curriculum vitae

EDUCATION

2012-2017 Ph.D. Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology University of California, Riverside (UCR)

2007-2011 B.S. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior University of California, Los Angeles


appointments

01/2018-08/2020 Post-doctoral Fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society

2017 Summer Lecturer, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, UCR

2013-2017 Graduate Teaching Assistant, UCR

2013-2014 Graduate Student Researcher for the Institute for the Development of Education Applications (IDEA), UCR


PUBLICATIONS

u undergraduate co-authors

2020 Schmill MP, MD Cadney, Z Thompson, L Hiramatsu, RL Albuquerque, MP McNamara, AA Castro, JC Kay, DG Buenaventurau, JL Ramirezu, JS Rhodes, T Garland, Jr. Conditioned place preference for cocaine and methylphenidate in female mice from lines selectively bred for high voluntary wheel‐running behavior. Genes, Brain and Behavior. doi: 10.1111/gbb.12700

2019 Castro, JPL*, MN Yancoskie*, M Marchini, S Belohlavy, L Hiramatsu, M Kučka, WH Beluch, R Naumann, I Skuplik, J Cobb, NH Barton, C Rolian^, YF Chan^. An integrative genomic analysis of the Longshanks selection experiment for longer limbs in mice. eLife 8:e42014. *co-first authors; ^co-last authors. doi: 10.7554/eLife.42014

2018 Dewan, I, T Garland, Jr, L Hiramatsu, V Careau. I Smell a Mouse: Indirect Genetic Effects on Voluntary Wheel-Running Distance, Duration and Speed. Behavior Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10519-018-9930-2

2018 Hiramatsu, L and T Garland, Jr. Mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel-running behavior conserve more fat despite increased exercise. Physiology & Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.04.010

2017 Hiramatsu, L, JC Kay, Z Thompson, JM Singleton, GC Claghorn, RL de Albuquerque, B Hou, B Hou, G Sanchezu, and T Garland, Jr. 2017. Maternal exposure to Western diet affects adult body composition and voluntary wheel running in a genotype-specific manner in mice. Physiology & Behavior 179:235–245

2016 Hiramatsu, L and T Garland, Jr. Nature or Nurture? Heritability in the Classroom. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 89:457-461

2014 Wiu, K, GC Claghorn, L Hiramatsu, JC Kay, Z Thompson, and T Garland, Jr. Effects of Gatorade and Red Bull on Voluntary Wheel Running in Genetically Selected High Runner Lines of Mice. UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. Volume VIII


grants & AWARDS

2019 Young Investigator meeting registration award, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution

2016 Graduate Dean's Dissertation Year Program Fellowship, UCR. $7,200

2015 International Mammalian Genome Conference Trainee Scholarship

2014 Charlotte Mangum Student Support Program, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

2014 UCR Outstanding Commitment to Higher Education Outreach Award (co-coordinator) from UCR Student Life

2014 Outstanding Teaching Award from Graduate Division, UCR

2014, 2015, 2016 Travel Grant from Graduate Division, UCR

2012 Graduate Student Fellowship from Biology Dept., UC Riverside. $16,000


PRESENTATIONS

Talks

Scheduled 2020 [Invited Speaker]: Motivation versus physiological ability as limiting factors during experimental evolution of locomotor behavio. Experimental Biology: Evolutionary physiology of locomotor behavior, San Diego, California, USA.

2019 Hiramatsu, L, S Belohlavy, M Kučka, C Rolian, NH Barton, YF Chan. Tracking allele trajectories over 20 generations of selection for long limbs in mice. Annual meeting of the SMBE, Manchester, England.

2019 Hiramatsu, L., J. P. L. Castro, M. N. Yancoskie, M. Marchini, S. Belohlavy, M. Kučka, W. H. Beluch, R. Naumann, N. H. Barton, C. Rolian, Y. F. Chan. Tracking signatures of response over 20 generations of selection for long leg length in mice. SMBE Satellite Meeting Towards an integrated concept of adaptation: uniting molecular population genetics and quantitative genetics, Vienna, Austria.

2017 [Invited Speaker] Hiramatsu, L. and T. Garland. "Born to run: experimental evolution of high voluntary activity levels in mice" California Experimental Evolution Symposium, San Diego, California, USA.

2016 Hiramatsu, L. and T. Garland. "Can a hybrid line break a selection limit for high voluntary wheel running in mice?" Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB meeting), Portland, Oregon, USA.

