• Assistant Professor of Biology
  • Fellow in Catholic Studies
School of Arts & Sciences

About Me

I am a biologist with an interest in using big data sets, both molecular and ecological, to understand the natural world and the relationships among different species.

Why I’m At Mary

Here at the University of Mary, I enjoy teaching courses in Genetics, Physiology, Histology, and more.


Boyle, J.H., Rastas, P.M.A., Huang, X., Garner, A.G., Vythilingham, I., Armbruster, P.A. (2021) "A Linkage-Based Genome Assembly for the Mosquito:  Aedes albopictus and Identification of Chromosomal Regions Affecting Diapause," Insects. 16: 167. 

Boyle, J.H., Dalgleish, H.J., Puzey, J.R. (2019) "Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed Declines Substantially Predate the Use of Genetically Modified Crops," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. 116: 3006. 

Boyle, J.H., Martins, D., Musili, P.M., Pierce, N.E. (2019) "Population Genomics and Demographic Sampling of the Ant-Plant Vachellia drepanolobium and Its Symbiotic Ants From Sites Across Its Range in East Africa," Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7: 206. 

Boyle, J.H., Martins, D.J., Pelaez, J., Musili, P.M., Kibet, S., Ndung'u, S.K., Kenfack, D., Pierce, N.E. (2018) "Polygyny does not Explain the Superior Competitive Ability of Dominant Ant Associates in the African Ant-Plant Acacia (Vachellia) dreplanolobium," Ecology and Evolution. 8: 1441. 

Boyle, J.H., Kaliszewska, Z.A., Espeland, M., Suderman, T.A., Fleming, J., Heath, A., Pierce, N.E. (2014) "Phylogeny of the Aphnaeinae: Myrmecophilous African Butterflies with Carnivorous and Herbivorous Life Histories," Systematic Entomology. 40: 169.

Daley, J. (2019) Study on Weed Killers and Monarch Butterflies Spurs Ecological Flap: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/study-on-weed-killers-and-monarch-butterflies-spurs-ecological-flap/

Berard, A. (2019) GMOs Not Main Culprit in Monarch Butterfly Decline:  https://phys.org/news/2019-02-gmos-main-culprit-monarch-butterfly.html


PhD: Harvard University
BS: University of Dallas