Publications

2017

  • 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]

2015

  • 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 genomics , 16(1), 243. [PDF File]

2014

  • 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]

    See Selected Press Coverage in: MSU Today • Science Daily

  • 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]

    See Selected Press Coverage in: NPRWired • National Geographic • Reuters • MSU TodaySINA (Español) 

2013

  • 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]

    See Selected Press Coverage in: The Economist • LA Times • Science Magazine

  • 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]

2012

  • 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]

2011

  • 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]

Invited Symposia

2017

  • Gallant, J. “The Genomic insights into the (repeated) evolution of electric organs in fishes” (2017) Gordon Research Conference. Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

2016

  • Gallant, J. “The Genomic insights into the (repeated) evolution of electric organs in fishes” (2016) International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego CA
  • Gallant, J. “Introduction to RNAseq” (2016) Short Course on Big Data in Neuroscience. Winter Conference on Brain Research, Breckinridge CO
  • Gallant, J. “The Mormyrid Genome: Projects, Prospects and New Tools for Neuroethology” (2016) International Society for Neuroethology Electrosensory Systems Satellite Meeting Montevideo, Uruguay.

2013

  • Gallant, J., Imhoff, V., Martin, A., Reed, R., Kronforst, M. and Mullen, S. (2013) “Ancient Homology Underlies Adaptive Wing Pattern in Nymphalid Butterflies”. Society for Evolution Meeting, Snowbird UT, USA.

2012

  • Gallant, J., Cheng, C. Sperling, J.H., and Hopkins, C.D. (2012) “Variation in electric signals among Paramormyorps kingsleyae is due to substantial population structure imposed by geographic isolation” Electrosensory Systems Satellite Meeting of the 10th International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park MD, USA.

2009

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

Conference Presentations

2016

  • Gallant, J. “The Mormyrid Genome: Projects, Prospects and New Tools for Neuroethology”. 12th International Congress of Neuroethology. Montevideo,Uruguay.
  • Pitchers, W. and Gallant, J. “The Genomic Basis of Signal Complexity in Paramormyrops”. 12th International Congress of Neuroethology. Montevideo,Uruguay.
  • Losilla, M. and Gallant, J. “The transcriptional basis of divergent electric organ discharges in Paramormyrops electric fish”. 12th International Congress of Neuroethology. Montevideo,Uruguay.

2015

  • Sdao, S., Fernando F. and Gallant, J. “Gene Knockdown in Mormyrid Electric Fish Using Vivo-Morpholinos” (Abstract & Poster). 2015 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.

2014

  • Thompson, N. and Gallant, J. “Phylogenetic Distribution of Electric Discharging Behavior in Synodontis Catfish”. 2014 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
  • Sam, S. and Gallant, J. “Examining diurnal variation in amplitude of electric organ discharge in Paramormyrops kingsleyae”. 2014 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum.
  • Gallant, J., Sdao, S., Rucinski, J. (2014) The transcriptional basis of electric organ evolution (Abstract & Poster) Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Neuroethology. Sapporo, Japan.

2010

  • 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.

2009

  • 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

2007

  • 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.

2006

  • 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.

2006

  • 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.