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John Mayberry, Larry Boles, Alex Dugas, Jace Hargis, Dan O'Neill, Ajna Rivera and Monika Meler in press "Exploring teaching and learning in Higher Education using an iTouch mobile device."

Ajna Rivera, Nuri Ozturk, Bryony Fahey, David Plachetzki, Bernie Degnan, Aziz Sancar, Todd Oakley (2012) "Blue-light-receptive cryptochrome is expressed in a sponge eye lacking neurons and opsin" Journal of Experimental Biology
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Ajna Rivera, Jorge Hammel, Karri Haen, Elizabeth Danka, Brandon Cieniewicz, Ian Winters, Dora Posfai, Gert Worheide, Dennis Lavrov, Scott Knight, Malcolm Hill, April Hill, Michael Nickel (2011) "RNA interference in marine and freshwater sponges: actin knockdown in Tethya wilhelma and Ephydatia muelleri by ingested dsRNA expressing bacteria" BMC Biotechnology
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Kay Holstein, Ajna Rivera, April Hill, Malcolm Hill (2011) "Radiation of To-box genes in Porifera" Development Genes and Evolution

Ajna Rivera, Sabrina Pankey, David Plachetzki, Carlos Martin, Anna Syme, Jeanne Serb, Angela Omilian, Todd Oakley (2010) "Gene duplication and the origins of morphological complexity in pancrustacean eyes, a genomic approach"  BMC Evolutionary Biology
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Ajna Rivera and Todd Oakley (2009) "Ontogeny of extreme sexual dimorphism via tissue duplication in an ostracod (Crustacea)" Evolution and Development

Ajna Rivera and David Weisblat (2009) "And Lophotrochozoa makes three: Notch signaling during segmentation in the leech, Helobdella robusta" Development Genes and Evolution

Todd Oakley and Ajna Rivera (2008) "Genomics and the evolutionary origins of nervous system complexity" Current Opinions in Genetics and Development