmblm, is similar to the human Bloom syndrome gene. Genetics 151 (3) 1027-1039.

PATENTS

System and method for identification of highly-variable vocalizations
Publication date: 2013-10-10 Patent application number: US20130266147 A1

System and method for identification of highly-variable vocalizations
Publication date: 2007-6-28 Patent application number: US20070148674 A1

Method of genotyping by determination of allele copy number
Publication date: 2003-07-31 Patent application number: US20030143554 A1