Preparing DNA for analysis in the Barber Lab, UCLA

Preparing DNA for analysis in the Barber Lab, UCLA.


Collaborator key (*undergraduate, ‡international)


4. Willette DA, Simmonds SE, Cheng SH, Esteves S*, Kane TL, Nuetzel H*, Pilaud N*, Rachmawati R‡ & Barber, P. H. (2017), Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants. Conservation Biology, 31:1076–1085. doi:10.1111/cobi.12888; Press coverage: NationalGeographicNYTimes

3. Simmonds SE, Kinlan BP, White C, Paradis GL, Warner RR & DC Zacherl (2014) Geospatial statistics strengthen the ability of natural geochemical tags to estimate range-wide population connectivity in marine species. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 508:33-51. DOI: 10.3354/meps10871

2. Hopper JV*, Kuris AM, Lorda J ‡, Simmonds SE, White C & Hechinger RF (2014) Reduced parasite diversity and abundance in a marine whelk in its expanded geographical range. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12329; Press coverage: ScienceDaily

1.  Johnson C‡, Koch S & Patil J‡ (2004) Spatial and temporal patterns in the abundance of larvae of the northern Pacific seastar (Asterias amurensis) in the Port of Hobart and Storm Bay, SE Tasmania. Final Report to the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria. 34p

PUBLICATIONS – in review or in preparation

1. Simmonds SE, Chou V*, Rachmawati R‡, Cheng SH, Calumpong HP‡, Mahardika GN‡, Barber PH. Evidence of ecological divergence from coral-eating snails (genus Coralliophila) in the Coral Triangle. (in revision Coral Reefs)

2. Simmonds SE, Fritts-Penniman AL, Cheng SH, Mahardika GN‡, Barber PH. Divergence with gene-flow between host-races in a corallivorous snail. (in prep. for Molecular Ecology)

3. Simmonds SE, Fritts-Penniman AL, Barber PH. Genome-wide signatures of population structure and local adaptation in a corallivorous snail, Coralliophila violacea. (in prep. for Molecular Ecology)

 Collecting tissue samples from natural juvenile Chinook Salmon as they migrate to the ocean.