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* Corresponding first author   ☨ Undergraduate / postbaccalaureate researcher


Gold D.A.*, O’Reilly S.S., Watson J., Degnan B.M., Degnan S.M., Kröemer J.O., and Summons R.E. (2017) Lipidomics of the sea sponge Amphimedon queenslandica and implication for biomarker geochemistry. Geobiology. Online Ahead of Print. Free (Read Only) Version. DOI Link: 10.1111/gbi.12253


Gold D.A., Caron A.☨, Fournier G.P., Summons R.E. (2017) Paleoproterozoic sterol biosynthesis and the rise of oxygen. Nature. 543(7645): 420–423. DOI Link: 10.1038/nature21412


Gold D.A., O’Reilly S.S., Luo G., Briggs D.E.G., Summons R.E. (2016) Prospects for sterane preservation in sponge fossils from museum collections, and the utility of sponge biomarkers for molecular clocks. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 57(2): 181–189. DOI Link: 10.3374/014.057.0208


Gold D.A., Nakanishi N., Hensley N.M.☨, Hartenstein V., Jacobs D.K. (2016) Cell tracking supports secondary gastrulation in the moon jellyfish AureliaDevelopment Genes and Evolution. 226(6): 383-387. DOI Link: http://10.1007/s00427-016-0559-y


Gold D.A., Grabenstatter J., de Mendoza A., Riesgo A., Ruiz-Trillo I., and Summons R.E. (2016) Sterol and genomic analyses validate the sponge biomarker hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113(10): 2684–2689. DOI Link: 10.1073/pnas.1512614113


Gold D.A.*, Runnegar B., Gehling J.G., and Jacobs D.K. (2015) From the Cover: Ancestral state reconstruction of ontogeny supports a bilaterian affinity for DickinsoniaEvolution & Development. 17(6): 315-397. PDF DOI Link: 10.1111/ede.12168


Gold D.A., Nakanishi N., Hensley N.M.☨, Cozzolino K.☨, Tabatabaee M.☨, Martin M.☨, Hartenstein V., and Jacobs D.K. (2015) Structural and developmental disparity in the tentacles of the moon jellyfish Aurelia sp.1PLoS ONE.  10(8): e0134741. Free (Read Only) Version. DOI Link: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134741


Nakanishi N., Camara A.C., Yuan D.C., Gold D.A., and Jacobs D.K. (2015) Gene expression data from the moon jelly, Aurelia, provide insights into the evolution of the combinatorial code controlling animal sense organ development. PLoS ONE. 10(7): e0132544. DOI Link: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132544


Gold D.A., Gates R.D., Jacobs D.K. (2014) The early expansion and evolutionary dynamics of POU class genes. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 31(12):3136-3147. PDF DOI Link: 10.1093/molbev/msu243


Ghisalberti M., Gold D.A., Laflamme M., Clapham M.E., Narbonne G., Summons R.E., Johnston D.T., and Jacobs D.K. (2014) Canopy flow analysis reveals the advantage of size in the oldest communities of multicellular eukaryotes. Current Biology. 24(3):305–309. PDF DOI Link: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.12.017 With commentary


Gold D.A.*, Robinson J., Farrell A.B., Harris J.M., Thalmann O., and Jacobs D.K. (2014)  From the Cover: Attempted DNA extraction from a Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi): Prospects for ancient DNA from asphalt deposits. Ecology and Evolution. 4(4):329–336. DOI Link: 10.1002/ece3.928

2013 and Earlier

Gold D.A., and Jacobs D.K. (2013) Stem cell dynamics in Cnidaria: are there unifying principles? Development Genes and Evolution. 223(1-2):53-66. PDF DOI Link: 10.1007/s00427-012-0429-1


Takashima S., Gold D., and Hartenstein V. (2013) Stem cells and lineages of the intestine: a developmental and evolutionary perspective. Development Genes and Evolution. 223(1-2):85-102. PDF DOI Link: 10.1007/s00427-012-0422-8


Jacobs D.K., Gold D.A., Nakanishi N., Yuan D., Camara A., Nichols S.A., and Hartenstein V. (2010) Basal metazoan sensory evolution. pp. 175-193 in Key Transitions in Animal Evolution, B. Schieirwater and R. DeSalle eds. CRC Press. PDF


Gold D.A., McHenry M. (2006) Cranial evidence for sexual dimorphism and group living in the extinct American lion (Panthera leo atrox). UCI Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences: 36. 764-775. PDF