Matsunaga T*, Reisenman CE*, Goldman-Huertas B*, Brand P, Miao K, Suzuki HC, Verster KI, Ramirez SR, Whiteman NK (2022) Evolution of olfactory receptors tuned to mustard oils in herbivorous Drosophilidae. Molecular Biology and Evolution (article)


Fouks B, Brand P, Nguyen HN, Herman J, Camara F, Ence D, Hagen DE, Hoff KJ, Nachweide S, Romoth L, Walden KKO, Guigo R, Stanke M, Narzisi G, Yandell M, Robertson HM, Koeniger N, Chantawannakul P, Schatz MC, Worley KC, Robinson GE, Elsik CG, Rueppell O (2021) The genomic basis of evolutionary differentiation among honey bees. Genome Research (article)


Brand PHinojosa-Díaz IAAyala R, Daigle MYurrita Obiols CLEltz TRamírez SR (2020) The evolution of sexual signaling is linked to odorant receptor tuning in perfume-collecting orchid bees. Nature Communications (article) #TWiEVO ‘This Week in EVOlution’ podcast on early version of the preprint


Brand P, Larcher V, Couto A, Sandoz JC* & Ramírez SR* (2018) Sexual dimorphism in visual and olfactory brain centers in the perfume-collecting orchid bee Euglossa dilemma (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Journal of Comparative Neurology. (article) NZZ news article

Brand P*, Robertson HM*, Lin W, Pothula R, Klingeman WE, Jurat-Fuentes JL & Johnson BR (2018) The origin of the odorant receptor gene family in insects. eLife. (article) UC Entomology News | | Science daily | EurekAlert!

Yohe L* & Brand P* (2018) Evolutionary ecology of chemosensation and its role in sensory drive. Current Zoology. (article)

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) Awarded best GBE student paper in 2017

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) GSA-Genes to Genomes blog post | Highlighted in and cover of GSA journals annual spotlight


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)


Stitzer MC, Brand P (2018) Digest: Hybrid incompatibilities and introgression in wild monkeyflowers. Evolution early online (article) – The article corresponds to Zuellig and Sweigart (2018).

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*Authors contributed equally

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