Dr. Nathan Young of UCSF discuss evolutionary developmental biology using the limb as a model to understand the perspective. We talk about the importance of marrying all three disciplines to discover insights that otherwise wouldn’t be within the purview of a single field.
- What you can read to learn more:
- Carroll, SB. Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo-Devo. WWNorton: 2005.
- Shubin, N. Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5.-Billion-Year-Journey History of the Human Body. Penguin-Random House: 2009.
- Lieberman, D. The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. Penguin-Random House: 2014.
- What he’s reading for work:
- Technical papers for a grant
- Jablonkski paper. Here’s his site with a TON of PDFs. It’s worth spending some time there.
- Jablonski, David. (2019). Developmental bias, macroevolution, and the fossil record. Evolution & Development. 22. 10.1111/ede.12313.
- What he’s consuming for fun:
- Banks, IM. Player of Games. Hachette: 1988.
- Leakey Foundation. Science Speakeasy: Nathan Young | On the Shoulders of Apes. YouTube. 2018.
- Young, Nathan. (2017). Integrating “Evo” and “Devo”: The Limb as Model Structure. Integrative and comparative biology. 57. 10.1093/icb/icx115.
- Green, Rebecca & Fish, Jennifer & Young, Nathan & Smith, Francis & Roberts, Benjamin & Dolan, Katie & Choi, Irene & Leach, Courtney & Gordon, Paul & Cheverud, James & Roseman, Charles & Williams, Trevor & Marcucio, Ralph & Hallgrimsson, Benedikt. (2017). Developmental nonlinearity drives phenotypic robustness. Nature Communications. 8. 10.1038/s41467-017-02037-7.
- Young, Nathan & Linde-Medina, Marta & Fondon, John & Hallgrimsson, Benedikt & Marcucio, Ralph. (2017). Craniofacial diversification in the domestic pigeon and the evolution of the avian skull. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1. 0095. 10.1038/s41559-017-0095.
- Young, Nathan & Capellini, Terence & Roach, Neil & Alemseged, Zeresenay. (2015). Fossil hominin shoulders support an African ape-like last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112. 10.1073/pnas.1511220112.
- Young, Nathan & Winslow, Benjamin & Takkellapati, Sowmya & Kavanagh, Kathryn. (2015). Shared rules of development predict patterns of evolution in vertebrate segmentation. Nature Communications. 6. 10.1038/ncomms7690.
- Zaid, Musa & Young, Nathan & Pedoia, Valentina & Feeley, Brian & Ma, Chunbong & Lansdown, Drew. (2019). Anatomic shoulder parameters and their relationship to the presence of degenerative rotator cuff tears and glenohumeral osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 28. 10.1016/j.jse.2019.05.008.
- Hallgrimsson, Benedikt & Katz, David & Aponte, Jose & Larson, Jacinda & Devine, Jay & Gonzalez, Paula & Young, Nathan & Roseman, Charles & Marcucio, Ralph. (2019). Integration and the Developmental Genetics of Allometry. Integrative and comparative biology. 59. 10.1093/icb/icz105.