Karen Sears*

Publications:

Grossnickle DM, Sadier A, Patterson E, Cortés-Viruet NN, Jiménez-Rivera SM, Sears KE, Santana SE. The hierarchical radiation of phyllostomid bats as revealed by adaptive molar morphology. Curr Biol. 2024 Mar 25; 34(6):1284-1294.e3. view on PubMed

Kim HY, Sinha I, Sears KE, Kuperwasser C, Rauner G. Expanding the evo-devo toolkit: generation of 3D mammary tissue from diverse mammals. Development. 2024 Jan 15; 151(2). view on PubMed

Anthwal N, Hall RP, de la Rosa Hernandez FA, Koger M, Yohe LR, Hedrick BP, Davies KTJ, Mutumi GL, Roseman CC, Dumont ER, Dávalos LM, Rossiter SJ, Sadier A, Sears KE. Cochlea development shapes bat sensory system evolution. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2023 Nov 23. view on PubMed

Lu AT, Fei Z, Haghani A, Robeck TR, Zoller JA, Li CZ, Lowe R, Yan Q, Zhang J, Vu H, Ablaeva J, Acosta-Rodriguez VA, Adams DM, Almunia J, Aloysius A, Ardehali R, Arneson A, Baker CS, Banks G, Belov K, Bennett NC, Black P, Blumstein DT, Bors EK, Breeze CE, Brooke RT, Brown JL, Carter GG, Caulton A, Cavin JM, Chakrabarti L, Chatzistamou I, Chen H, Cheng K, Chiavellini P, Choi OW, Clarke SM, Cooper LN, Cossette ML, Day J, DeYoung J, DiRocco S, Dold C, Ehmke EE, Emmons CK, Emmrich S, Erbay E, Erlacher-Reid C, Faulkes CG, Ferguson SH, Finno CJ, Flower JE, Gaillard JM, Garde E, Gerber L, Gladyshev VN, Gorbunova V, Goya RG, Grant MJ, Green CB, Hales EN, Hanson MB, Hart DW, Haulena M, Herrick K, Hogan AN, Hogg CJ, Hore TA, Huang T, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Jasinska AJ, Jones G, Jourdain E, Kashpur O, Katcher H, Katsumata E, Kaza V, Kiaris H, Kobor MS, Kordowitzki P, Koski WR, Krützen M, Kwon SB, Larison B, Lee SG, Lehmann M, Lemaitre JF, Levine AJ, Li C, Li X, Lim AR, Lin DTS, Lindemann DM, Little TJ, Macoretta N, Maddox D, Matkin CO, Mattison JA, McClure M, Mergl J, Meudt JJ, Montano GA, Mozhui K, Munshi-South J, Naderi A, Nagy M, Narayan P, Nathanielsz PW, Nguyen NB, Niehrs C, O'Brien JK, O'Tierney Ginn P, Odom DT, Ophir AG, Osborn S, Ostrander EA, Parsons KM, Paul KC, Pellegrini M, Peters KJ, Pedersen AB, Petersen JL, Pietersen DW, Pinho GM, Plassais J, Poganik JR, Prado NA, Reddy P, Rey B, Ritz BR, Robbins J, Rodriguez M, Russell J, Rydkina E, Sailer LL, Salmon AB, Sanghavi A, Schachtschneider KM, Schmitt D, Schmitt T, Schomacher L, Schook LB, Sears KE, Seifert AW, Seluanov A, Shafer ABA, Shanmuganayagam D, Shindyapina AV, Simmons M, Singh K, Sinha I, Slone J, Snell RG, Soltanmaohammadi E, Spangler ML, Spriggs MC, Staggs L, Stedman N, Steinman KJ, Stewart DT, Sugrue VJ, Szladovits B, Takahashi JS, Takasugi M, Teeling EC, Thompson MJ, Van Bonn B, Vernes SC, Villar D, Vinters HV, Wallingford MC, Wang N, Wayne RK, Wilkinson GS, Williams CK, Williams RW, Yang XW, Yao M, Young BG, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Zhao P, Zhao Y, Zhou W, Zimmermann J, Ernst J, Raj K, Horvath S. Author Correction: Universal DNA methylation age across mammalian tissues. Nat Aging. 2023 Nov; 3(11):1462. view on PubMed

