Recommended Readings: Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D. Friday January 22, 2021

Recommended Readings: Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D. Friday January 22, 2021

Webinar Friday Lecture SeriesCassandra Extavour, Ph.D.

(open to the Tri-I community)

Friday, January 22, 2021

Cassandra Extavour, Ph.D.


Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

    From Soma to Germ Line: Birth, Growth and Transformation of a Novel Gene


Recommended Readings:

Empirical Articles

Blondel, Leo; Jones, Tamsin E. M.; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2020). Bacterial contribution to genesis of the novel germ line determinant oskar. ELIFE. 9

Whittle, Carrie A.; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2019). Contrasting patterns of molecular evolution in metazoan germ line genes. BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY. 19

Whittle, Carrie A.; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2017). Causes and evolutionary consequences of primordial germ-cell specification mode in metazoans. PNAS. 114 (23): 5784-5791

Ahuja, Abha; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2014). Patterns of molecular evolution of the germ line specification gene oskar suggest that a novel domain may contribute to functional divergence in Drosophila. DEVELOPMENT GENES AND EVOLUTION. 224 (2): 65-77

Review Papers

Kulkarni, Arpita; Lopez, Davys H.; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2020). Shared Cell Biological Functions May Underlie Pleiotropy of Molecular Interactions in the Germ Lines and Nervous Systems of Animals. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 8

Moczek, Armin P.; Sears, Karen E.; Stollewerk, Angelika; et al. (2015). The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: a vision for the 21st century. EVOLUTION & DEVELOPMENT. 17 (3): 198-219

Book Chapter:

Kulkarni, Arpita; Extavour, Cassandra G. (2019). The Cricket Gryllus bimaculatus: Techniques for Quantitative and Functional Genetic Analyses of Cricket Biology. EVO-DEVO: NON-MODEL SPECIES IN CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY. 68: 183-216

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Ilaria Ceglia, Ph.D., Science Informationist - Ilaria joined the Markus Library Team in 2017. As science liaison between the Rockefeller scientific community and the library, Ilaria assists Rockefeller scientists find, and effectively use, the scholarly communication tools available at the library, provides customized literature searching, delivers research information reports and publications metric analysis to enhance collaborations between Rockefeller and leading scientific institutions, provides access to digital content to manage large data freely accessible. Ilaria manages a drug development database to perform clinical literature searches and drugs pipeline reports for Rockefeller research faculty, scientists and clinicians. As the NIH compliance monitor for the Rockefeller University, Ilaria helps faculty to solve scientific submission requirements issues and ensures Rockefeller remains compliant with NIH Public Access Policy. Her role also includes evaluate and select new databases to complement other resource center services, organize tutorial training sessions in areas of life sciences and on the use of reference management platforms F1000 Workspace, Scopus, Web of Science and PubMed literature searching, managing recommendation readings library blog for lectures and special seminars. Ilaria is a neuroscientist and a former Rockefeller postdoctoral and research associate of Dr. Paul Greengard’s laboratory. She was a Research Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at City College and Hunter College in New York, where she taught Cell Biology and Biochemistry. As an Italian expat living in New York, Ilaria is an enthusiastic proponent of Italian culture among friends and colleagues.