Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Vanessa González

Research Collaborator, GGI
Department / Division
  • Ph.D. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2013 
  • M.S. California State University, Los Angeles (Biological Systematics), 2007 
  • B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (Marine Biology), 2005
Research Interests

Genome assembly, phylogenomic reconstruction, functional analyses of transcriptomes sequences and orthology assignment on a genomic scale

  • Harasewych, M. G., Sei, Makiri, Wirshing, Herman H., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., and Uribe, Juan E. 2019. "The complete mitochondrial genome of Neptuneopsis gilchristi GB Sowerby III, 1898 (Neogastropoda: Volutidae: Calliotectinae)." The Nautilus 133 (3-4):67–73.
  • González, Vanessa,L., Devine, Amanda M., Trizna, Mike, Mulcahy, Daniel G., Barker, Katherine, and Coddington, Jonathan A. 2018. "Open access genomic resources for terrestrial arthropods." Current Opinion in Insect Science 25:91–98.
  • Wood, Hannah M., González, Vanessa L., Lloyd, Michael, Coddington, Jonathan, and Scharff, Nikolaj. 2018. "Next-Generation museum genomics: phylogenetic relationships among palpimanoid spiders using sequence capture techniques (Araneae: Palpimanoidea)." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 127:907–918.
  • Harasewych, M. G., González, Vanessa L., Windsor, Amanda M., and Halloran, Margaret. 2017. "The complete mitochondrial genome of Cerion uva uva (Gastropoda: Panpulmonata: Stylommatophora: Cerionidae)." Mitochondrial DNA Part B. Resources 2 (1):159–160.
  • Schwager, Evelyn E., Sharma, Prashant P., Clarke, Thomas, Leite, Daniel J., Wierschin, Torsten, Pechmann, Matthias, Akiyama-Oda, Yasuko, Esposito, Lauren, Bechsgaard, Jesper, Bilde, Trine, Buffry, Alexandra D., Chao, Hsu, Dinh, Huyen, Doddapaneni, HarshaVardhan, Dugan, Shannon, Eibner, Cornelius, Extavour, Cassandra G., Funch, Peter, Garb, Jessica, Gonzalez, Luis B., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Griffiths-Jones, Sam, Han, Yi, Hayashi, Cheryl, Hilbrant, Maarten et al. 2017. "The house spider genome reveals an ancient whole-genome duplication during arachnid evolution." BMC biology 15 (1):62.
  • Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Kayal, Ehsan, Halloran, Margaret, Shrestha, Yesha, and Harasewych, M. G. 2016. "The complete mitochondrial genome of the land snail Cerion incanum (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) and the phylogenetic relationships of Cerionidae within Panpulmonata." Journal of Molluscan Studies 82 (4):525–533.
  • Ješovnik, Ana, González, Vanessa L., and Schultz, Ted R. 2016. "Phylogenomics and Divergence Dating of Fungus-Farming Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Genera Sericomyrmex and Apterostigma." PloS One 11 (7):
  • Lemer, Sarah, González, Vanessa L., Bieler, Rü, and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2016. "Cementing mussels to oysters in the pteriomorphian tree: a phylogenomic approach." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283 (1833):20160857.
  • Lemer, Sarah, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Andrade, Sónia C. S., González, Vanessa L., Boyle, Michael J., and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2015. "Re-evaluating the phylogeny of Sipuncula through transcriptomics." Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 83:174–183.
  • Bieler, Ruediger, Mikkelsen, Paula M., Collins, Timothy M., Glover, Emily A., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graf, Daniel L., Harper, Elizabeth M., Healy, John, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Sharma, Prashant P., Staubach, Sid, Strong, Ellen E., Taylor, John D., Temkin, Ilya, Zardus, John D., Clark, Stephanie, Guzman, Alejandra, McIntyre, Erin, Sharp, Paul, and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2014. "Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life - an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters." Invertebrate Systematics 28 (1):32–115.