Sugrue VJ, Zoller JA, Narayan P, Lu AT, Ortega-Recalde OJ, Grant MJ, Bawden CS, Rudiger SR, Haghani A, Bond DM, Hore RR, Garratt M, Sears KE, Wang N, Yang XW, Snell RG, Hore TA, Horvath S. Correction: Castration delays epigenetic aging and feminizes DNA methylation at androgen-regulated loci. Elife. 2023 Oct 13; 12. view on PubMed

Sadier A, Anthwal N, Krause AL, Dessalles R, Lake M, Bentolila LA, Haase R, Nieves NA, Santana SE, Sears KE. Bat teeth illuminate the diversification of mammalian tooth classes. Nat Commun. 2023 08 22; 14(1):4687. view on PubMed

Haghani A, Li CZ, Robeck TR, Zhang J, Lu AT, Ablaeva J, Acosta-Rodríguez VA, Adams DM, Alagaili AN, Almunia J, Aloysius A, Amor NMS, Ardehali R, Arneson A, Baker CS, Banks G, Belov K, Bennett NC, Black P, Blumstein DT, Bors EK, Breeze CE, Brooke RT, Brown JL, Carter G, Caulton A, Cavin JM, Chakrabarti L, Chatzistamou I, Chavez AS, Chen H, Cheng K, Chiavellini P, Choi OW, Clarke S, Cook JA, Cooper LN, Cossette ML, Day J, DeYoung J, Dirocco S, Dold C, Dunnum JL, Ehmke EE, Emmons CK, Emmrich S, Erbay E, Erlacher-Reid C, Faulkes CG, Fei Z, Ferguson SH, Finno CJ, Flower JE, Gaillard JM, Garde E, Gerber L, Gladyshev VN, Goya RG, Grant MJ, Green CB, Hanson MB, Hart DW, Haulena M, Herrick K, Hogan AN, Hogg CJ, Hore TA, Huang T, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Jasinska AJ, Jones G, Jourdain E, Kashpur O, Katcher H, Katsumata E, Kaza V, Kiaris H, Kobor MS, Kordowitzki P, Koski WR, Krützen M, Kwon SB, Larison B, Lee SG, Lehmann M, Lemaître JF, Levine AJ, Li X, Li C, Lim AR, Lin DTS, Lindemann DM, Liphardt SW, Little TJ, Macoretta N, Maddox D, Matkin CO, Mattison JA, McClure M, Mergl J, Meudt JJ, Montano GA, Mozhui K, Munshi-South J, Murphy WJ, Naderi A, Nagy M, Narayan P, Nathanielsz PW, Nguyen NB, Niehrs C, Nyamsuren B, O'Brien JK, Ginn PO, Odom DT, Ophir AG, Osborn S, Ostrander EA, Parsons KM, Paul KC, Pedersen AB, Pellegrini M, Peters KJ, Petersen JL, Pietersen DW, Pinho GM, Plassais J, Poganik JR, Prado NA, Reddy P, Rey B, Ritz BR, Robbins J, Rodriguez M, Russell J, Rydkina E, Sailer LL, Salmon AB, Sanghavi A, Schachtschneider KM, Schmitt D, Schmitt T, Schomacher L, Schook LB, Sears KE, Seifert AW, Shafer ABA, Shindyapina AV, Simmons M, Singh K, Sinha I, Slone J, Snell RG, Soltanmohammadi E, Spangler ML, Spriggs M, Staggs L, Stedman N, Steinman KJ, Stewart DT, Sugrue VJ, Szladovits B, Takahashi JS, Takasugi M, Teeling EC, Thompson MJ, Van Bonn B, Vernes SC, Villar D, Vinters HV, Vu H, Wallingford MC, Wang N, Wilkinson GS, Williams RW, Yan Q, Yao M, Young BG, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Zhao Y, Zhao P, Zhou W, Zoller JA, Ernst J, Seluanov A, Gorbunova V, Yang XW, Raj K, Horvath S. DNA methylation networks underlying mammalian traits. Science. 2023 08 11; 381(6658):eabq5693. view on PubMed

