Bold indicates graduate students or undergraduate students


Mathis, VL, MS Ascunce, KG Logan-Lopez, RW DeYoung, RL Honeycutt, KV Olson, G Kassau, NJ Silvy, and DL Reed. 2017. Insights into the genetic origins of white-tailed deer on the Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay. Caribbean Naturalist. PDF

Speer, KA, BJ Petronio, NB Simmons, R Richey, K Magrini, JA Soto-Centeno, and DL Reed. 2017. Population structure of a widespread bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) in an island system. Ecology and Evolution 7: 7585-7598.

Boyd, BM, JM Allen, NP Nguyen, P Vachaspati, ZS Quicksall, T Warnow, L Mugisha, KP Johnson, and DL Reed. 2017. Primates, lice and bacteria: speciation and genome evolution in the symbionts of Hominid lice. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34(7): 1743-1757.

Allen, JM, BM Boyd, NP Nguyen, P Vachaspati, T Warnow, DI Huang, PGS Grady, KC Bell, QCB Cronk, L Mugisha, BR Pittendrigh, MS Leonardi, DL Reed, and KP Johnson. 2017. Phylogenomics from whole genome sequences using aTRAM. Systematic Biology.


Allen, JM, JG Burleigh, JE Light, and DL Reed. 2016. Effects of 16S rDNA sampling on estimates of the number of endosymbiont lineages in sucking lice. PeerJ 4: e2187.

Boyd, BM, JM Allen, R Koga, T Fukatsu, AD Sweet, KP Johnson, and DL Reed. 2016. Two bacterial genera, Sodalis and Rickettsia, associated with the seal louse Proechinophthirus fluctus (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(11): 3185-3197.


Reed, DL, JM Allen, MA Toups, BM Boyd, and MS Ascunce. 2015. The study of primate evolution from a lousy perspective In Parasite diversity and diversification (S Morand, BR Krasnov, and DTJ Littlewood, eds.) Cambridge University Press


Boyd, BM, JM Allen, V de Crécy-Lagard, and DL Reed.  2014.  Genome sequence of Candidatus riesia pediculischaeffi, endosymbiont of chimpanzee lice, and genomic comparison of recently acquired endosymbionts from human and chimpanzee lice.  Genes, Genomes, and Genetics. 4(11): 2189-2195.

Johnson, KP, JM Allen, BP Olds, L Mugisha, DL Reed, KN Paige, and BR Pittendrigh. 2014. Rates of genomic divergence in humans, chimpanzees and their lice. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1777), 20132174.

Toloza, AC, MS Ascunce, DL Reed, and MI Picollo.  2014.  Geographical distribution of pyrethroid resistance allele frequency in head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) from Argentina.  Journal of Medical Entomology.  51(1): 139-144.


Ascunce, MS, J Fane, G Kassu, AC Toloza, MI Picollo, A González-Oliver, and DL Reed. 2013.  Mitochondrial diversity in human head louse populations across the Americas.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152:118-129.

Smith, WA, KF Oakeson, KP Johnson, DL Reed, T Carter, KL Smith, R Koga, T Fukatsu,  DH Clayton, and C Dale.  2013.  Phylogenetic analysis of symbionts in feather-feeding lice of the genus Columbicola: evidence for repeated symbiont replacements. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:109.

Soto-Centeno, JA, LN Barrow, JM Allen, and DL Reed. 2013.  Re-evaluation of a classic phylogeographic barrier: New techniques reveal the influence of microgeographic climate variation on population divergence.  Ecology and Evolution 3(6):1603-1613 (Open Access).

Ascunce, MS, MA Toups, G Kassu, J Fane, K Scholl, and DL Reed.  2013.  Nuclear genetic diversity in human lice (Pediculus humanus) reveals continental differences and high inbreeding among worldwide populations.  PLoS ONE 8(2):e57619 (Open Access).


Hong, JC, DJ Norman, DL Reed, MT Momol, JB Jones. 2012. Diversity among Ralstonia solanacearum strains isolated from the Southeastern United States. Phytopathology. 102(10):924-936.

Pino, JL, MS Ascunce, DL Reed, and JP Hugot. 2012. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the endangered Laotian rock-rat (Laonastes aenigmamus) using 454-sequencing technology. Conservation Genetic Resources 4:999-1002.

Scholl, K, JM Allen, FH Leendertz, CA Chapman, and DL Reed. 2012 Variable microsatellite loci for population genetic analysis of old world monkey lice (Pedicinus sp.). Journal of Parasitology 98(5):930-937.

Boyd, BM, and DL Reed. 2012. Taxonomy of lice and their endosymbiotic bacteria in the post-genomic era. Infectious Disease and Microbiology. 18(4):324-331.


Gonzalez, SC, JA Soto-Centeno, and DL Reed. 2011. Population distribution models: species distribution models are better modeled using biologically relevant data partitions. BMC Ecology 11:20.

Reed, DL, RW Currier, SF Walton, M Conrad, SA Sullivan, JM Carlton, TD Read, A Severini, S Tyler, R Eberle, WE Johnson, G Silvestri, IN Clarke, T Lagergård, SA Lukehart, M Unemo, WM Shafer, RP Beasley, T Bergström, P Norberg, AJ Davison, PM Sharp, BH Hahn, and J Blomberg. 2011. The evolution of infectious agents in relation to sex in animals and humans: brief discussions of some individual organisms. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1230(1):74-107.

Toups, MA, A Kitchen, JE Light, and DL Reed. 2011. Origin of clothing lice indicates early clothing use by anatomically modern humans in Africa. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28(1):29-32.


Light, JE, VS Smith, JM Allen, LA Durden, and DL Reed. 2010. Evolutionary history of mammalian sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10:292.

