Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Ryan Schott

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department / Division

HBSc, High Distinction, Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

MSc, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto

PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto


Research Interests

Molecular Evolution, Genomics, Sensory Biology


Gemmel NJ, … RK Schott, … Ngatiwai Trust Board [60 authors total]. 2019. The tuatara genome: insights into vertebrate evolution from the sole survivor of an ancient reptilian order. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/867069

Schott RK, N Bhattacharyya, BSW Chang. 2019. Evolutionary signatures of photoreceptor transmutation in geckos reveal potential adaptation and convergence with snakes. Evolution 73: 1958–1971

Schott RK, A Van Nynatten, DC Card, TA Castoe, BSW Chang. 2018. Shifts in selective pressures on snake phototransduction genes associated with photoreceptor transmutation and dim-light ancestry. Molecular Biology and Evolution 35: 1376–1389

Schott RK, B Panesar, DC Card, M Preston, TA Castoe, BSW Chang. 2017. Targeted capture of complete coding regions across divergent species. Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 398–414

Schott RK, J Müller, CGY Yang, N Bhattacharyya, N Chan, M Xu, JM Morrow, A-H Ghenu, ER Loew, V Tropepe, BSW Chang. 2016. Evolutionary transformation of rod photoreceptors in the all-cone retina of a diurnal garter snake. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113: 356–361.