Lu AT, Fei Z, Haghani A, Robeck TR, Zoller JA, Li CZ, Lowe R, Yan Q, Zhang J, Vu H, Ablaeva J, Acosta-Rodriguez VA, Adams DM, Almunia J, Aloysius A, Ardehali R, Arneson A, Baker CS, Banks G, Belov K, Bennett NC, Black P, Blumstein DT, Bors EK, Breeze CE, Brooke RT, Brown JL, Carter GG, Caulton A, Cavin JM, Chakrabarti L, Chatzistamou I, Chen H, Cheng K, Chiavellini P, Choi OW, Clarke SM, Cooper LN, Cossette ML, Day J, DeYoung J, DiRocco S, Dold C, Ehmke EE, Emmons CK, Emmrich S, Erbay E, Erlacher-Reid C, Faulkes CG, Ferguson SH, Finno CJ, Flower JE, Gaillard JM, Garde E, Gerber L, Gladyshev VN, Gorbunova V, Goya RG, Grant MJ, Green CB, Hales EN, Hanson MB, Hart DW, Haulena M, Herrick K, Hogan AN, Hogg CJ, Hore TA, Huang T, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Jasinska AJ, Jones G, Jourdain E, Kashpur O, Katcher H, Katsumata E, Kaza V, Kiaris H, Kobor MS, Kordowitzki P, Koski WR, Krützen M, Kwon SB, Larison B, Lee SG, Lehmann M, Lemaitre JF, Levine AJ, Li C, Li X, Lim AR, Lin DTS, Lindemann DM, Little TJ, Macoretta N, Maddox D, Matkin CO, Mattison JA, McClure M, Mergl J, Meudt JJ, Montano GA, Mozhui K, Munshi-South J, Naderi A, Nagy M, Narayan P, Nathanielsz PW, Nguyen NB, Niehrs C, O'Brien JK, O'Tierney Ginn P, Odom DT, Ophir AG, Osborn S, Ostrander EA, Parsons KM, Paul KC, Pellegrini M, Peters KJ, Pedersen AB, Petersen JL, Pietersen DW, Pinho GM, Plassais J, Poganik JR, Prado NA, Reddy P, Rey B, Ritz BR, Robbins J, Rodriguez M, Russell J, Rydkina E, Sailer LL, Salmon AB, Sanghavi A, Schachtschneider KM, Schmitt D, Schmitt T, Schomacher L, Schook LB, Sears KE, Seifert AW, Seluanov A, Shafer ABA, Shanmuganayagam D, Shindyapina AV, Simmons M, Singh K, Sinha I, Slone J, Snell RG, Soltanmaohammadi E, Spangler ML, Spriggs MC, Staggs L, Stedman N, Steinman KJ, Stewart DT, Sugrue VJ, Szladovits B, Takahashi JS, Takasugi M, Teeling EC, Thompson MJ, Van Bonn B, Vernes SC, Villar D, Vinters HV, Wallingford MC, Wang N, Wayne RK, Wilkinson GS, Williams CK, Williams RW, Yang XW, Yao M, Young BG, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Zhao P, Zhao Y, Zhou W, Zimmermann J, Ernst J, Raj K, Horvath S. Universal DNA methylation age across mammalian tissues. Nat Aging. 2023 09; 3(9):1144-1166. view on PubMed

Mutumi GL, Hall RP, Hedrick BP, Yohe LR, Sadier A, Davies KTJ, Rossiter SJ, Sears KE, Dávalos LM, Dumont ER. Disentangling Mechanical and Sensory Modules in the Radiation of Noctilionoid Bats. Am Nat. 2023 08; 202(2):216-230. view on PubMed

Anthwal N, Urban DJ, Sadier A, Takenaka R, Spiro S, Simmons N, Behringer RR, Cretekos CJ, Rasweiler JJ, Sears KE. Insights into the formation and diversification of a novel chiropteran wing membrane from embryonic development. BMC Biol. 2023 05 04; 21(1):101. view on PubMed

White HE, Tucker AS, Fernandez V, Portela Miguez R, Hautier L, Herrel A, Urban DJ, Sears KE, Goswami A. Pedomorphosis in the ancestry of marsupial mammals. Curr Biol. 2023 06 05; 33(11):2136-2150.e4. view on PubMed

Gros J, Davey M, Sears KE. Limb development, evolution, and regeneration and repair: Part two. Dev Dyn. 2022 09; 251(9):1387-1388. view on PubMed

Yohe LR, Fabbri M, Lee D, Davies KTJ, Yohe TP, Sánchez MKR, Rengifo EM, Hall RP, Mutumi G, Hedrick BP, Sadier A, Simmons NB, Sears KE, Dumont E, Rossiter SJ, Bhullar BS, Dávalos LM. Ecological constraints on highly evolvable olfactory receptor genes and morphology in neotropical bats. Evolution. 2022 Oct; 76(10):2347-2360. view on PubMed

