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Sapphirina auronitens

A drawing by Giesbrecht (1892) of the Copepoda, Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863

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Vanessa GonzálezResearch Collaborator, GGI

  • Phone: 202-633-9072
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  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Courier Delivery Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0163

    Responsibilities: Providing genomics, transcriptomic, and bioinformatics support services to Smithsonian GGI researchers.

    Ph.D. Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2013
    M.S. California State University, Los Angeles (Biological Systematics), 2007
    B.S. University of California, Los Angeles (Marine Biology), 2005

    Research Interests: Genome assembly, phylogenomic reconstruction, functional analyses of transcriptomes sequences and orthology assignment on a genomic scale

  • Selected Publications:
  • Harasewych, M. G., González, Vanessa L., Windsor, Amanda M. and Halloran, Margaret. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of Cerion uva uva (Gastropoda: Panpulmonata: Stylommatophora: Cerionidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B. Resources, 2(1): 159-160. doi:10.1080/23802359.2017.1303343

    Briggs-Gonzalez, Venetia and Gonzalez, Sergio C. 2016. Lateralized Turning Biases in Two Neotropical Tadpoles. Ethology, 122(7): 582-587. doi:10.1111/eth.12503

    Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Kayal, Ehsan, Halloran, Margaret, Shrestha, Yesha and Harasewych, M. G. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the land snail Cerion incanum (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora) and the phylogenetic relationships of Cerionidae within Panpulmonata. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 82(4): 525-533. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyw017

    Jesovnik, Ana, González, Vanessa L. and Schultz, Ted R. 2016. Phylogenomics and Divergence Dating of Fungus-Farming Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of the Genera Sericomyrmex and Apterostigma. PloS One, 11(7) doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151059

    Lemer, Sarah, González, Vanessa L., Bieler, Rü and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2016. Cementing mussels to oysters in the pteriomorphian tree: a phylogenomic approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1833): 20160857 doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.0857

    Oesch, P. A., Brammer, G., van Dokkum, P. G., Illingworth, G. D., Bouwens, R. J., Labbé, I., Franx, M., Momcheva, I., Ashby, Matthew L. N., Fazio, Giovanni G., Gonzalez, V., Holden, B., Magee, D., Skelton, R. E., Smit, R., Spitler, L. R., Trenti, M. and Willner, Steven P. 2016. A Remarkably Luminous Galaxy at z=11.1 Measured with Hubble Space Telescope Grism Spectroscopy. The Astrophysical Journal, 819: 129 doi:10.3847/0004-637X/819/2/129

    Lemer, Sarah, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Andrade, Só, González, Vanessa L., Boyle, Michael J. and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2015. Re-evaluating the phylogeny of Sipuncula through transcriptomics. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 83: 174-183. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2014.10.019

    Bieler, Ruediger, Mikkelsen, Paula M., Collins, Timothy M., Glover, Emily A., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graf, Daniel L., Harper, Elizabeth M., Healy, John, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Sharma, Prashant P., Staubach, Sid, Strong, Ellen E., Taylor, John D., Temkin, Ilya, Zardus, John D., Clark, Stephanie, Guzman, Alejandra, McIntyre, Erin, Sharp, Paul and Giribet, Gonzalo. 2014. Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life - an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics, 28(1): 32-115. doi:10.1071/IS13010

    González, Vilma R., Schettino, Lourdes Rodriguez, Mancina, Carlos A. and Iturriaga, Manuel. 2014. Amphibians Of Cuba: checklist and geographic distributions. Smithsonian Herpetological Information Service, 145: 1-48.

    Grotzinger, J. P., Sumner, D. Y., Kah, L. C., Stack, K., Gupta, S., Edgar, L., Rubin, D., Lewis, K., Schieber, J., Mangold, N., Milliken, R., Conrad, P. G., DesMarais, D., Farmer, J., Siebach, K., Calef, F., Hurowitz, J., McLennan, S. M., Ming, D., Vaniman, D., Crisp, J., Vasavada, A., Edgett, K. S., Malin, M., Blake, D., et al. 2014. A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars. Science, 343(6169): 1242777 doi:10.1126/science.1242777

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