Kirkness, EF et al. (with 50+ coauthors including DL Reed). 2010. Genome sequences of the human body louse and its primary endosymbiont: insights into the permanent parasitic lifestyle. PNAS (available online). See Nature News, Discover Magazine.

Wenjun, Li, G Ortiz, G Gimenez, DL Reed, B Pittendrigh, and D Raoult. 2010. Genotyping of human lice suggests multiple emergences of body lice from local head louse populations. PLoS: Neglected Tropical Diseases 4(3):e641.


Reed, DL, MA Toups, JE Light, JM Allen, and S Flanagin. 2009. Lice and other parasites as markers of primate evolutionary history. In Primate Parasite Ecology: The Dynamics and Study of Host-Parasite Relationships (Colin Chapman and Mike Huffman, eds). Cambridge University Press.

Allen, JM, JE Light, MA Perotti, HR Braig, and DL Reed. 2009. Mutational meltdown in primary endosymbionts: selection limits Müller’s Ratchet. PLoS One 4(3):e4969.

Perotti, MA, EF Kirkness, DL Reed, and HR Braig. 2009. Endosymbionts of lice in insect symbiosis, 3rd Vol., K Bourtzis and T Miller, eds. Oxford University Press.

Light, JE, and DL Reed. 2009. Multigene analysis of phylogenetic relationships and divergence times of primate sucking lice (Phthiraptera: Anoplura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50:376-390.


Light, JE, JM Allen, LM Long, T Carter, L Barrow, G Suren, D Raoult, and DL Reed. 2008. Geographic distributions and origins of human head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) based on mitochondrial data. Journal of Parasitology 94(6):1275-1281.

Light, JE, MA Toups, and DL Reed. 2008. What’s in a name: the taxonomic status of human head and body lice. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 47(3):1203-1216.

Raoult*, D, DL Reed*, K Dittmar, JJ Kirchman, JM Rolain, S Guillen, and JE Light. 2008. Molecular identification of pre-Columbian mummy lice. Journal of Infectious Diseases. *Authors contributed equally to the work. Press coverage at NY Times. 


Johnson, KP, DL Reed, SL Hammond Parker, D Kim, and DH Clayton. 2007. Phylogenetic analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genes supports species groups for Columbicola (Insecta: Phthiraptera). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 45:506-518

Reed, DL, JE Light, JM Allen, and JJ Kirchman. 2007. Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: The evolutionary history of Anthropoid primate lice. BMC Biology 5 (7). See write-ups in the NY Times and The Loom.

Perotti, MA, JM Allen, DL Reed, and HR Braig. 2007. Host-symbiont interaction of the primary endosymbiont of human head and body lice. FASEB Journal 21 (4) 1058-1066.

Allen, JM, DL Reed, MA Perotti, and HR Braig. 2007. Evolutionary relationships of Candidatus Riesia spp. endosymbiotic Enterobacteriaceae living within hematophagous primate lice. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73 (5): 1659-1664.


Reed, DL, VS Smith, SL Hammond, AR Rogers, and DH Clayton. 2004. Genetic analysis of human lice supports direct contact between modern and archaic humans. Public Library of Science (PLoS) – Biology. 2 (11): e340.

Cummings, MP., SA Handley, DS Myers, DL Reed, A Rokas, and K Winka. 2003. Comparing bootstrap and posterior probability values in the four-taxon case. Systematic Biology. 53(4):477-487.

Hafner, MS, JW Demastes, TA Spradling, and DL Reed. 2003. Cophylogeny between pocket gophers and chewing lice. In Tangled trees: phylogenies, cospeciation and coevolution, (RDM Page, ed.). University of Chicago Press.

Reed, DL, and MS Hafner. 2002. Phylogenetic analysis of bacterial communities associated with ectoparasitic chewing lice of pocket gophers: A culture-independent approach. Microbial Ecology.

Reed, DL, M deGravelle, and K Carpenter. 2002. Molecular systematics of the jacks (Perciformes: Carangidae) based on mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences using Parsimony, Likelihood, and Bayesian approaches. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 23(3):513-524.

Lo Galbo, AM, KE Carpenter, and DL Reed. 2002. Evolution of trophic types in emperor fishes (Lethrinus, Lethrinidae, Percoidei) based on cytochrome b gene sequence variation. Journal of Molecular Evolution 54:754-762.

Demastes, JW, TA Spradling, MS Hafner, and DL Reed. 2002. Systematics and phylogeography of pocket gophers in the genera Cratogeomys and Pappogeomys. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 22(1):144-154.

Reed, DL, MJ deGravelle, and KE Carpenter. 2001. Molecular systematics of Selene (Perciformes: Carangidae) based on cytochrome b sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21(3):468-475.

Reed, DL, BR Moyer, and DH Clayton. 2001. Risk that websites could break code of anonymity. Correspondence section of Nature. 413:347.

Reed, DL, S Allen, and MS Hafner. 2000. Mammal hair diameter as a possible mechanism for host specialization in chewing lice. Journal of Mammalogy 81:999-1007.

Reed, DL, S Allen, MS Hafner, and M Babin. 2000. Spatial partitioning of host habitat by ectoparasitic chewing lice of the genera Geomydoecus and Thomomydoecus (Phthiraptera: Trichodectidae). Journal of Parasitology 86(5):951-955.

Morand, S, MS Hafner, RDM Page, and DL Reed. 2000. Comparative body size relationships in pocket gophers and their chewing lice. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 70(2):239-249.

Reed, DL, and MS Hafner. 1997. Host specificity of chewing lice on pocket gophers: a potential mechanism for cospeciation. Journal of Mammalogy, 78:655-660.