Recommended Readings: Svante Pääbo, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

Fairfield Osborn Memorial Lecture

A Molecular Perspective on Human Origins

Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., director, department of genetics,

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

 December 14, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium

Recommended Readings

Brawand, D., Soumillon, M., Necsulea, A., Julien, P., Csárdi, G., Harrigan, P., . . . Kaessmann, H. (2011). The evolution of gene expression levels in mammalian organs. Nature, 478(7369), 343-348

Green, R. E., Krause, J., Briggs, A. W., Maricic, T., Stenzel, U., Kircher, M., . . . Pääbo, S. (2010). A draft sequence of the neandertal genome. Science, 328(5979), 710-722

Hu, H. Y., Guo, S., Xi, J., Yan, Z., Fu, N., Zhang, X., . . . Khaitovich, P. (2011). MicroRNA expression and regulation in human, chimpanzee, and macaque brains. PLoS Genetics, 7(10)

Krause, J., Briggs, A. W., Kircher, M., Maricic, T., Zwyns, N., Derevianko, A., & Pääbo, S. (2010). A complete mtDNA genome of an early modern human from kostenki, russia. Current Biology, 20(3), 231-236

Krause, J., Fu, Q., Good, J. M., Viola, B., Shunkov, M. V., Derevianko, A. P., & Pääbo, S. (2010). The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of an unknown hominin from southern siberia. Nature, 464(7290), 894-897

Xu, A. G., He, L., Li, Z., Xu, Y., Li, M., Fu, X., . . . Khaitovich, P. (2010). Intergenic and repeat transcription in human, chimpanzee and macaque brains measured by RNA-seq. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(7), 37


Recommended Readings: Hopi Hoekstra, Ph.D.

Friday Lecture Series

From Darwin to DNA: The Genetic Basis of Adaptive Morphology and Behavior

Hopi Hoekstra, Ph.D., Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology,

curator of mammals, Museum of Comparative Zoology,

Harvard University

February 24, 2012

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:15 p.m., Abby Lounge)

Caspary Auditorium


Recommended Readings:

Abzhanov, A., C. G. Extavour, A. Groover, S. A. Hodges, H. E. Hoekstra, E. M. Kramer, and A. Monteiro. 2008. Are we there yet? tracking the development of new model systems. Trends in Genetics 24, (7): 353-360

Barrett, R. D. H., and H. E. Hoekstra. 2011. Molecular spandrels: Tests of adaptation at the genetic level. Nature Reviews Genetics 12, (11): 767-780

Hoekstra, H. E. 2006. Genetics, development and evolution of adaptive pigmentation in vertebrates. Heredity 97, (3): 222-234

Hoekstra, H. E., and J. A. Coyne. 2007. The locus of evolution: Evo devo and the genetics of adaptation. Evolution 61, (5): 995-1016

Stinchcombe, J. R., and H. E. Hoekstra. 2008. Combining population genomics and quantitative genetics: Finding the genes underlying ecologically important traits. Heredity 100, (2): 158-170