Santana SE, Grossnickle DM, Sadier A, Patterson E, Sears KE. Bat Dentitions: A Model System for Studies at The Interface of Development, Biomechanics, and Evolution. Integr Comp Biol. 2022 May 16. view on PubMed

Horvath S, Haghani A, Zoller JA, Raj K, Sinha I, Robeck TR, Black P, Couzens A, Lau C, Manoyan M, Ruiz YA, Talbott A, Belov K, Hogg CJ, Sears KE. Epigenetic clock and methylation studies in marsupials: opossums, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, and wallabies. Geroscience. 2022 06; 44(3):1825-1845. view on PubMed

Feng S, Bai M, Rivas-González I, Li C, Liu S, Tong Y, Yang H, Chen G, Xie D, Sears KE, Franco LM, Gaitan-Espitia JD, Nespolo RF, Johnson WE, Yang H, Brandies PA, Hogg CJ, Belov K, Renfree MB, Helgen KM, Boomsma JJ, Schierup MH, Zhang G. Incomplete lineage sorting and phenotypic evolution in marsupials. Cell. 2022 05 12; 185(10):1646-1660.e18. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Gros J, Davey M. Limb development, evolution, and regeneration & repair: Part 1. Dev Dyn. 2021 09; 250(9):1218-1219. view on PubMed

Sugrue VJ, Zoller JA, Narayan P, Lu AT, Ortega-Recalde OJ, Grant MJ, Bawden CS, Rudiger SR, Haghani A, Bond DM, Hore RR, Garratt M, Sears KE, Wang N, Yang XW, Snell RG, Hore TA, Horvath S. Castration delays epigenetic aging and feminizes DNA methylation at androgen-regulated loci. Elife. 2021 07 06; 10. view on PubMed

Couzens AMC, Sears KE, Rücklin M. Developmental influence on evolutionary rates and the origin of placental mammal tooth complexity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 06 08; 118(23). view on PubMed

Hall RP, Mutumi GL, Hedrick BP, Yohe LR, Sadier A, Davies KTJ, Rossiter SJ, Sears K, Dávalos LM, Dumont ER. Find the food first: An omnivorous sensory morphotype predates biomechanical specialization for plant based diets in phyllostomid bats. Evolution. 2021 11; 75(11):2791-2801. view on PubMed

Todorov OS, Blomberg SP, Goswami A, Sears K, Drhlík P, Peters J, Weisbecker V. Testing hypotheses of marsupial brain size variation using phylogenetic multiple imputations and a Bayesian comparative framework. Proc Biol Sci. 2021 03 31; 288(1947):20210394. view on PubMed

Howenstine AO, Sadier A, Anthwal N, Lau CL, Sears KE. Non-model systems in mammalian forelimb evo-devo. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2021 08; 69:65-71. view on PubMed

Nojiri T, Wilson LAB, López-Aguirre C, Tu VT, Kuratani S, Ito K, Higashiyama H, Son NT, Fukui D, Sadier A, Sears KE, Endo H, Kamihori S, Koyabu D. Embryonic evidence uncovers convergent origins of laryngeal echolocation in bats. Curr Biol. 2021 04 12; 31(7):1353-1365.e3. view on PubMed

Sadier A, Urban DJ, Anthwal N, Howenstine AO, Sinha I, Sears KE. Making a bat: The developmental basis of bat evolution. Genet Mol Biol. 2021; 43(1 Suppl 2):e20190146. view on PubMed

Sadier A, Sears KE, Womack M. Unraveling the heritage of lost traits. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2022 01; 338(1-2):107-118. view on PubMed

Patel BV, Yao F, Howenstine A, Takenaka R, Hyatt JA, Sears KE, Shewchuk BM. Emergent Coordination of the CHKB and CPT1B Genes in Eutherian Mammals: Implications for the Origin of Brown Adipose Tissue. J Mol Biol. 2020 11 20; 432(23):6127-6145. view on PubMed

Sadier A, Santana SE, Sears KE. The role of core and variable Gene Regulatory Network modules in tooth development and evolution. Integr Comp Biol. 2020 Aug 06. view on PubMed

Davies KTJ, Yohe LR, Almonte J, Sánchez MKR, Rengifo EM, Dumont ER, Sears KE, Dávalos LM, Rossiter SJ. Foraging shifts and visual preadaptation in ecologically diverse bats. Mol Ecol. 2020 05; 29(10):1839-1859. view on PubMed

