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Faber-Hammond J, Koyle K, Bacheller S, Roberts C, Mellies J, Roberts R, Renn SCP, (2019) The Intestinal Environment as an Evolutionary Adaptation to Mouth-brooding in Astatotilapia burtoni cichlid. FEMS Microbial Ecology – in press

Renn SCP, Aubin-Horth N (Forthcoming). Transcriptomic architecture of reproductive plasticity. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroendocrine and Autonomic Systems, ed. Murray Sherman. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Faber-Hammond JJ, Bezault E, Lunt D, Joyce D, Renn SCP (submitted to BMC Genomics) The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation: Copy Number Variation among fifty African cichlid species.

Singh A, Faber-Hammond JJ, Renn SCP, (submitted to Animal Behavior) The effect of social rank on the gut microbiome of Astatotilapia burtoni.

Driscoll R, Faber-Hammond J, O’Rourke CF, Renn SCP (in prep) Sex-biased epigenetic regulation of gonadal and brain aromatase in species with pH dependent sex determination.

Hope BV, Fjellner KL, Renn SCP, Hurd PL (in prep) Juvenile stress disrupts the development of an exploration-boldness behavioural syndrome in convict cichlid fish.


Renn SCP, Machado HE, Duftner N, Sessa AK, Harris RM, Hofmann HA (2018) Gene Expression Signatures of Mating System Evolution. GENOME 61:287-297. PDF


Renn S, O’Rourke CF, Aubin-Horth N, Fraser EJ, Hofmann HA. (2016) Dissecting the transcriptional patterns of social dominance across teleosts. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 56: 1250-1265. PDF

Hofmann HA, Renn SCP, Rubenstein DR (2016) Introduction to Symposium: New Frontiers in the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior: Nothing in Neuroscience Makes Sense Except in the Light of Behavior. 56:1192-1196. PDF


O’Rourke CF, Renn SCP (2015) Integrating adaptive trade-offs between parental care and feeding regulation. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. 6:160-167. PDF

Wilkinson GS, Breden F, Mank JE, Ritchie MG, Higginson AD, Radwan J, Jaquiery J, Salzburger W, Arriero E, Barribeau SM, Phillips PC, Renn SCP, Rowe L, (2015) The locus of sexual selection: moving sexual selection studies into the post-genomics era. J. Evol Biol. 28:739-755. (the result of a W.I.K.O. funded workshop) PDF


Brawand D, et al (57 authors from the cichlid Genome Consortiusm) (2014) The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish. Nature 513:375+ PDF

Wood K, Zero V, Jones A, Renn SCP (2014) Social Reversal of Sex‐Biased Aggression and Dominance in a Biparental Cichlid Fish (Julidochromis marlieri). Ethology. 120:540-550. PDF

Machado HE, Jui G, Joyce D, Lunt D, Renn SCP (2014) Gene Duplication as Genomic Architecture of Adaptive Radiation. BMC Genomics 15:161+ PDF


Renn SCP, Schumer ME (2013) Genetic accommodation and behavioural evolution: insights from genomic studies. Animal Behaviour. 85:1012-1022. PDF

Phillips RB, DeKoning JJ, Brunelli JP, Faber-Hammond JJ, Hansen JD, Christensen KA, Renn SCP, Thorgaard GH (2013) Characterization of the OmyY1 Region on the Rainbow Trout Y Chromosome. International Journal of Genomics. Article Number: 261730 PDF


Renn SCP, Fraser EJ, Aubin-Horth N, Trainor BC, Hofmann HA (2012) Females of an African cichlid fish display male-typical social dominance behavior and elevated androgens in the absence of males. Hormones and Behavior. 61:496-503. PDF


Schumer ME, Krishnakant K, Renn SCP (2011) Comparative gene expression profiles for highly similar aggressive phenotypes in male and female cichlid fishes (Julidochromis). Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:3269 – 3278. PDF


Machado HE, Renn SCP (2010) A critical assessment of cross-species aCGH for detection of gene duplicates. BMC Genomics 11:304. PDF

Renn SCP, Machado HE, Jones A, Kulathinal R, Soneji K, Hofmann HA, (2010) Using comparative genomic hybridization to survey genomic sequence divergence across species: a proof-of-concept from Drosophila. BMC Genomics 11:271. PDF

Renn SCP, Siemens D (2010) Meeting Review: Ecological Genomics -- Changing perspectives on Darwin’s basic concerns. Molecular Ecology 19:3025–3030. PDF

