Publications, Grants, Awards and Honors

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Publications

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

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
 

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.  

Was named the Hann Endowed Lecturer at University of Michigan Biological Station. On June 30, she delivered her talk "Genital Evolution in Birds" as part of the Virtual Summer seminar series.
 

Was named the Grad Fest Lecturer at University of Berkley on May 15.  She delivered her remarks on "Defending Basic Science" virtually.

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).

Graduate Student Invited Speaker at University of Chicago in the Department of Evolution and Ecology and gave one presentation on her research on Sexual Conflict and Genital Evolution, and an outreach presentation on the Importance of Basic Science November 18-19, 2019.