Brand P*, Robertson HM*, Lin W, Pothula R, Klingeman WE, Jurat-Fuentes JL & Johnson BR (In revision) The origin of the odorant receptor gene family in insects. (preprint)

Published or in press


Yohe L* & Brand P* (In press) Evolutionary ecology of chemosensation and its role in sensory drive. Current Zoology. [Manuscript available upon request]

Brand P, Larcher V, Couto A, Sandoz JC* & Ramírez SR* (In press) Sexual dimorphism in visual and olfactory brain centers in the perfume-collecting orchid bee Euglossa dilemma (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Journal of Comparative Neurology. [Manuscript available upon request]

Brand P, Lin W, Johnson BR (2018) The draft genome of the invasive walking stick, Medauroidea extradentata, reveals extensive lineage-specific gene family expansions of cell wall degrading enzymes in Phasmatodea. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. (article)


Brand P & Ramírez SR (2017) The evolution of the olfactory receptor gene family in corbiculate bees. Genome Biology and Evolution. (article)

Brand P, Saleh N, Pan H, Li C, Kapheim KM & Ramírez SR (2017) The Nuclear and Mitochondrial Genomes of the Facultatively Eusocial Orchid Bee Euglossa dilemma. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. (article) (media)


Dietz L*, Brand P*, Eschner LM, Leese F (2016) The mitochondrial genomes of the caddisflies Sericostoma personatum and Thremma gallicum (Insecta: Trichoptera). Mitochondrial DNA. (pubmed) [paper available upon request]


Brand P, Ramírez SR, Leese F, Quezada-Euan JJG, Tollrian R & Eltz T (2015) Rapid evolution of chemosensory receptors through divergent selection in a pair of sibling species of orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini). BMC Evolutionary Biology. (article)

Rozenberg A, Brand P, Leese F, Rivera N, Schubart C (2015) Characterization of fossilized relatives of the White Spot Syndrome Virus in genomes of decapod crustaceans. BMC Evolutionary Biology. (article)


Lampert K, Pasternak V, Brand P, Leese F & Eltz T (2014): ‘Late’ male sperm precedence in polyandrous wool-carder bees, Anthidium manicatum L., and its possible role in the evolution of male resource defense in Hymenoptera. Animal Behaviour. 90 (science direct) [paper available upon request]


Leese F, Brand P*, Rozenberg A*, Mayer C, Agrawal S, et al. (2012) Exploring Pandora’s Box: Potential and Pitfalls of Low Coverage Genome Surveys for Evolutionary Biology. PLoS One. 7(11) (article)

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*Authors contributed equally


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