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Feng S, Stiller J, Deng Y. et al. (author 68). 2020. Dense sampling of bird diversity increases power of comparative genomics. Nature 587: 252–257.

Wagner DN, Curry RL, Chen N, Lovette IJ, Taylor SA. 2020. Consistent selection on genes underlying metabolic and neural signaling pathways in a moving avian hybrid zone. Evolution 74: 1498-1513.

Chen N, Juric I, Cosgrove EJ, Bowman R, Fitzpatrick JW, Schoech SJ, Clark AG, Coop GM. 2019. Allele frequency dynamics in a pedigreed natural population. PNAS 116(6): 2158-2164.
*Associated PNAS Commentary.

Aguillon SM, Fitzpatrick JW, Bowman R, Schoech SJ, Clark AG, Coop GM, Chen N. 2017. Deconstructing isolation-by-distance: The genomic consequences of limited dispersal. PLOS Genetics 13(8): e1006911.
*Featured in The Molecular Ecologist & PLOS Biologue. Recommended by Faculty of 1000.

Bellott DW, Skaletsky H, Cho T-J, Brown L, Locke D, Chen N, Galkina S, Pyntikova T, Koutseva N, Graves T, Kremitzki C, Warren WC, Clark AG, Gaginskaya E, Wilson RK, Page DC. 2017. Avian W and mammalian Y chromosomes convergently retained dosage sensitive regulators. Nature Genetics 49: 387-394.

Chen N, Cosgrove EG, Bowman R, Fitzpatrick JW, Clark AG. 2016. Genomic consequences of population decline in the Endangered Florida Scrub-Jay. Current Biology 26: 2974-2979.
*Covered by Science and All About Birds.

Kaiser SA, Taylor SA, Chen N, Sillett TS, Bondra ER, Webster MS. 2016. A comparative assessment of SNP and microsatellite markers for assigning parentage in a socially monogamous bird. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12589.

Chen N, Van Hout CV, Gottipati S, Clark AG. 2014. Using Mendelian inheritance to improve high throughput SNP discovery. Genetics 198: 847-857.

Chen N, Bellott DW, Page DC, Clark AG. 2012. Identification of avian W-linked contigs by short-read sequencing. BMC Genomics 13: 183.

Canfield MR, Greene E, Moreau CS, Chen N, Pierce NE. 2008. Exploring phenotypic plasticity in emerald moths: a phylogeny of the genus Nemoria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 477-487.

Chen N, Gascoin F, Muller E, Karpinski G, Stiewe C, Snyder GJ. 2005. Macroscopic thermoelectric inhomogeneities of (AgSbTe2)x(PbTe)1-x. Applied Physics Letters 87: 171903.


Chen N. 2020. A gene for color differences between sexes. Science 368(6496): 1185-1186.

Chen N. 2019. Conservation: Bye-bye to the Hihi? Current Biology 29(6): R218-R220.

Aguillon SM, Chen N. Understanding Images: How dispersal shapes spatial patterns of genetic diversity. PLOS Biologue, 19 October 2017.

Chen N. How a Love of “Story Problems” Changed the World of Breast Cancer. Scientific American, 24 April 2012.