F. Gianluca Sperone

F. Gianluca Sperone

Geospatial Data Analyst

(313) 577-2506

(313) 577-1507 (fax)


Room 0334 (Map Room) - Old Main Building, 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

Curriculum vitae

F. Gianluca Sperone



Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Geospatial Data Analyses and Modelling

  • Data Visualization and Dashbord

  • Data Management

  • Maps preparation

  • Teaching and Educational Activities


  • MA in Environmental and Urban Geography - University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Specialization in Secondary Education and Teaching of Natural Sciences - University of Calabria - Rende, Calabria (Italy)
  • BS and MS in Geology - University of Calabria - Rende, Calabria (Italy)

Awards and grants

Selected publications

  • The 1001 Genomes Consortium*, 2016. 1135 genomes reveal the global pattern of polymorphism in Arabidopsis thaliana. Cell Volume 166, Issue 2, Pages 481–491. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2016.05.063.
  • Taiji Kawakatsu, Shao-shan Carol Huang, Florian Jupe, Eriko Sasaki, Robert J. Schmitz, Mark A. Urich, Rosa Castanon, Joseph R. Nery, Cesar Barragan, Yupeng He, Huaming Chen, Manu Dubin, Cheng-Ruei Lee, Congmao Wang, Felix Bemm, Claude Becker, Ryan O’Neil, Ronan C. O’Malley, Danjuma X. Quarless, The 1001 Genomes Consortium*, Nicholas J. Schork, Detlef Weigel, Magnus Nordborg, Joseph R. Ecker, 2016. Epigenomic Diversity in a Global Collection of Arabidopsis thaliana Accessions. Cell Volume 166, Issue 2, P492-505. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2016.06.044.
  • Natalie M Jameson Kiesling, Soojin V Y; Ke Xu; F. Gianluca Sperone; Derek Wildman, 2015. The tempo and mode of New World monkey evolution and biogeography in the context of phylogenomic analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Volume 82, Pages 386–399. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.03.027
  • Horton, M., Hancock, A. M., Huang, Y. S., Toomajian, C., Atwell, S., Muliyati, W., Platt, A., Sperone, F. G., Vilhkálmsson, B. J., Nordborg, M., Borevitz, J. O. and J. Bergelson, 2012. Genome-wide patterns of genetic variation in worldwide Arabidopsis thaliana accessions from the RegMap panel. Nature Genetics, 44:212-6, doi:10.1038/ng.1042.
  • Hancock, A. M., Brachi, B., Faure, M., Horton, M. W., Jarymowycz, L. B., Sperone, F. G., Toomajian, C., Roux, F. and J. Bergelson, 2011. Adaptation to climate across the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Science, Vol. 334 no. 6052 pp. 83-86, doi: 10.1126/science.1209244.


*  The members of The 1001 Genomes Consortium are (in alphabetical order): Alonso-Blanco C., Andrade J., Becker C., Bemm F., Bergelson J., Borgwardt K. M., Chae E., Dezwaan T., Ding W., Ecker J. R., Exposito-Alonso M., Farlow A., Fitz J., Grimm D. G., Hancock A., Henz S. R., Holm S., Horton M., Jarsulic M., Kerstetter R. A., Korte A., Korte P., Lanz C., Lee C., Meng D., Michael T. P., Muliyati W., Nägele T., Nagler M., Nizhynska V., Nordborg M., Novikova P., Picó F. X., Plazer A., Rabanal F. A., Rodriguez A., Rowan B. A., Salomé P. A., Schmid K. J., Seren Ü., Sperone F. G., Sudkamp M., Svardal H., Tanzer M. M., Todd D., Volchenboum S. L., Wang C., Wang G., Wang X., Weckwerth W., Weigel D., Zhou X.


Currently teaching

  • GEL 1010 Geology: The Science of the Earth (Fall, Winter, Spring)

  •  GEL 1370: Meteorology: The Study of Weather (Winter)

  •  EVS 3000: Introduction to Environmental Analyses using GIS (Fall)

  •  GEL 5000: Geological Site Assessment  (Fall)

  •  GEL 5650: Applied Geologic Mapping (Winter)

Courses taught

GEL 5600: Special Topic in Geology - Applied Geologic Mapping