This is a list of selected recent publications – for a more comprehensive list of publications, please see Google Scholar Page or the Publications Tag.


Pajic et al. (2018). Amylase copy number analysis in several mammalian lineages reveals convergent adaptive bursts shaped by diet. BioRxiv.

Lin and Gokcumen. (2018). Fine-scale characterization of genomic structural variation in the human genome reveals adaptive and biomedically relevant hotspots. BioRxiv.


Saitou et al. (2018). Complex Haplotypes of GSTM1 Gene Deletions Harbor Signatures of a Selective Sweep in East Asian Populations. G3. 9: 2953

Saitou et al. (2018). An evolutionary transcriptomics approach links CD36 to membrane remodeling in replicative senescence. Molecular Omics. 14: 237 [Cover].

Saitou et al. (2018). Complex evolution of the GSTM gene family involves sharing of GSTM1 deletion polymorphism in humans and chimpanzees BMC Genomics. 19:293

Taskent et al. (2017). Variation and functional impact of Neanderthal ancestry in Western Asia.  Genome Biology and Evolution.  evx216. For press release.

Xu et al. (2017). Archaic hominin introgression in Africa contributes to functional salivary MUC7 genetic variation. Mol Biol EvolPress release from UB Press Office. A write-up in the Guardian is here. For further media coverage, please see its Altmetric page.

Lizardo et al. (2017). Regulation of lipids is central to replicative senescence.  Molecular BioSystems. 13, 498-509 – This study was also recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry as an article of particular interest. See more here.

Pajic et al. (2016). The psoriasis-associated deletion of late cornified envelope genes LCE3B and LCE3C has been maintained under balancing selection since Human Denisovan divergence. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16,265.

Muthukrishnan et al. (2016). Atopic Dermatitis Susceptibility Variants In Filaggrin Hitchhike Hornerin Selective Sweep. Genome Biology and Evolution. 8, 3240 – For media coverage, please see its Altmetric page.

Xu et al. Recent Evolution of the salivary mucin MUC7. (2016). Scientific Reports. 6, 31791. Press release from UB Press Office. For further media coverage, please see its Altmetric page.

Lin et al. (2015). The evolution and functional impact of human deletion variants shared with archaic hominin genomes. Mol Biol Evol. Early Access. [Corresponding Author]. – Press release from UB Press Office. For further media coverage, please see its Altmetric page. Here is also Omer’s Talk on this paper at EMPH @Tempe 2015.

Muthukrishan et al. (2014). Geographic Distribution And Adaptive Significance Of Genomic Structural Variants: An Anthropological Genetics Perspective. Hum Bio. 86(4):260-275. 2014. [Cover Article].



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