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Erickson, PA, Weller, CA, Song, DY*, Schmidt, PS, and AO Bergland. Unique genetic signatures of local adaptation over space and time for diapause, an ecologically relevant complex trait, in Drosophila melanogaster.  PLoS Genetics 2020. Link

Stone, HM*, Erickson, PA, and AO Bergland. Phenotypic plasticity, but not genetic adaptation, underlies seasonal variation in the cold hardening response of D. melanogaster. eeb_combined_figureEcology and Evolution 2019: 00; 1-15. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.5887 Link


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Erickson, PA, Baek, J*, Hart, JC, Cleves, PA, and CT Miller. Genetic dissection of a supergene cluster implicates Tfap2a in stickleback craniofacial evolution. Genetics 209(2); 591-605. Link

**Issue highlight

Cleves, PA, Hart, JC, Agoglia, RM*, Jimenez, MT*, Erickson, PA, Gai, L*, Eisen, MB, and CT Miller. An intronic enhancer of Bmp6 underlies evolved tooth gain in sticklebacks. PLoS Genetics 14(6):e1007449. Link

Martin, CH, Erickson, PA, and CT Miller. 2017. The genetic architecture of novel trophic specialists: moderate effect sizes are associated with exceptional jaw diversification in a pupfish adaptive radiation. Molecular Ecology 26(2): 624-638. Link

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-5-50-05-pmErickson, PA, Glazer, AM, Killingbeck, EK*, Agoglia, RM*, Baek, J*, Carsanaro, SM*, Lee, AM, Cleves, PA, Schluter, D, and CT Miller. 2016. Partially repeatable genetic basis of benthic adaptation in threespine sticklebacks.  Evolution 70(4): 887-902. doi: 10.1111/evo.12897. Link


Erickson, PA, Ellis, NA, and CT Miller. 2016. Microinjection for transgenesis and genome editing in threespine sticklebacks. Journal of Visualized Experiments (111), e54055, doi:10.3791/54055. Link

devbio_cover-jpgErickson, PA, Cleves, PA, Ellis, NA, Schwalbach, KT, Hart, JC, and CT Miller. 2015. A 190 base pair, TGFß responsive tooth and fin enhancer is required for stickleback Bmp6 expression. Developmental Biology 401(2): 310-323. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.02.006. Link

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screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-5-56-03-pmErickson, PA, Glazer, AM, Cleves, PA, Smith, AS*, and CT Miller. 2014. Two developmentally temporal quantitative trait loci underlie convergent evolution of branchial bone length in sticklebacks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281(1788): 20140822. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0822. Link

Glazer, AM, Cleves, PA, Erickson, PA, Lam, AY, and CT Miller. 2014. Parallel developmental genetic features underlie stickleback gill raker evolution. EvoDevo 5:19.  doi:10.1186/2041-9139-5-19. Link

Prior research:

Giraldo-Vela, JP, Bean, AT, Rudersdorf, R, Wallace, LT, Loffredo, JT, Erickson, P, Wilson, NA, and DI Watkins. 2010. Simian immundeficiency virus-specific CD4+ T cells from successful vaccines target the SIV Gag capsid. Immunogenetics 62(10): 701-707. doi:10.1007/s00251-010-0473-9. Link

Maness, NJ, Walsh, AD, Rudersdorf, RA, Erickson, PA, Piaskowski SM, Wilson NA, and DI Watkins. 2011. Chinese origin rhesus macaque major histocompatibility complex class I molecules promiscuously present epitopes from SIV associated with molecules of Indian origin; implications for immunodominance and viral escape. Immunogenetics 63: 587-597. doi:10.1007/s00251-011-0538-4. Link