2015 Hiramatsu, L. and T. Garland. "A hybrid line may break a selection limit on high voluntary wheel running in mice" Behavioral Genetics Association, San Diego, California, USA.

2014 Hiramatsu, L. "Genetic modeling to study limits in selection experiments for behavioral traits." and "Teaching Genetic Drift Using Simulation in R." UC Riverside, EEOB 265 Seminar Series for Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. Riverside, California, USA.

2014 Hiramatsu, L., M. Wolak, and T. Garland. "Genetic modeling to study limits in selection experiments for behavioral traits." Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB meeting), Austin, Texas, USA.

Posters

2019 Hiramatsu, L, S Belohlavy, M Kučka, C Rolian, NH Barton, YF Chan. Tracking allele trajectories over 20 generations of selection for long limbs in mice. Congress of the ESEB, Turku, Finland.

2018 Hiramatsu, L., J. P. L. Castro, M. N. Yancoskie, M. Marchini, S. Belohlavy, M. Kučka, W. H. Beluch, R. Naumann, N. H. Barton, C. Rolian, Y. F. Chan. Tracking signatures of response over 20 generations of selection for long leg length in mice. II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France.

2018 Hiramatsu, L., S. Belohlavy, M. Kučka, N. H. Barton, C. Rolian, F. Chan. Tracking signatures of response over 20 generations of selection for long leg length in mice. Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

2016 Hiramatsu, L., R. Albuquerque, G. Claghorn, J. C. Kay, J. Singleton, Z. Thompson, J. Colbath, B. Ho, B. Ho, G. Sanchez, D. Thai, and T. Garland, Jr. Maternal Exposure to Western diet affects adult body composition and voluntary exercise in a gentyope-specific manner. American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: the Biology of Exercise VII, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

2015 Hiramatsu, L., R. Albuquerque, G. Claghorn, J. C. Kay, J. Singleton, Z. Thompson, J. Colbath, B. Ho, B. Ho, G. Sanchez, D. Thai, and T. Garland, Jr. Effects of early-life exposure to Western diet on adult activity levels and associated behavioral and physiological traits in mice. International Mammalian Genome Conference, Yokohama, Japan.

2015 Hiramatsu, L. and T. Garland. Breeding a hybrid line to overcome selection limits for voluntary wheel running in mice. European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lausanne, Switzerland.

2014 Hiramatsu, L., G. Claghorn, and T. Garland. Effects of voluntary wheel running on body mass and composition in selectively-bred high-runner mice. American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology, San Diego, California, USA.


Teaching experience

Instructor

2017 Introduction to Evolution (BIOL105), University of California Online Courses.

2018, 2019 Thesis Writing Workshop, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany.

Teaching Assistant

(University of California, Riverside, 2012-2017)

Organismal Biology Lab (BIOL 5B)

Introduction to Evolution (BIOL 105) x5

Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology (BIOL 174)

Motivation for a University Honors Scholar (Honors 1B)

Research and Creative Activities Across the Disciplines (Honors 150) x2

Published Lesson Plans

2015 "Simulating Random Genetic Drift" Students use an online simulation program (build by me through R Studio application Shiny) to find effects of population size and number of loci on the strength of genetic drift in a finite population. Published on IDEA.

2015 "Nature or Nurture? Heritability in the Classroom" Students develop hypotheses about how and why different traits have higher or lower narrow-sense heritability, and factors that could affect those estimates. Published on IDEA.


Service & Outreach

2018-2019 Postdoc Representative at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany.

2015-2016 President of the Biology Graduate Student Association at UC Riverside. Represented student interests at faculty meetings, organized graduate student meetings and events.

2013-2015 Outreach Co-coordinator for the BGSA. Coordinated outreach activities, connected with local schools and museums for events, created and maintained website.

Contributed Reviews for: Integrative and Comparative Biology, Physiology & Behavior, PLOS ONE, and Laboratory Animals.


Professional development

2018 How to start your own lab, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen, Germany

2018 Grant proposal writing, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Tübingen, Germany


professional memberships

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB, since 2013)

American Physiological Society (APS, since 2014)

International Mammalian Genome Society (IMGS, since 2015)

European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB, since 2015)

Genetics Society of America (GSA, since 2018)

Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE, since 2018)

Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE, since 2019)