Kavanagh KD, Bailey CS, Sears KE. Evidence of five digits in embryonic horses and developmental stabilization of tetrapod digit number. Proc Biol Sci. 2020 02 12; 287(1920):20192756. view on PubMed

Yohe LR, Davies KTJ, Simmons NB, Sears KE, Dumont ER, Rossiter SJ, Dávalos LM. Evaluating the performance of targeted sequence capture, RNA-Seq, and degenerate-primer PCR cloning for sequencing the largest mammalian multigene family. Mol Ecol Resour. 2020 Jan; 20(1):140-153. view on PubMed

Kelly EM, Marcot JD, Selwood L, Sears KE. The Development of Integration in Marsupial and Placental Limbs. Integr Org Biol. 2019; 1(1):oby013. view on PubMed

Sadier A, Davies KT, Yohe LR, Yun K, Donat P, Hedrick BP, Dumont ER, Dávalos LM, Rossiter SJ, Sears KE. Multifactorial processes underlie parallel opsin loss in neotropical bats. Elife. 2018 12 18; 7. view on PubMed

Sears K, Maier JA, Sadier A, Sorensen D, Urban DJ. Timing the developmental origins of mammalian limb diversity. Genesis. 2018 01; 56(1). view on PubMed

Cooper LN, Sears KE, Armfield BA, Kala B, Hubler M, Thewissen JGM. Review and experimental evaluation of the embryonic development and evolutionary history of flipper development and hyperphalangy in dolphins (Cetacea: Mammalia). Genesis. 2018 01; 56(1). view on PubMed

Maier JA, Rivas-Astroza M, Deng J, Dowling A, Oboikovitz P, Cao X, Behringer RR, Cretekos CJ, Rasweiler JJ, Zhong S, Sears KE. Transcriptomic insights into the genetic basis of mammalian limb diversity. BMC Evol Biol. 2017 03 23; 17(1):86. view on PubMed

Yohe LR, Abubakar R, Giordano C, Dumont E, Sears KE, Rossiter SJ, Dávalos LM. Trpc2 pseudogenization dynamics in bats reveal ancestral vomeronasal signaling, then pervasive loss. Evolution. 2017 Apr; 71(4):923-935. view on PubMed

Anthwal N, Urban DJ, Luo ZX, Sears KE, Tucker AS. Meckel's cartilage breakdown offers clues to mammalian middle ear evolution. Nat Ecol Evol. 2017 03 06; 1(4):93. view on PubMed

Urban DJ, Anthwal N, Luo ZX, Maier JA, Sadier A, Tucker AS, Sears KE. A new developmental mechanism for the separation of the mammalian middle ear ossicles from the jaw. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 02 08; 284(1848). view on PubMed

Petit F, Sears KE, Ahituv N. Limb development: a paradigm of gene regulation. Nat Rev Genet. 2017 04; 18(4):245-258. view on PubMed

Sorensen D, Sackett A, Urban DJ, Maier J, Vargesson N, Sears KE. A new mammalian model system for thalidomide teratogenesis: Monodelphis domestica. Reprod Toxicol. 2017 06; 70:126-132. view on PubMed

Dowling A, Doroba C, Maier JA, Cohen L, VandeBerg J, Sears KE. Cellular and molecular drivers of differential organ growth: insights from the limbs of Monodelphis domestica. Dev Genes Evol. 2016 06; 226(3):235-43. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Capellini TD, Diogo R. On the serial homology of the pectoral and pelvic girdles of tetrapods. Evolution. 2015 Oct; 69(10):2543-55. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Maier JA, Rivas-Astroza M, Poe R, Zhong S, Kosog K, Marcot JD, Behringer RR, Cretekos CJ, Rasweiler JJ, Rapti Z. The Relationship between Gene Network Structure and Expression Variation among Individuals and Species. PLoS Genet. 2015 Aug; 11(8):e1005398. view on PubMed

Moczek AP, Sears KE, Stollewerk A, Wittkopp PJ, Diggle P, Dworkin I, Ledon-Rettig C, Matus DQ, Roth S, Abouheif E, Brown FD, Chiu CH, Cohen CS, Tomaso AW, Gilbert SF, Hall B, Love AC, Lyons DC, Sanger TJ, Smith J, Specht C, Vallejo-Marin M, Extavour CG. The significance and scope of evolutionary developmental biology: a vision for the 21st century. Evol Dev. 2015 May-Jun; 17(3):198-219. view on PubMed

