My research aims to identify the mechanisms that underpin the evolution of complex phenotypes, such as placentation. My research integrates genomics, developmental biology, and ecophysiology to understand how mutation and selection result in the evolution of complex traits.
My current projects use genetic, genomic, and cell biology techniques to identify how complex components of pregnancy have evolved. This includes the evolution of placental nutrient transfer, maternal – fetal signalling, and maternal regulation of the immune system. This research is conducted in a comparative framework to identify if complex placental functions have evolved in independent lineages using the same or different genetic mechanism.
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Are there general laws for digit evolution in squamates? The loss and re-evolution of digi..
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Are there general laws for digit evolution in squamates? The loss and re-evolution of digits in a clade of fossorial lizards (Brachymeles, Scincinae)
Gunter P Wagner, Oliver W Griffith, Philip J Bergmann, Gaelle Bello-Hellegouarch, Tiana Kohlsdorf, Anjan Bhullars, Cameron D Siler
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Morphology
Candidate genes involved in the evolution of viviparity: a RAD sequencing experiment in the lizard Zootoca vivipara (Squamata: Lacertidae)
Luca Cornetti, Oliver W Griffith, Andrea Benazzo, Alex Panziera, Camilla M Whittington, Michael B Thompson, Cristiano Vernesi, Giorgio Bertorelle
Journal article | 2018 | Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
The mammalian decidual cell evolved from a cellular stress response
Eric Erkenbrack, Jamie Maziarz, Oliver Griffith, Cong Liang, Arun Chavan, Günter Wagner
Journal article | 2018
Abstract Among animal species, cell types vary greatly in terms of number and kind. The broad range of number of cell types among ..
First Record of the Pseudogekko brevipes Complex from the Northern Philippines, with Description of a New Species
Cameron D Siler, Drew R Davis, Jessa L Watters, Elyse S Freitas, Oliver W Griffith, Jake Wilson B Binaday, Athena Heart T Lobos, Ace Kevin S Amarga, Rafe M Brown
Journal article | 2017 | Herpetologica
Ancestral state reconstructions require biological evidence to test evolutionary hypotheses: A case study examining the evolution of reproductive mode in squamate reptiles
Oliver W Griffith, Daniel G Blackburn, Matthew C Brandley, James U Van Dyke, Camilla M Whittington, Michael B Thompson
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution
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