• Pitchers, W. R., Constantinou, S.J., Losilla, M. and Gallant, J.R. (2017). Electric fish genomics: Progress, prospects and new tools for neuroethology. Journal of Physiology – Paris,  [PDF File]


• Traeger, L. L., Volkening, J. D., Moffett, H., Gallant, J. R., Chen, P. H., Novina, C. D., Phillips, G.N., Anand, R., Wells, G.B., Pinch, M. Güth, R., Unguez, G.A., Albert, J.S., Zakon, H.H., Sussman, M.R., and Samanta, M. P. (2015). Unique patterns of transcript and miRNA expression in the South American strong voltage electric eel (Electrophorus electricus). BMC genomics16(1), 243. [PDF File]


• Gallant, J.R., Imhoff, V.E., Martin, A., Savage, W.K., Chamberlain, N.L., Pote, B.L., Peterson, C, Smith,G.E., Evans B., Reed, R.D., Kronforst, M.R., Mullen, S.P. (2014) Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms5817 [ PDF File]

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• Gallant, J.R., Traeger, L.L., Volkening, J.D., Moffett, H. Chen, P.H., Novina, C.D., Phillips, G.N., Anand, R., Wells, G.B., Pinch, M. Güth, R., Unguez, G.A., Albert, J.S., Zakon, H.H., Samanta, M.P., Sussman, M.R. (2014) Genomic basis for the convergent evolution of electric organs.  Science 344(6191) 1522-1525.  [PDF File]




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• Kronforst, M.R., Hansen, M.E.B., Crawford, N.G., Gallant, J.R., Zhang, W., Kulanthinal, R.J., Kapan, D.D., and Mullen, S.P. (2013) Hybridization Reveals the Evolving Genomic Architecture of Speciation.  Cell Reports.  5(3) 666-677. [PDF File]

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• Carlson, B.A. and Gallant, J.R. (2013) From Sequence to Spike to Spark: Evo-devo-neuroethology of Electric Communication in Mormyrid Fishes. Journal of Neurogenetics. 27(3) 106-129. [PDF File]


• Gallant, J, Deitcher, D.L., Hopkins, C.D. (2012) Differential expression of genes and proteins between electric organ and skeletal muscle in the mormyrid electric fish Brienomyrus brachyistius. Journal of Experimental Biology. Jul 15;215(Pt 14):2479-94. [PDF File]


• Gallant, J., Arnegard, M., Sullivan, J, and Hopkins, C.D. (2011) Patterns of geographic signal variation and its morphological correlates in a mormyrid electric fish provide insights into evolution of electrogenic signal diversity Journal of Comparative Physiology A. 2011 Aug;197(8):799-817. Epub 2011 Apr 20. [PDF File]


Gallant, J., Deitcher D.L., Hopkins, C.D. (2010) Evidence of differential gene transcription between electric organs and skeletal muscle in the mormyrid Brienomyrus brachyistius (Abstract & Poster) Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Neuroethology. Salamanca, Spain.

Gallant, J. (2010) Progress in identifying molecular mechanisms of signal evolution in the Mormyrid weakly electric fish. Cornell Vertebrate Genomics Group (VERGE), Cornell Univ.

Gallant, J. and Hopkins, C.D. (2009) Geographically isolated populations of Paramormyrops kingsleyae undergo rapid, paedomorphic electric signal evolution (Invited Talk) 24th Annual Meeting of the J.B. Johnston Club. Chicago, IL USA

Gallant, J. , Deitcher, D.L., Hopkins, C.D. (2009) Discovery of multiple uniquely transcribed genes in the electric organ of Brienomyrus brachyistius (Mormyridae: Teleostei) (Abstract & Poster) Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.  Chicago, IL USA

Gallant, J. and Hopkins, C.D.  (2007).  Paramormyrops kingsleyae: A Microcosm of Signal Evolution in Mormyridae.  (Abstract& Poster)  Electrosensory Systems Satellite Meeting, International Congress of Neuroethology.  Vancover, BC.

Gallant, J. and Hopkins, C.D.  (2006).  Electric organs and electric organ discharges (EODs) are polymorphic within populations of Brienomyrus (Mormyridae)  (Abstract & Poster) Society for Neuroscience 2006 Annual Meeting.  Washington DC, USA.

Gallant, J. and Dunlap, K.  (2004) Electrocommunication signal diversity in Apteronotus may be due to varied kinetic properties of glutamate receptors.  (Abstract & Poster) Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Neuroethology.  Nyborg, Denmark.