Submitted: J.L. Steenwyk, M.E. Mead, P. Alves de Castro, C. Valero, A. Ricardo de Lima Damásio, R.A.C. dos Santos, A.L. LaBella, Y. Li, S.L. Knowles, H.A. Raja, N.H. Oberlies, X. Zhou, O.A. Cornely, P. Koehler, F. Fuchs, G.H. Goldman, A. Rokas. (2020) Genomic and phenotypic analysis of coronavirus-associated pulmonary aspergillosis isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus. (


Accepted: J.L. Steenwyk, T.J. Buida III, A.L. LaBella, Y. Li, X.X. Shen, A.R. Rokas. (2020) PhyKIT: a UNIX shell toolkit for processing and analyzing phylogenomic data.


Under Revision for PLoS Biology: A.L. LaBella, D.A. Opulente, J.L. Steenwyk, C.T. Hittenger, A. Rokas. (2020) Signatures of optimal codon usage predict metabolic ecology in budding yeasts.


Accepted: M.L. Benton, A. Abraham, A.L. LaBella, P. Abbot, A. Rokas, J. Capra. (2020) The Influence of Evolutionary History on Human Health and Disease. Invited review in Nature Genetics Reviews

A. Rokas, S. Mesiano, O. Tamam, A.L. LaBella, G. Zhang, L.J. Muglia. (2020) Developing a Theoretical Evolutionary Framework to Solve the Mystery of Parturition Initiation. eLife e2020;9:e58343


Accepted: M.A.B. Haase, J. Kominek, D. Opulente, X.X. Shen, A.L. LaBella, X. Zhou, J. DeVirgilio, A. Hulfachor, C.P. Kurtzman, A. Rokas, C.T. Hittinger (2020) Repeated horizontal transfer of GALactose metabolism genes violates Dollo’s law of irreversible loss.. Genetics


X.X. Shen, J.L. Steenwyk, A.L. LaBella, D.A. Opulente, X. Zhou, Y. Li, M. Groenwald, C.T. Hittinger, A. Rokas (2020) Genome-scale phylogeny and contrasting modes of genome evolution in the fungal phylum Ascomycota. Science Advances. 6: eabd0079

A.L. LaBella*, A. Abraham*, Y. Pichkar, S.L. Fong, G. Zhang, L. Muglia, P. Abbot, A. Rokas, J.A. Capra (2020) Accounting for diverse evolutionary forces reveals the mosaic nature of selection acting on genomic regions associated with human preterm birth. Nature Communications *co-first


Z.A. Ely, J.M. Moon, G.R. Sliwoski, A.K. Sangha, X.X. Shen, A.L. LaBella, J. Meiler, J.A. Capra, A. Rokas. (2019) The impact of natural selection on the evolution and function of placentally expressed galectins. Genome Biology and Evolution: evz183


A.L. LaBella, D.A. Opulente, J.L. Steenwyk, C.T. Hittinger, A. Rokas. (2019) Variation and selection on codon usage bias across an entire subphylum. PLoS Genetics: 15(7): e1008304


S. Plouviez*, A.L. LaBella*, D.W. Weisrock, F.A.B. von Meijenfeldt, B. Ball, J.E. Neigel, C.L. Van Dover. (2019) Amplicon sequencing of 42 nuclear loci supports directional gene flow between South Pacific populations of a hydrothermal vent limpet. Ecology and Evolution: Volume 9. Issue 11. *co-first


J. Steenwyk, D.A. Opulente, J. Kominek, X.X. Shen, X. Zhou, A.L. LaBella, N.P. Bradley, B.F. Eichman, N. Čadež, D. Libkind, J. DeVirgilio, A.B. Hulfachor, C.P. Kurtzman, C.T. Hittinger, A. Rokas. (2019) Extensive loss of cell-cycle and DNA repair genes in an ancient lineage of bipolar yeasts. PLoS Biology: Volume 17, Issue 5.


JJ. Yoon, AL LaBella, T.P. Feeney, N. Braverman, M. Tuchman, H. Morizono, N. Ah Mew, L. Caldovic (2017) Disease-causing mutations in the promoter and enhancer of the ornithine transcarbamylase gene. Human Mutation: Volume 39, Issue 4.


A.L. LaBella, C.L. Van Dover, D. Jollivet, C.W. Cunningham. (2016). Gene flow between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins in three lineages of deep-sea clams (Bivalvia: Vesicomyidae: Pliocardiinae) and subsequent limited gene flow within the Atlantic. Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.