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  • Baumsteiger, J., A. Kinziger and A. Aguilar. 2016. Novel Concordance Between Geographic, Environmental, and Genetic Structure in the Ecological Generalist Prickly Sculpin (Cottus asper) in California. Journal of Heredity: esw045.

  • Velarde, E., E.A. Ruiz, A. Aguilar and J.P. Gallo. 2015. Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas nesting in the Gulf of California: a major extension of breeding range. Marine Ornithology 43: 249-254.

  • Frable, B., D. Wagman, T. Frierson, A. Aguilar and B. Sidlauskasi. 2015. new species of Sebastes (Scorpaeniformes. Fishery Bulletin 113: 355-377.

  • Heras, J., K. McClintock, S. Sunagawa and A. Aguilar. 2015. Gonadal transcriptomics elucidate patterns of adaptive evolution within marine rockfishes (Sebastes). Bmc Genomics 16: 656-671.

  • Buonaccorsi, V., M. Peterson, G. Lamendella, J. Newman, N. Trun, T. Tobin, A. Aguilar, A. Hunt, C. Praul and D. Grove. 2014. Vision and Change through the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching Using Next-Generation Sequencing (GCAT-SEEK). Cbe-life Sciences Education 13: 1-2.

  • Baumsteiger, J., A. Kinziger, S. Reid and A. Aguilar. 2014. Complex phylogeography and historical hybridization between sister taxa of freshwater sculpin (Cottus). Molecular Ecology 23: 2602-2618.

  • Baumsteiger, J. and A. Aguilar. 2014. Impact of dams on distribution, population structure, and hybridization of two species of California freshwater sculpin (Cottus). Conservation Genetics 15: 729-742.

  • Aguilar, A., R. Douglas, E. Gordon, J. Baumsteiger and M. Goldsworthy. 2013. Elevated Genetic Structure in the Coastal Tailed Frog (Ascaphus truei) in Managed Redwood Forests. Journal of Heredity 104: 202-216.

  • Baumsteiger, J. and A. Aguilar. 2013. Nine original microsatellite loci in prickly sculpin (Cottus asper) and their applicability to other closely related Cottus species. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 279-282.

  • Soñanez-Organis, J.G., J.P. Vázquez-Medina, D.E. Crocker, A. Aguilar and R.M. Ortiz. 2012. Hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribolsyl transferase and hypoxia inducible factor-1α & -2α: cDNA characterization and tissue expression during prolonged fasting in northern elephant seal pups. Journal of Experimental Biology .

  • Navarro, C., E. Velarde, E. Ruiz and A. Aguilar. 2012. The status of Craveri’s murrelet Synthliboramphus craveri and reoccupation of a former nesting area. Marine Ornithology .

  • Aguilar, A. 2012. Range-wide and local drivers of genetic structure in an endangered California vernal pool endemic crustacean. Conservation Genetics 13: 1577-1588.

  • Baumsteiger, J.D., A.P. Kinziger and A. Aguilar. 2012. Life history and biogeographic diversification of an endemic Western North American freshwater fish clade using a comparative species tree approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

  • Aguilar, A. and A.N. Martinez. 2011. Isolation of 51 novel microsatellites from Sebastes expressed sequence tags. Conservation Genetics Resources.

  • Heras, J., B. Koop and A. Aguilar. 2011. . A transcriptomic scan for positively selected genes in two closely related marine fishes: Sebastes caurinus and S. rastrelliger. Marine Genomics 4: 93-98.

  • Aguilar, A. 2010. Weak phylogeographic structure in the endemic western North American fairy shrimp Branchinecta lynchi. Aquatic Sciences 73: 15-20.

  • Aguilar, A. and J. Jones. 2009. Nuclear and mitochondrial diversification in two native California minnows: insights into taxonomic identity and regional phylogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

  • Aguilar, A. and J.C. Garza. 2008. Historical balancing selection on MHC class IIB genes in Pacific salmon. Journal of Molecular Evolution.

  • Aguilar, A. and J.C. Garza. 2008. Isolation of 15 single nucleotide polymorphisms in coastal steelhead. Molecular Ecology Resources.

  • Aguilar, A., D. Jessup, J.A. Estes and J.C. Garza. 2008. Nuclear genetic variation and historical demography of California sea otters. Animal Conservation.

  • Aguilar, A., S. Edwards, T. Smith and R.K. Wayne. 2006. Patterns of variation in MHC class IIB loci of the Little Greenbul (Andropadus virens) with comments on MHC evolution in birds. Journal of Heredity.

  • Aguilar, A. and J.C. Garza. 2006. A comparison of variability and population structure for major histocompatibility complex and microsatellite loci in California coastal steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum). Molecular Ecology.

  • Aguilar, A. 2006. Analysis of FST outliers at allozyme loci in Pacific salmon: implications for natural selection. Environmental Biology of Fishes.

  • Aguilar, A., J. Banks, K. Levine and R.K. Wayne. 2005. Population genetics of northern pike (Esox lucius) introduced into Lake Davis, California. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.

  • Aguilar, A., R.K. Wayne and T. Smith. 2005. A comparison of variation between a MHC pseudogene and microsatellite loci of the little greenbul (Andropadus virens). BMC Evolutionary Biology.

  • Aguilar, A. and J.C. Garza. 2005. Analysis of major histocompatibility complex class II Beta genes from rockfishes (genus Sebastes). Journal of Fish Biology.

  • Aguilar, A., G. Roemer, S. Debenham, M. Binns, D. Garcelon and R.K. Wayne. 2004. High MHC diversity maintained in an otherwise genetically monomorphic mammal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

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Educational Background

  • 2003 – Ph.D., UCLA (Biology)

  • 1997 – B.S., Humboldt State University (Biology)

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Kinziger, A – HSU

  • Kneitel, J – CSU Sacramento

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