R. Alan Harris, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

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Postdoc, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, 2009

Ph.D., Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College Of Medicine, Houston, 2007

M.A., Biological Anthropology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1996

B.A., Anthropology, Geology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1990


Palesch D, Bosinger SE, Tharp GK, et al. Sooty mangabey genome sequence provides insight into AIDS resistance in a natural SIV host. Nature. 2018;553(7686):77-81. doi:10.1038/nature25140.

Larsen PA, R Harris A, Liu Y, et al. Hybrid de novo genome assembly and centromere characterization of the gray mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). BMC Biol. 2017;15(1):110. doi:10.1186/s12915-017-0439-6.

Prall TM, Graham ME, Karl JA, et al. Improved full-length killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor transcript discovery in Mauritian cynomolgus macaques. Immunogenetics. 2017;69(5):325-339. doi:10.1007/s00251-017-0977-7.

Xue C, Raveendran M, R Harris A, et al. The population genomics of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) based on whole-genome sequences. Genome Res. 2016;26(12):1651-1662. doi:10.1101/gr.204255.116.

Pew BK, R Harris A, Sbrana E, et al. Structural and transcriptomic response to antenatal corticosteroids in an Erk3-null mouse model of respiratory distress. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016;215(3):384.e1-384.e89. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2016.04.043.

Carbone L, R Harris A, Gnerre S, et al. Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes. Nature. 2014;513(7517):195-201. doi:10.1038/nature13679.

R Harris A, Tardif SD, Vinar T, et al. Evolutionary genetics and implications of small size and twinning in callitrichine primates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111(4):1467-72. doi:10.1073/pnas.1316037111.

Scherer SE, Muzny DM, Buhay CJ, et al. The finished DNA sequence of human chromosome 12. Nature. 2006;440(7082):346-51. doi:10.1038/nature04569.

Raveendran M, R Harris A, Milosavljevic A, et al. Designing new microsatellite markers for linkage and population genetic analyses in rhesus macaques and other nonhuman primates. Genomics. 2006;88(6):706-710. doi:10.1016/j.ygeno.2006.08.009.