Sally Otto

Assistant Professor
Department of Zoology

Dr. Otto’s research focuses on the evolution of an organism including its life cycle, mating system, and genomic organization. She has been exploring factors that influence whether or not a new mutation can become established within a population. She explores the limits that these factors place on evolution by natural selection, using mathematical models. Her work in recombination seeks to explore and explain the range of parameters governing gene creation and destruction.

While at the Institute, her most recent journal publications included The evolution of recombination in changing environments (TREE 13: 145-151) and The probability of fixation in populations of changing size (Genetics 146: 723-733).

Primary Recipient Awards

International Research Roundtables, Sally Otto, 2016

Sally Otto

Future Child Health and World Human Population: Relationships between Population Size, Environmental Effects and Health and Well-being of Children
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Sally Otto, Biodiversity Research Centre, Department of Zoology, UBC; Dr. Peter Le Souef, School of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia

Distinguished Scholars in Residence, Assistant Professor Sarah Otto, 1999

Sally Otto

Co-principal Investigator Awards

International Visiting Research Scholars, Ophélie Ronce, 2018

Ophélie Ronce


Related Event

Feb 152017
University Killam Professor Lecture Series
Join three of our newest Killam professors and world-leading scientists Dr. Sally Otto , Dr. Loren Rieseberg and Dr. Robert Hancock in a discussion on the impact and implications...