Josephine Reinhardt

Assistant Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 349

Dr. Josie Reinhardt has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2016.

Josie Reinhardt photo

Office Hours Fall 2022


  • TBA

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph. D. in Biology, UNC Chapel Hill, 2012

  • B.A. in Biology, Macalester College, 2005

Research Interests

  • Genomic impacts of Selfish Genetic Elements

  • Origins and Evolution of Novel Genes

  • Population Genetics and Genomics

Curriculum Vitae


  • Baker RH, Narechania A, Robb DeSalle, Johns PM, Reinhardt JA, Wilkinson GS. Spermatogenesis drives rapid gene creation and masculinization of the X chromosome in stalk-eyed flies (Diopsidae). Genome Biology and Evolution. 2016; 8(3): 896-914.

  • Reinhardt JA, Brand CL, Paczolt KA, Johns PM, Baker RH, Wilkinson GS. Meiotic drive impacts expression and evolution of x-linked genes in stalk-eyed flies. PLoS Genetics. 2014.

  • Reinhardt JA, Kolaczkowski B, Jones CD, Begun DJ, Kern AD. Parallel Geographic Variation in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 2014

  • Reinhardt JA, Wanjiru BM, Brant AT, Saelao P, Begun DJ, and Jones CD. De Novo ORFs in Drosophila Are Important to Organismal Fitness and Evolved Rapidly from Previously Non-coding Sequences. PLoS Genetics. 2013; 9(10): e1003860.

  • Reinhardt JA and Jones CD. Two Rapidly Evolving Genes Contribute to Male Fitness in Drosophila. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 2013; 77(5-6), 246-259.

  • Lee YC and Reinhardt JA. Widespread polymorphism in the positions of stop codons in Drosophila melanogaster. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2012; 4(4), 533-549.

  • Reinhardt JA, Baltrus DA, Nishimura MT, Jeck WR, Jones CD, Dangl JL. De novo assembly using low coverage short read sequence data from the rice pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. Oryzae. Genome Research. Feb. 2009, 19(2):294-305.

  • Jeck WR, Reinhardt JA, Baltrus DA, Hickenbotham MT, Magrini V, Mardis ER, Dangl JL, Jones CD. Extending assembly of short DNA sequences to handle error. Bioinformatics Sept. 24 2007.


  • BIOL 105: Contemporary Biology

    Biology applied directly to contemporary personal, social, and environmental problems; the biological problems evolving from technology; and current suggestions offered by leading biologists on solving these problems. To receive credit for the Natural Science Core, students must also take the laboratory BIOL 106.

  • BIOL 106: Contemporary Biology Lab

    Laboratory studies in Contemporary Biology. Experiments are directed toward understanding current issues in biology such as those concerned with genetics, development and neurobiology. Emphasis is on the practical use of the methods of science.