Jesse Shapiro, Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 



Prof. Eric Alm

Current Position: 

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Shapiro Lab Website

Doctoral Thesis Title:  Genomic signatures of sex, selection and speciation in the microbial world

Publications while at MIT:

1. Sympatric speciation: when is it possible in bacteria?

Friedman J, Alm EJ, Shapiro BJ.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53539. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053539. Epub 2013 Jan 17. PMID: 23349716 Free PMC Article


2. Reproducibility of Vibrionaceae population structure in coastal bacterioplankton.

Szabo G, Preheim SP, Kauffman KM, David LA, Shapiro J, Alm EJ, Polz MF.

ISME J. 2013 Mar;7(3):509-19. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.134. Epub 2012 Nov 22. PMID:23178668


3. Population genomics of early events in the ecological differentiation of bacteria.

Shapiro BJ, Friedman J, Cordero OX, Preheim SP, Timberlake SC, Szabó G, Polz MF, Alm EJ.

Science. 2012 Apr 6;336(6077):48-51. doi: 10.1126/science.1218198.PMID:22491847 Free PMC Article


4. Looking for Darwin's footprints in the microbial world.

Shapiro BJ, David LA, Friedman J, Alm EJ.

Trends Microbiol. 2009 May;17(5):196-204. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2009.02.002. Epub 2009 Apr 15. Review. PMID:19375326

5. The slow:fast substitution ratio reveals changing patterns of natural selection in gamma-proteobacterial genomes.

Shapiro BJ, Alm E.

ISME J. 2009 Oct;3(10):1180-92. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2009.51. Epub 2009 May 21.PMID:19458656 

6. Comparing patterns of natural selection across species using selective signatures.

Shapiro BJ, Alm EJ.

PLoS Genet. 2008 Feb;4(2):e23. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0040023. Erratum in: PLoS Genet. 2008 Jun;4(6). doi: 10.1371/annotation/fced1166-1825-485c-88b9-d6ec950326c8. PMID:18266472