Emily Rivard

Emily Rivard

Graduate Student



B.A., Biology. College of the Holy Cross. Worcester MA, USA.

Research Interests:

Emily is interested in the functional evolution of germ line specification mechanisms.

Publications while at Extavour Lab:

Evolution of a cytoplasmic determinant: evidence for the biochemical basis of functional evolution of the novel germ line regulator Oskar. Blondel, L., Besse, S. Rivard, E., Ylla, G. and Extavour, C.G. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 39(12):5491-5513 (2021). [PubMed]

Other Publications:

Rivard E.L., Ludwig A.G., Patel P.H., Grandchamp A., Arnold S.E., Berger A., Scott E.M., Kelly B.J., Mascha G.C., Bornberg-Bauer E., Findlay G.D. 2021. A putative de novo evolved gene required for spermatid chromatin condensation in Drosophila melanogasterPLOS Genetics 17(9): e1009787. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1009787.