Paul Cabe Professor of Biology

Paul Cabe

Howe 303
Curriculum Vitae


Undergraduate Degree: B.S., College of William and Mary, Virginia
Graduate Degree: Ph.D., University of Minnesota


My current interests focus on using modern molecular methods to collect data useful in answering questions in the areas of population genetics and evolutionary biology. Recent projects include the cloning and sequencing of microsatellite repeats, and the use of microsatellites to address specific questions. I maintain active interests in ornithology, ecology, and conservation biology.


Fundamentals of Biology (Biology 111)
Genetics (Biology 220)

Genetics Laboratory (Biology 221)

Ornithology (Biology 241)

Molecular Genetics (Biology 320)

Advanced Genetics Laboratory (Biology 321)

Conservation Genetics (Biology 322)

Selected Publications

P. R. Cabe, R. B. Page, T. J. Hanlon, M. E. Aldrich*, L. Connors, and D. M. Marsh. In press. Fine-scale population differentiation and gene flow in a terrestrial salamander (Plethodon cinereus) living in continuous habitat. Heredity.

E. B. Liebgold, P. R. Cabe, R. G. Jaeger, and P. L. Leberg In press. Multiple paternity in a salamander with socially monogamous behavior. Molecular Ecology.

Fauth, P. and P. R. Cabe 2005. Reproductive success of Acadian Flycatchers in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Journal of Field Ornithology 76(2): 150-157.

Cabe, P. R., A. Baumgarten*, K. Onan*, J. J. Luby, D. S. Bedford. 2005. Using Microsatellite Analysis to verify breeding records: A study of ‘Honeycrisp' and other cold hardy apple cultivars. HortScience 40(1): 15-17.

Connors, L. M. and P. R. Cabe. 2003. Isolation of dinucleotide microsatellite loci from red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus). Molecular Ecology Notes 3(1): 131-133.

Cabe, P. R., and J. S. Liles*. (2002). Dinucleotide Microsatellite Loci Isolated from flowering dogwood (Cornus florida L.). Molecular Ecology Notes.

Cabe, P. R., and K. E. Marshall*. 2001. Isolation of microsatellite sequences from House Wrens (Troglodytes aedon). Molecular Ecology Notes 1(3): 155-157.

Cabe, P. R. 1999. Dispersal and population structure in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). The Condor 101:451-454.

Cabe, P. R. 1998. The effects of founding bottlenecks on genetic variation in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in North America. Heredity 80: 519-525.

Cabe, P. R. 1995. The Trillium pusillum Michaux complex in Virginia. I. Morphological investigations. Castanea 60: 1-14.

Cabe, P. R. and C. Werth. 1995. The Trillium pusillum Michaux complex in Virginia. II. Isozyme evidence. Castanea 60: 15-29.

Cabe, P. R. and D. Alstad. 1994. Interpreting population differentiation in terms of drift and selection. Evolutionary Ecology 8: 489-492.

Cabe, P. R. 1993. European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). In The Birds of North America, No. 48 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists Union.

*Student authors