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Gavin Naylor

College of Charleston

Address: Hollings Marine Laboratory, 331 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.725.4806
E-mail: naylorg@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., 1989, University of Maryland


Research Interests

  • Molecular evolution, phylogenetics and comparative anatomy of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks, skates, and rays)
  • Population genetics, bioinformatics, origin of novelty

Current research projects

  • Reconstructing the evolution of the major lineages of sharks, skates, and rays based on molecular sequence data, skeletal anatomy and the fossil record

Future research projects

  • Use of the evolutionary trees to better understand the historical biogeography of sharks and rays
  • Explore how these organisms acquired their morphological traits exhibited over the course of their evolution

Publications

  • Yang L., K.A. Matthes-Rosana, G.J.P. Naylor. (2014). Complete mitochondrial genome of the blacknose shark Carcharhinus acronotus (Elasmobranchii: Carcharhinidae). doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.878928
  • Ebert D.A., W.T. White, H.C. Ho, P.R. Last, K. Nakaya, B. Seret, N. Straube, G.J.P. Naylor, M. Carvalho (2013) An annotated checklist of Taiwan Chondrichthyans 3752(1):279-386. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.17
  • Betancur-R R., Naylor G.J.P. Orti G. (2013) Conserved genes, sampling error, and phylogenomic inference. Systematic Biology DOI:10.1093/sysbio/syt073
  • Maisey J.G., Turner S., Naylor G.J.P., Miller R.F. (2013) Dental Patterning in the earliest sharks: Implications for tooth evolution. J. Morphology. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20242
  • White W.T., Ebert D.A., Naylor G.J.P., Ho H.C., Clerkin P., Verissimo A., Cotton C. (2013) Revision of the genus Centrophorus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae): part 1 - redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior symposium of Garman and C. niaukang Teng DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.5
  • Straube N., White W.T., Ho H.C., Rochel E., Corrigan S., Li C., Naylor G.J.P. (2013) A DNA sequence-based identification checklist for Taiwanese chondrichthyans. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.16
  • Li C., Hofreiter M., Straube N. Corrigan S. and Naylor G.J.P. (2013) Capturing protein coding genes across highly divergent species Biotechniques 54: doi 10.2144/000114039
  • Faria, V.V., M.T. Mcdavitt, P. Charvet, T.R. Wiley, C.A. Simpfendorfer, and G.J.P. Naylor. (2013) Species Delimitation and Global Population Structure of Critically Endangered Sawfishers: Implications for Conservation and Management Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167:136-164
  • Naylor, G.J.P., J.N. Caira, K. Jensen, K. Rosana, W. White and P. Last (2012). A DNA Sequence Based Approach To The Identification of Shark and Ray Species And Its Implications For Global Elasmobranch Diversity And Parasitology. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History No 367 (280pp.)
  • Liberles D., S.A Teichmann.,  I. Bahar ,  U. Bastolla , J. Bloom , E. Bornberg-Bauer , L.J. Colwell , A.P. de Koning , N.V. Dokholyan , J. Echave , A. Elofsson , D.L.Gerloff  , R.A. Goldstein, J. A. Grahnen, M.T. Holder, C. Lakner, N. Lartillot, S. C. Lovell, G.J.P. Naylor, T. Perica, D. D. Pollock, T. Pupko, L. Regan, A. Roger, N. Rubinstein, E. Shakhnovich, K. Sjölander, S. Sunyaev, A. I. Teufel, J. L. Thorne, J.W. Thornton, D. Weinreich, S. Whelan. The Interface of Protein Structure, Protein Biophysics, and Molecular Evolution (In Press) Protein Science.
  • Naylor, G.J.P., J.N. Caira, K. Jensen, K.A.M. Rosana, N. Straube, and C. Lakner (2012). Elasmobranch Phylogeny: A mitochondrial estimate based on 595 species. In J.C. Carrier, J.A. Musak and M.R. Heithaus (editors), The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives. p. 31-56. CRC Press, Taylor &Francis Group.
  • Li, C.,  K. A. Matthes-Rosana, M. Garcia, and G. J. P. Naylor (2012). Phylogenetics of Chondrichthyes and the problem of rooting phylogenies with distant outgroups. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 63(2):365-73
  • Aschliman, N.C., M. Nishida, M. Miya,  J. G. Inoue,  K. M. Rosana and G.J.P. Naylor (2012). Body Plan Convergence in the Evolution of Skates and Rays (Chondrichthyes: Batoidea) Mol Phylogenet Evol. 63(1):28-42
  • Moore, A.B.M., W.T. White, R.D. Ward, G.J.P. Naylor, and R. Peirce (2011). Rediscovery and redescription of the smoothtooth blacktip shark, Carcharhinus leiodon (Carcharhinidae), from Kuwait, with notes on its possible conservation status. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 528–539.
  • Lakner C., M.T. Holder,  N.Goldman, and G.J.P. Naylor (2010). What's in a Likelihood? Protein Evolution and the Contribution of Structurally Viable Reconstructions to the Likelihood. Systematic Biology 60:161-174
  • W.T. White, P. R. Last, G.J.P. Naylor & M. Harris (2010). Resurrection and redescription of the Borneo Broadfin Shark Lamiopsis tephrodes (Fowler, 1905) (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). pp. 45-59. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.
  • P. R. Last,  Fahmi  & G.J.P. Naylor (2010).  Pastinachus stellurostris sp. nov., a new stingray (Elasmobranchii: Myliobatiformes) from Indonesian Borneo. pp. 129–139. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.
  • White, W.T., P.R. Last, and G.J.P. Naylor (2010). Scoliodon macrorhynchos (Bleeker, 1852), a second species of spadenose shark from the Western Pacific (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), pp. 61–76. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.
  • White, W.T., P.R. Last, G.J.P. Naylor, K. Jensen  and J.N. Caira (2010). Clarification of Aetobatus ocellatus (Kuhl, 1823) as a valid species, and a comparison with Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen, 1790) (Rajiformes: Myliobatidae), pp. 141–164. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.