Publications, Grants, Awards and Honors

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Grants

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.

Publications

Poo, S., Whitfield, S., Watkins-Colwell, G., Gil, N., Goodwin, J, Brennan, P.L.R., … Chakrabarthi, P. 2022. Bridging the research gap between live collections in zoos and preserved collections in natural history museums. Bioscience. doi:10.1093/biosci/biac022

Brennan, P.L.R., Cowart, J. and D. O. Orbach. 2022. Functional morphology of the dolphin clitoris. Current Biology. 31: R1-R3.

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 

Honors

Gave departmental seminars on her research on sexual conflict and genital evolution at the OEB graduate program at UMass, and at George Mason University (March 25 and April 8, 2022).

Gave departmental seminars on her research at University of California Riverside (February 17, 2022), and at Michigan State University (March 15, 2022).

Recent article in Current Biology was covered by several press outlets including the New York Times and New Scientist () and was featured in the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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 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 featured in the Q&A section of Current Biology, that highlights the work of scientists chosen by the Editors. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1bsBh3QW8Ru90e
 

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