Erik Ragsdale

Erik Ragsdale

Assistant Professor, Biology


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


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.

Projecto-Garcia, J., Biddle, J. F., and Ragsdale, E. J. (2017). Decoding the architecture and origins of mechanisms for developmental polyphenism. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development 47: 1-8.

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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