Kunkle R, Reilly CRL, Renn SCP (2010) A Phylogenetic index of cichlid microsatellites. International Journal of Zoology Article ID 482732. PDF

Wieland M, Jones A, Renn SCP (2010) Changing durations of southern resident killer whale (Orcinus orca) discrete calls between two periods spanning 28 years. Marine Mammal Science 26: 195–201. PDF


Machado HE, Pollen A, Hofmann HA, Renn SCP (2009) Interspecific profiling of gene expression informed by comparative genomic hybridization: a review and a novel approach in African cichlid fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:644-659. PDF

Renn SCP, Carleton J, Magee H, Nguyen ML, Tanner AC (2009) Maternal care and altered social phenotype in a recently collected stock of Astatotilapia burtoni cichlid fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:660-673. PDF

Hulsey CD, Renn SCP (2009) Genomics and vertebrate adaptive radiation: a celebration of the first cichlid genome (invited review). Integrative and Comparative Biology 49:613-617. PDF

Aubin-Horth N, Renn SCP (2009) Genomic reaction norms: using integrative biology to understand molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity (invited review). Molecular Ecology 18:3763-3780. PDF

Renn SCP, Lunt DH (2009) Copious copies keep the cold out (invited commentary). Journal of Heredity 103:281-282. PDF


Renn SCP, Aubin-Horth N, Hofmann H (2008) Fish and chips: functional genomics of social plasticity in an African cichlid fish. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211:3041-3056. PDF

Salzburger W, Renn SCP, Steinke D, Hofmann HA, Braasch I, Meyer A (2008) Annotation of expressed sequence tags for the East African cichlid fish species Astatotilapia burtoni and evolutionary analyses of cichlid ORFs. BMC Genomics 9:96-110. PDF


Lemos B, Landry CR, Fontanillas P, Renn SCP, Kulatinhal R, Brown KM, Hartl DL (2007) Evolution of genomic expression. in Evolutionary Genomics and Proteomics. Edited by Pagel M & Pomiankowski A; Sinauer Press, Massachusetts PDF

Pollen A, Dobberfuhl A, Igulu MM, Scace J, Renn SCP Shumway C Hofmann HA (2007) Environmental complexity and social organization sculpt the brain in Lake Tanganyikan cichlid fish. Brain Behavior and Evolution 70:21-39. PDF


Shafer O, Helfrich-Förster C, Renn SCP, Taghert PH (2006) Re-evaluation of Drosophila melanogaster’s neuronal circadian pacemakers reveals new neuronal classes. Journal of Comparative Neuroanatomy 498:180-193. PDF

Renn SCP, Aubin-Horth N, Hofmann HA (2004) Biologically meaningful expression profiling across species using heterologous hybridization to a cDNA microarray. BMC Genomics 5:42. PDF

Fly Days

Taghert PH, Roberts ME, Renn SCP, Jacobs PS (2000) Metamorphosis of tangential visual system neurons in Drosophila. Developmental Biology 222(2):471-485. PDF

Renn SCP, Park J, Roshbash M, Hall JC, Taghert PH (1999) A pdf neuropeptide gene mutation and ablation of PDF neurons each cause severe abnormalities of behavioral circadian rhythms in Drosophila. Cell 99:791-802. PDF

Renn SCP, Armstrong D, Yang MY, Kaiser K, Taghert PH (1999) Genetic analysis of the Drosophila ellipsoid body neuropil: Organization and development of the central complex. Journal of Neurology 41:189-207. PDF

Renn SCP, Tomkinson B, Taghert PH (1998) Purification characterization and cloning of dTPP II from Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Biological Chemistry 273:19173-19182. PDF

Popular Publications

Zero VH, Renn SCP (2007) Cichlid research at Reed College. Iowa Aquaria Bulletin. Renn SCP, Hofmann H (2004) Sex-role reversal in Julidochromis species: studying strong females in Lake Tanganyika. Buntbarsche Bulletin #225:10-15. PDF

Renn SCP, Aubin-Horth N (2004) Cichlids in the genomics era: what can we learn about the genetic basis of their rapid speciation? Buntbarsche Bulletin #225:24-27. PDF

Renn SCP, Hofmann H (2006) En studie av starka honor i Tanganyikasjon. Ciklid Bladet #1:2006:14-17. (translated to Norwegian) PDF