Erik Ragsdale

Erik Ragsdale

Assistant Professor, Biology


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, 2010-2014
  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, 2009


Biddle, J.F., and Ragsdale, E.J. (2020). Regulators of an ancient polyphenism evolved through episodic protein divergence and parallel gene radiations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 287:20192595.

Bui, L.T., and Ragsdale, E.J. (2019). Multiple plasticity regulators reveal targets specifying an induced predatory form in nematodes. Molecular Biology and Evolution 36:2387–2399.

Ledón-Rettig, C.C., Moczek, A.P., and Ragsdale, E.J. (2018). Diplogastrellus nematodes are sexually transmitted mutualists that alter the bacterial and fungal communities of their beetle host. PNAS 115: 10696–10701.

Bui, L.T., Ivers, N.A., and Ragsdale, E.J. (2018). A sulfotransferase dosage-dependently regulates mouthpart polyphenism in the nematode Pristionchus pacificus. Nature Communications 9: 4119.

Ragsdale, E. J. and Ivers, N. A. (2016). Specialization of a polyphenism switch gene following serial duplications in Pristionchus nematodes. Evolution 70: 2155-2166.

Kieninger, M. R., Ivers, N. A., Rödelsperger, C., Markov, G. V., Sommer, R. J., and Ragsdale, E. J. (2016). The nuclear hormone receptor NHR-40 acts downstream of the sulfatase EUD-1 as part of a developmental plasticity switch in Pristionchus. Current Biology 26: 1-6.

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