Recent publications


  1. Feigin CY, Newton AH, Pask AJ. Widespread cis-regulatory convergence between the extinct Tasmanian tiger and gray wolf. Genome Res. 2019 Sep 18. doi: 10.1101/gr.244251.118.
  2. Cripps SM, Mattiske DM, Black JR, Risbridger GP, Govers LC, Phillips TR, Pask AJ. A loss of estrogen signaling in the aromatase deficient mouse penis results in mild hypospadias. Differentiation. 2019 Sep 6;109:42-52. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2019.09.001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31520742.
  3. Govers LC, Harper AP, Finger BJ, Mattiske DM, Pask AJ, Green MP. Atrazine induces penis abnormalities including hypospadias in mice. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2019 Sep 2:1-4. doi: 10.1017/S2040174419000473. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31475654.
  4. Royall AH, Frankenberg S, Pask AJ, Holland PWH. Of eyes and embryos: subfunctionalization of the CRX homeobox gene in mammalian evolution. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Jul 24;286(1907):20190830. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0830. Epub 2019 Jul 24. PubMed PMID: 31337308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6661347.
  5. Govers LC, Phillips TR, Mattiske DM, Rashoo N, Black JR, Sinclair A, Baskin LS, Risbridger GP, Pask AJ. A critical role for estrogen signaling in penis development. FASEB J. 2019 Sep;33(9):10383-10392. doi: 10.1096/fj.201802586RR. Epub 2019 Jun 21. PubMed PMID: 31225966; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6704459.
  6. Cook LE, Finger BJ, Green MP, Pask AJ. Exposure to atrazine during puberty reduces sperm viability, increases weight gain and alters the expression of key metabolic genes in the liver of male mice. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2019 Apr;31(5):920-931. doi: 10.1071/RD18505. PubMed PMID: 30636190.


  7. Chen Y, Kuroki Y, Shaw G, Pask AJ, Yu H, Toyoda A, Fujiyama A, Renfree MB. Androgen and Oestrogen Affect the Expression of Long Non-Coding RNAs During Phallus Development in a Marsupial. Noncoding RNA. 2018 Dec 30;5(1). pii: E3. doi: 10.3390/ncrna5010003. PubMed PMID: 30598023; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6468475.
  8. Ishihara T, Hickford D, Shaw G, Pask AJ, Renfree MB. DNA methylation dynamics in the germline of the marsupial tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii. DNA Res. 2019 Feb 1;26(1):85-94. doi: 10.1093/dnares/dsy040. PubMed PMID: 30535324; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6379045.
  9. Chen Y, Yu H, Pask AJ, Fujiyama A, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Shaw G, Renfree M. Effects of androgen and oestrogen on the IGF pathways controlling phallus growth. Reproduction. 2018 Oct 1. pii: REP-18-0416.R1. doi: 10.1530/REP-18-0416. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30390614.
  10. Stewart MK, Mattiske DM, Pask AJ. In utero exposure to both high- and low-dose diethylstilbestrol disrupts mouse genital tubercle development. Biol Reprod. 2018 Dec 1;99(6):1184-1193. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioy142. PubMed PMID: 29931162.
  11. Chen Y, Yu H, Pask AJ, Fujiyama A, Suzuki Y, Sugano S, Shaw G, Renfree MB. Hormone-responsive genes in the SHH and WNT/β-catenin signaling pathways influence urethral closure and phallus growth. Biol Reprod. 2018 Oct 1;99(4):806-816. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioy117. PubMed PMID: 29767687.
  12. Newton AH, Spoutil F, Prochazka J, Black JR, Medlock K, Paddle RN, Knitlova M, Hipsley CA, Pask AJ. Letting the ‘cat’ out of the bag: pouch young development of the extinct Tasmanian tiger revealed by X-ray computed tomography. R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Feb 21;5(2):171914. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171914. eCollection 2018 Feb. PubMed PMID: 29515893; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5830782.
  13. Feigin CY, Newton AH, Doronina L, Schmitz J, Hipsley CA, Mitchell KJ, Gower G, Llamas B, Soubrier J, Heider TN, Menzies BR, Cooper A, O’Neill RJ, Pask AJ. Genome of the Tasmanian tiger provides insights into the evolution and demography of an extinct marsupial carnivore. Nat Ecol Evol. 2018 Jan;2(1):182-192. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0417-y. Epub 2017 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 29230027.


  14. Lewis AC, Rankin KJ, Pask AJ, Stuart-Fox D. Stress-induced changes in color expression mediated by iridophores in a polymorphic lizard. Ecol Evol. 2017 Sep 7;7(20):8262-8272. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3349. eCollection 2017 Oct. PubMed PMID: 29075447; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5648675.
  15. Newton AH, Feigin CY, Pask AJ. RUNX2 repeat variation does not drive craniofacial diversity in marsupials. BMC Evol Biol. 2017 May 4;17(1):110. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-0955-6. PubMed PMID: 28472940; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5418715.
  16. Chen Y, Yu H, Pask AJ, Shaw G, Renfree MB. Prostaglandin D2 Regulates SOX9 Nuclear Translocation during Gonadal Sex Determination in Tammar Wallaby, Macropus eugenii. Sex Dev. 2017;11(3):143-150. doi: 10.1159/000473782. Epub 2017 May 5. PubMed PMID: 28472794.


  17. Whitworth DJ, Pask AJ. The X factor: X chromosome dosage compensation in the evolutionarily divergent monotremes and marsupials. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2016 Aug;56:117-121. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2016.01.006. Epub 2016 Jan 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 26806635.


  18. Phillips TR, Wright DK, Gradie PE, Johnston LA, Pask AJ. A Comprehensive Atlas of the Adult Mouse Penis. Sex Dev. 2015;9(3):162-72. doi: 10.1159/000431010. Epub 2015 Jun 19. PubMed PMID: 26112156; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5012965.
  19. Stickels R, Clark K, Heider TN, Mattiske DM, Renfree MB, Pask AJ. DAX1/NR0B1 was expressed during mammalian gonadal development and gametogenesis before it was recruited to the eutherian X chromosome. Biol Reprod. 2015 Jan;92(1):22. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.114.119362. Epub 2014 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 25395677.