Molineaux AC, Maier JA, Schecker T, Sears KE. Exogenous retinoic acid induces digit reduction in opossums (Monodelphis domestica) by disrupting cell death and proliferation, and apical ectodermal ridge and zone of polarizing activity function. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Mar; 103(3):225-34. view on PubMed

Abouheif E, Sears K. It's time to get together: announcing the new society for evolutionary developmental biology in the Americas. Evol Dev. 2015 Jan-Feb; 17(1):1. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Quantifying the impact of development on phenotypic variation and evolution. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2014 Dec; 322(8):643-53. view on PubMed

Cooper KL, Sears KE, Uygur A, Maier J, Baczkowski KS, Brosnahan M, Antczak D, Skidmore JA, Tabin CJ. Patterning and post-patterning modes of evolutionary digit loss in mammals. Nature. 2014 Jul 03; 511(7507):41-5. view on PubMed

Beiriger A, Sears KE. Cellular basis of differential limb growth in postnatal gray short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica). J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2014 Jun; 322(4):221-9. view on PubMed

Ross D, Marcot JD, Betteridge KJ, Nascone-Yoder N, Bailey CS, Sears KE. Constraints on Mammalian forelimb development: insights from developmental disparity. Evolution. 2013 Dec; 67(12):3645-52. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Bianchi C, Powers L, Beck AL. Integration of the mammalian shoulder girdle within populations and over evolutionary time. J Evol Biol. 2013 Jul; 26(7):1536-48. view on PubMed

Hübler M, Molineaux AC, Keyte A, Schecker T, Sears KE. Development of the marsupial shoulder girdle complex: a case study in Monodelphis domestica. Evol Dev. 2013 Jan; 15(1):18-27. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Patel A, Hübler M, Cao X, Vandeberg JL, Zhong S. Disparate Igf1 expression and growth in the fore- and hind limbs of a marsupial mammal (Monodelphis domestica). J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2012 Jun; 318(4):279-93. view on PubMed

Cooper LN, Cretekos CJ, Sears KE. The evolution and development of mammalian flight. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2012 Sep-Oct; 1(5):773-9. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Bormet AK, Rockwell A, Powers LE, Noelle Cooper L, Wheeler MB. Developmental basis of mammalian digit reduction: a case study in pigs. Evol Dev. 2011 Nov-Dec; 13(6):533-41. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Novel insights into the regulation of limb development from 'natural' mammalian mutants. Studies in 'non-traditional' mammalian models with very different limb morphologies and sizes can contribute to resolving general developmental mechanisms. Bioessays. 2011 May; 33(5):327-31. view on PubMed

Doroba CK, Sears KE. The divergent development of the apical ectodermal ridge in the marsupial Monodelphis domestica. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2010 Aug; 293(8):1325-32. view on PubMed

Hubler M, Niswander LA, Peters J, Sears KE. The developmental reduction of the marsupial coracoid: a case study in Monodelphis domestica. J Morphol. 2010 Jul; 271(7):769-76. view on PubMed

de Guzman Strong C, Conlan S, Deming CB, Cheng J, Sears KE, Segre JA. A milieu of regulatory elements in the epidermal differentiation complex syntenic block: implications for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Apr 15; 19(8):1453-60. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Differences in the timing of prechondrogenic limb development in mammals: the marsupial-placental dichotomy resolved. Evolution. 2009 Aug; 63(8):2193-200. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Molecular determinants of bat wing development. Cells Tissues Organs. 2008; 187(1):6-12. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Goswami A, Flynn JJ, Niswander LA. The correlated evolution of Runx2 tandem repeats, transcriptional activity, and facial length in carnivora. Evol Dev. 2007 Nov-Dec; 9(6):555-65. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ, Niswander LA. The evolutionary and developmental basis of parallel reduction in mammalian zeugopod elements. Am Nat. 2007 Jan; 169(1):105-17. view on PubMed

Sears KE, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ, Niswander LA. Development of bat flight: morphologic and molecular evolution of bat wing digits. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Apr 25; 103(17):6581-6. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Role of development in the evolution of the scapula of the giant sthenurine kangaroos (Macropodidae: Sthenurinae). J Morphol. 2005 Aug; 265(2):226-36. view on PubMed

Sears KE. Constraints on the morphological evolution of marsupial shoulder girdles. Evolution. 2004 Oct; 58(10):2353-70. view on PubMed