Publications

Babb PL, Lahens NF, Correa-Garhwal SM, Nicholson DN, Kim EJ, Hogenesch JB, Kuntner M, Higgins L, Hayashi CY, Agnarsson I, Voight BF (2017). The Nephila clavipes genome highlights
the diversity of spider silk genes and their complex expression. Nature Genetics. (Advance Online Publication: May 1, 2017) DOI: 10.1038/ng.3852.

Khetarpal SA*, Babb PL*, Zhao W, DerOrhannessian S, Johnson K, Hancock-Cerutti WF, Elwyn S, Tran T, Brown CD, Voight BF, Rader DJ. (In Preparation). Multiplexed targeted resequencing identifies rare noncoding variants associated with high HDL cholesterol. [*Co-first authors; †Co-senior authors].

Vargas-Pinilla P, Babb PL, Nunes L, Paré P, Rosa G, Felkl A, Longo D, Salzano FM, Paixão-Côrtes, Gonçalves GL, Bortolini MC. (2017). Progesterone response element variation in the OXTR promoter region and paternal care in New World monkeys. Behavior Genetics 47:77-87.

Babb PL, Fernandez-Duque E, Schurr TG. (2015). Oxytocin receptor gene sequences in owl monkeys and other primates show remarkable interspecific regulatory and protein coding variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 91: 160-177.

Huck M, Fernandez-Duque E, Babb PL, Schurr TG. (2014). Correlates of genetic monogamy in pair-living mammals: insights from Azara’s owl monkeys. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 1-8.

Babb PL, McIntosh AM, Fernandez-Duque E, Schurr TG. (2014). Prolactin receptor gene diversity in Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) and humans (Homo sapiens) suggests a non-neutral evolutionary history among primates. International Journal of Primatology 35:129-155.

Babb PL. (2012). Molecular evolution of vasopressin and oxytocin receptor genes in owl monkeys (Aotus azarai) of northern Argentina. Doctoral dissertation, 218 pages. Available from ProQuest: UMI Number AAI3508965.

Babb PL, Fernandez-Duque E, Baiduc C, Gagneux P, Evans S, Schurr TG. (2011). MtDNA diversity in Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) of the Argentinean Chaco. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146(2): 209-224.

Gokcumen O*, Babb PL*, Iskow R, Zhu Q, Shi, X, Mills RE, Ionita-Laza I, Vallender EJ, Clark AG, Lee C, Johnson WE. (2011). Refinement of primate copy number variation hotspots identifies candidate genomic regions evolving under positive selection. Genome Biology 5(12): R52. [*Co-first authors; †Co-senior authors].

Babb PL, McIntosh AM, Fernandez-Duque E, Di Fiore A, Schurr TG. (2011). An optimized genotyping strategy for assessing genetic identity and kinship in Azara’s owl monkeys (Aotus azarai). Folia Primatologica 82: 107-117.

Babb PL, Fernandez-Duque E, Schurr TG. (2010). AVPR1A sequence variation in monogamous owl monkeys (Aotus azarai azarai) and its implications for the evolution of platyrrhine social behavior. Journal of Molecular Evolution 71:279-297.

Friedlaender J, Schurr T, Gentz F, Koki G, Friedlaender F, Horvat G, Babb PL, Cerchio S, Kaestle F, Schanfield M, Deka R, Yanagihara R, Merriwether DA. (2005). Expanding southwest Pacific mitochondrial haplogroups P and Q. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 22(6): 1506-1517.

Rubicz R, Schurr TG, Babb PL, Crawford MH. (2003). Mitochondrial DNA variation and origins of the Aleuts. Human Biology 75(6): 809-35.

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