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Emily Greenfest-Allen
Research Associate
Experience:
  • Research Associate / 2013 - present
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Post-doctoral Researcher / 2008 - 2013
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Adjunct Professor / 2007 - 2008
    Department of Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College
  • Post-doctoral Fellow in Paleobiology / 2007 -
    Department of Geology, Bryn Mawr College
  • HHMI Post-doctoral Fellow in Computational Methods for the Natural Sciences / 2005 - 2007
    Depts of Biology, Geology, and Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College
Education:
  • PhD / Evolutionary Biology - 2005 - University of Chicago
  • BA / Geology and Computer Science - 1999 - Bryn Mawr College
Research Interests:
  • networks as models for biological systems and tools to facilitate analysis, terminal cell differentiation, mechanisms for generating biodiversity, evolution of novelty, gene-regulatory networks, macroevolution, impact of intrinsic (developmental or phylogenetic) and extrinsic (physical or environmental) constraint on evolvability, evolution of morphological complexity, early fish (shark) evolution, early cephalopod evolution
Recent Publications:
  • Lund R, Greenfest-Allen E, and Grogan E. 2014. Ecomorphology of the Mississippian Fishes of the Bear Gulch Limestone (Heath Formation, Montana, USA). Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Greenfest-Allen E, Malik J, Palis J, and Stoeckert CJ. 2013. Stat and interferon genes identified by network analysis differentially regulate primitive and definitive erythropoiesis. BMC Systems Biology.
  • Kingsley PD, Greenfest-Allen E, Frame JM, Bushnell TP, Malik J, McGrath KE, Stoeckert CJ, Palis J. 2013 Ontogeny of erythroid gene expression. Blood.
  • Lund, R., Greenfest-Allen, E., and Grogan, E. 2012. Habitat and diversity of the Bear Gulch fish: life in a 318 million year old Mississippian bay. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.
  • Grogan, E., Lund, R., and Greenfest-Allen, E. (2012). The Origin and Relationships of Early Chondrichthyans. In Biology of sharks and their relatives (2nd Edition). J.C. Carrier, J.A. Musick and M.R. Heithaus (eds).
  • Greenfest-Allen, E., Landman, N.H., and Saunders, W.B. 2009. Nautilus and Allonautilus: Annotated Bibliography and References Published since 1987. in Nautilus: the Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions. Saunders, W.B. and Landman, N.H. (eds). Springer-Verlag, NY.
  • Saunders, W.B., Greenfest-Allen, E., Work, D.M. and Nikolaeva, S.V. 2008. Morphological and taxonomic history of Paleozoic ammonoids in time and morphospace. Paleobiology, 34: 128-154.
  • Allen, Emily G. 2007. Understanding ammonoid sutures: new insight into the dynamic evolution of Paleozoic suture morphology. pp. 159-180 in Proceedings, VI Internal Cephalopod Symposium, Cephalopods Present and Past: New Insights and Fresh Perspectives, N.H. Landman et al. (eds).
  • Allen, Emily G. Paleobiology. 2006. New approaches to Fourier analysis of ammonoid sutures and other complex, open curves. Paleobiology, 32(2): 299 – 315.

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