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


Rogers J, Raveendran M, Harris RA, et al. The comparative genomics and complex population history of Papio baboons. Sci Adv. 2019;5(1):eaau6947. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aau6947.

Moshiri A, Chen R, Kim S, et al. A nonhuman primate model of inherited retinal disease. J Clin Invest. 2019;129(2):863-874. doi:10.1172/JCI123980.

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.

Thomas GWC, Wang RJ, Puri A, et al. Reproductive Longevity Predicts Mutation Rates in Primates. Curr Biol. 2018;28(19):3193-3197.e5. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.050.

Dray BK, Raveendran M, Harris RA, et al. Mismatch repair gene mutations lead to lynch syndrome colorectal cancer in rhesus macaques. Genes Cancer. 2018;9(3-4):142-152. doi:10.18632/genesandcancer.170.

Onuchic V, Lurie E, Carrero I, et al. Allele-specific epigenome maps reveal sequence-dependent stochastic switching at regulatory loci. Science. 2018;361(6409). doi:10.1126/science.aar3146.

Larsen PA, Harris RA, 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, Harris RA, 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, Harris RA, 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.