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Gillis JA, Modrell MS, Baker CVH (2013) Developmental evidence for serial homology of the vertebrate jaw and gill arch endoskeleton. Nature Communications. 4: 1436.

Baker CVH, Modrell MS, Gillis JA (2013) The evolution and development of vertebrate lateral line electroreceptors. Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 2515-2522.

Hall BK, Gillis JA (2013) Incremental evolution of the neural crest, neural crest cells and neural crest-derived skeletal tissues. Journal of Anatomy. 222: 19-31.



Gillis JA, Modrell MS, Northcutt RG, Catania KC, Luer CA, Baker CVH (2012) Electrosensory ampullary organs are derived from lateral line placodes in cartilaginous fishes. Development. 139: 3142-3146.

Gillis JA, Modrell MS, Baker CVH (2012) A timeline of pharyngeal endoskeletal condensation and differentiation in the shark, Scyliorhinus canicula, and the paddlefish, Polyodon spathula. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 28: 341-345.

Gillis JA, Fritzenwanker JH, Lowe CJ (2012) A stem-deuterostome origin of the vertebrate pharyngeal transcriptional network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 279: 237-246.



King BL, Gillis JA, Carlisle H, Dahn RD (2011) A natural deletion of the HoxC cluster in elasmobranch fishes. Science. 334: 1517.

Gillis JA, Rawlinson KA, Bell J, Lyon WS, Baker CVH, Shubin NH (2011) Holocephalan embryos provide evidence for gill arch appendage reduction and opercular evolution in cartilaginous fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 108: 1507-1512.

Rawlinson KA, Gillis JA, Billings Jr. RE, Borneman EH (2011) Taxonomy and life history of the Acropora-eating flatworm Amakusaplana acroporae nov. sp. (Polycladida: Prosthiostomidae). Coral Reefs. 30: 693-705.



Gillis JA, Dahn RD, Shubin NH (2009) Shared developmental mechanisms pattern the gill arch and paired fin skeletons in vertebrates. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 106: 5720-5724.

Gillis JA, Dahn RD, Shubin NH (2009) Chondrogenesis and homology of the visceral skeleton in the little skate, Leucoraja erinacea (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea). Journal of Morphology. 270: 628-643.

Gillis JA, Shubin NH (2009) The evolution of gnathostome development: insight from chondrichthyan embryology. Genesis. 47: 825-841.



Gillis JA, Donoghue PCJ (2007) The homology and phylogeny of chondrichthyan tooth enameloid. Journal of Morphology. 268: 33-49.



Gillis JA, Witten PE, Hall BK (2006) Chondroid bone and secondary cartilage contribute to apical dentary growth in juvenile Atlantic salmon. Journal of Fish Biology. 68: 1133-1143.