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  • Burton, R.S., E.C. Metz, J.M. Flowers and C.S. Willett. 2005. Unusual structure of ribosomal DNA in the copepod Tigriopus californicus: intergenic spacer sequences lack internal sub-repeats. Gene 344: 105-113.

  • Metz, E., G. Gómez-Gutiérrez and V. Vacquier. 1998. Mitochondrial DNA and bindin gene sequence evolution among allopatric species of the sea urchin genus Arbacia. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15: 185-195.

  • Metz, E., R. Robles-Sikisaka and V. Vacquier. 1998. Nonsynonymous Substitution in Abalone Sperm Fertilization Genes Exceeds Substitution in Introns and Mitochondrial DNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 95: 10676-10681.

  • Metz, E. and S. Palumbi. 1996. Positive selection and sequence rearrangements generate extensive polymorphism in the gamete recognition protein bindin. Molecular Biology and Evolution 13: 397-406.

  • Metz, E., R. Kane, H. Yanagimachi and S. Palumbi. 1994. Fertilization between closely related sea urchins is blocked by incompatibilities during sperm-egg attachment and early stages of fusion. The Biological Bulletin 187: 23.

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Educational Background

  • 1996 – Ph.D., University of Hawaii (Zoology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 1998-present – faculty, Humboldt State University

  • 1996-1998 – postdoc, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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