Faculty Biography

Justin Thackeray

Javier Tabima Restrepo

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: (508) 798-4316
Email: jtabima@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae 


Javier is an Assistant Professor of Genomics at the Department of Biology of Clark University. His lab is interested in identifying the patterns of genomic evolution of fungal species and populations, especially focused on the evolution, systematics, and genomics of secondary metabolism of the genus Basidiobolus.

The Tabima lab uses a multidisciplinary approach of integrating tools and concepts from evolutionary theory, computational biology, genomics, genetics, and plant pathology/mycology in order to study these phenomena, as well as to create computational and molecular tools for the rapid identification of species, populations, genes of interest and molecular patterns of fungal evolution.


Ph.D. Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
M.S. Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
B.S. Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Selected Publications

Full list of publications at https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=t1P5G4QAAAAJ&hl=en

JF Tabima, Trautman I, Chang Y, Wang Y, Mondo S, Salamov A, Grigoriev I, Stajich J, Spatafora J (2020). Phylogenomic analyses of non-Dikarya fungi supports horizontal gene transfer driving diversification of secondary metabolism in the amphibian gastrointestinal symbiont, Basidiobolus. In: G3, (1).

 JF Tabima, KL Sondreli, S Kerio, N Feau, ML Sakalidis, RC Hamelin, JM LeBoldus (2020). Population Genomic Analyses Reveal Connectivity via Human-Mediated Transport across Populus Plantations in North America and an Undescribed Subpopulation of Sphaerulina musiva. In: Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, (33), 2, pp. 189–199.

Tabima JF, Gonen L, Gómez-Gallego M, Panda P, Grünwald NJ, Hansen EM, Mcdougal R, LeBoldus JM, Williams NM. Molecular phylogenomics and population structure of Phytophthora pluvialis. Phytopathology®. 2021 Jan 11;111(1):108-15.

S Kerio, HA Daniels, M Gomez-Gallego, JF Tabima, RR Lenz, KL Sondreli, NJ Grunwald, N Williams, R Mcdougal, JM LeBoldus (2020). From genomes to forest management--tackling invasive Phytophthora species in the era of genomics. In: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, (42), 1, pp. 1–29.