Joseph D Manthey

  • 2018-Present – Asst. Professor Texas Tech
  • 2016-2017 – Postdoc NYU Abu Dhabi
  • 2011-2015 – Ph.D. University of Kansas
  • 2009-2011 – M.S. Black Hills State University
  • 2004-2008 – B.S. University of Wisconsin – Madison

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Join the research group!

Do studying birds, going out in the field, and learning bioinformatics sound fun to you? If you are potentially interested in joining the research group, please send me an introductory email to jdmanthey (at) Please include a CV/resume, and a small description of how your interests and the topics our group studies complement each other. Check out the opportunities page.

Lab Policies and Expectations


Garth Spellman, Denver Museum: Avian population genomics

Rob Moyle, University of Kansas: Island biogeography and genomics

Stéphane Boissinot, New York University Abu Dhabi: Genomics and transposable elements

Brian Smith & Lucas Rocha Moreira, American Museum of Natural History: Woodpecker genomics

Luke Campillo, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa: Avian evolution

Stepfanie Aguillon, Cornell: Woodpecker genomics

Matt Miller, University of Oklahoma: Woodpecker genomics