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Received a grant from the National Science Foundation for the project 'CAREER: Integrating Form and Function in the Coevolution of Copulatory Traits. The project is for five years.
Brennan, P.L.R., Sterett, M. [MHC '20]., DiBuono, M.[MHC '20], Lara Granados, G. [MHC '21]. Klo, K.[MHC '20], Marsden, R.[MHC '20], Schleinig, P.[MHC '19], Tanner, L[MHC '19]. and S. Purdy. 2021. Intra-horn penile intromission in the alpaca and consequences to genital morphology. Integrative and Comparative Biology. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icab050, pp:1-10
Moore, B.C., Brennan, P.L.R., Francis, R., Penland, S. Shiavone, K. Wayne, K. Woodward, A.R., Does, M.R. Kim, D. K. and D.A. Kelly. (2021). Effect of inflation on the morphology of phallic glans tissues in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis), and their relation to interactions with female reproductive tracts. Reproductive Biology, 104(2), 374-386.
Orbach, D.O. Brassey, C. Gardiner, J and Brennan, P.L.R. (2021). 3D Genital Shape Complexity in Female Marine Mammals. Ecology and Evolution. 00:1-9. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7269.
Brennan, P.L.R. and Orbach, D.N. 2020. Copulatory behavior and its relationship to genital morphology. Advances in the Study of Animal Behavior (52), 65-122.
Orbach, D.N., Brennan, P.L.R., Hedrick, B.P., Keener, W., Weber, M.A. and S. L. Mesnick. (2020). Asymmetric and Spiraled Genitalia Coevolve with Unique Lateralized Mating Behavior. Scientific Reports. 10, 3257. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60287-w
Was a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Symposium on Feminist Biology in October 8, 2021. Her talk was entitled: "Examining female genitalia yields amazing insights: What has taken so long?"
Was a plenary speaker at the 13th Annual Research Conference on Diversity in Developmental Biology organized by the Philippine Society for Developmental Biology on November 19, 2021.
Was elected a fellow of the American Ornithological Society at the Annual conference held this past August. The AOS was originally founded in 1886, and Dr. Brennan joins a distinguished group of just over 500 fellows. AOU Fellows are chosen for exceptional and sustained contributions and service to the society.
Invited as the Darwin Day invited Speaker at Bridgewater University where she gave two seminars; one on her research on genital evolution, and one open to the general public on the importance of basic science. (February 28, 2020).