Pamela M. Brannock
Ph.D. 2011 University of South Carolina
B.S. 2002 Roger Williams University
Diversity of meiofauna communities using next-generation sequencing approaches
Population genetics of marine invertebrates
Brannock, P. M., and K. M. Halanych. In Press. Meiofaunal community analysis by high-throughput sequencing: Comparison of extraction, quality filtering, and clustering methods. Marine Genomics.
Havird, J.C., K. M. Kocot, P. M. Brannock, J. T. Cannon, D. S. Waits, D. A. Weese, S. R. Santos, K. M. Halanych. 2015. Reconstruction of cyclooxygenase evolution in animals suggests variable, lineage-specific prostaglandin synthesis pathways. Journal of Molecular Evolution. 80: 193-208.
Brannock, P. M., D. S. Waits , J. Sharma , K. M. Halanych. 2014. High-throughput sequencing characterization of intertidal meiofaunal communities in northern Gulf of Mexico (Dauphin Island and Mobile Bay, Alabama). Biological Bulletin 227 161-174.
Brannock, P.M. , M.A. Roberts, and T.J. Hilbish. 2013. Ubiquitous heteroplasmy in Mytilus spp. resulting from disruption in double uniparental inheritance regulation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 480: 131-143.
Gilg, M.R., M. C. Restrepo, R. Walton, P. M. Brannock, T. J. Hilbish, and E. Rodriguez. 2013. Geographic variation in allele frequency of the gamete recognition protein M7 lysin throughout a mosaic blue mussel hybrid zone. Marine Biology. 160: 1737-1750.
Hilbish, T.J., F.P. Lima, P.M. Brannock, E.K. Fly, R.L. Rognstad, and D.S. Wethey. 2012. Change and stasis in marine hybrid zones in response to climate warming. Journal of Biogeography. 39: 676-687.
Wethey, D. S., S. A. Woodin, T. J. Hilbish, S. J. Jones, F. P. Lima, and P. M. Brannock. 2011. Response of intertidal populations to climate change: Effects of extreme events versus long term change. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 400: 132-144.
Brannock, P. M. and T. J. Hilbish. 2010. Hybridization results in high levels of sterility and restricted introgression between invasive and endemic marine blue mussels. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 406: 161-171.
Hilbish, T. J., P. M. Brannock, K. R. Jones, A. B. Smith, B. N. Bullock, and D. S. Wethey. 2010. Historical changes in the distributions of invasive and endemic marine invertebrates are contrary to global warming predictions: the effects of decadal climate oscillations. Journal of Biogeography. 37: 423-431.
Brannock, P. M. , D.S.Wethey, and T. J. Hilbish. 2009. Extensive hybridization with minimal introgression in Mytilus galloprovincialis and M. trossulus in Hokkaido, Japan. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 383:161-171.
Verlaque, M., P.M. Brannock , T. Komatsu, M. Villalard-Bohnsack, and M. Marston. 2005. The genus Grateloupia C. Agardh (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Thau Lagoon (France, Mediterranean): A case study of marine plurispecific introductions. Phycologia. 4: 477-496.
Lennartz, M.R., P.M. Brannock, and J.E. Mazurkiewicz. 2005. Visualization of signal transduction pathways in real time: Protein kinase C and phagocytosis. In: Hacker, G.W. and Tubbs, R.R (eds) Molecular Morphology in Human Tissues: Techniques and Applications . CRC Press, Washington, D.C. 253-74.
Larsen, E.C., T. Ueyama, P.M. Brannock, Y. Shirai, N. Saito, C. Larsson, D. Loegering, P.B. Weber, and M.R. Lennartz. 2002. A role for PKC-ε in FcγR-mediated phagocytosis by RAW 264.7 cells. Journal of Cell Biology. 159: 939-944.
Representative Professional Meeting Presentations
Bik, H.M, P.M. Brannock*, K.M. Halanych, J. Sharma, and W.K. Thomas. (2011) Shifts in marine meiofauna communities in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.(Poster) Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Principal Investigator One Year Update Workshop . St. Petersburg, Florida. *Presenting Author
Brannock, P.M. and T.J. Hilbish. (2011) Mytilus trossulus-M. galloprovincialis hybrid sterility: a common hybrid zone characteristic or unique feature in Hokkaido, Japan? (Oral) Benthic Ecology. Mobile, Alabama.
Brannock, P.M. and T.J. Hilbish. (2010) Hybrid sterility limits introgression between two blue mussel species. (Oral) Evolution. Portland, Oregon.
Brannock, P.M. and T.J. Hilbish. (2009) Breakdown in mitochondrial inheritance within the Mytilus edulis-complex around Hokkaido, Japan. (Oral) Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Boston, Massachusetts.
Brannock, P.M. and T.J. Hilbish. (2009) Gender confusion in mussel beds. (Oral) Benthic Ecology. Corpus Christi, Texas.
Brannock, P.M. and T.J. Hilbish. (2008) Potential breakdown in mitochondrial inheritance within species of the Mytilus edulis-complex around Hokkaido, Japan. (Oral) Evolution. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Brannock, P.M. D.S. Wethey, and T.J. Hilbish. (2007) Monitoring the spread of a worldwide invader: the distribution of native and invading mussels in Northern Japan. (Oral) Association of Southeastern Biologists. Columbia, South Carolina
Brannock, P.M., D.S. Wethey, and T.J. Hilbish. (2007) The geographic distribution of Mytilus galloprovincialis and M. trossulus in Northern Japan: The potential role of temperature. (Oral) Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Phoenix, Arizona.
Awards and Fellowships
2011: Gerald & Antona Wilson Outstanding Graduate Student Fellowship, University of South Carolina
2010: Graduate School Travel Award, University of South Carolina
2010: Marine Science Travel Award, University of South Carolina
2010: College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Travel Award, University of South Carolina
2009: Kathryn Hinnant-Johnson MD Memorial Fellowship, University of South Carolina
2009: William H. Nolte Graduate Assistant Teaching Fellowship, University of South Carolina
2008-2009: Slocum-Lunz Fellowship, Slocum-Lunz Foundation
2008: Elsie Taber Graduate Fellowship, University of South Carolina
2007: Jeffrey Barnesdale Memorial Fellowship, University of South Carolina
2004-2008: Dean Supplement Stipend of Excellent Applicants, University of South Carolina