Black, A. J., Ravi, S., Jefferson, L. S., Kimball, S. R., Schilder, R. J. Dietary fat quantity and type induces transcriptome-wide effects on alternative splicing of pre-mRNA in rat skeletal muscle. Journal of Nutrition (Accepted 06/28/17)

Schilder, R. J., Raynor, M. Molecular plasticity and functional enhancements of leg muscles in response to hypergravity in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. The Journal of Experimental Biology (Accepted 07/24/17)


Bybee, Seth*; Córdoba-Aguilar, Alex; Duryea, M. ; Futahashi, Ryo; Hansson, Bengt; Lorenzo-Carballa, M.; Schilder, Ruud; Stoks, Robby; Suvorov, Anton; Svensson, Erik; Swaegers, Janne; Takahashi, Yuma; Watts, Phillip; Wellenreuther, Maren. Odonates as a bridge between ecology and evolutionary genomics. (Accepted 09/16/16) -- *alphabetically-listed authors

Schilder R. (2016). (How) do animals know how much they weigh?. The Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1275-1282; doi: 10.1242/jeb.120410 -- invited review


Ravi S., R. J. Schilder, A. Berg, S. R. Kimball (2015). Effects of Age and Hindlimb Immobilization and Remobilization on Fast Troponin T Precursor mRNA Alternative Splicing in Rat Gastrocnemius Muscle. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 41(2): 142-149

Coble J.*, R. J. Schilder*, A. Berg, M. Drummond, B. B. Rasmussen, S. R. Kimball (2015). Influence of ageing and essential amino acids on quantitative patterns of troponin T alternative splicing in human skeletal muscle. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 40(8):788-96 -- *shared first author

Ravi S., Schilder R., Kimball S. (2015). Role of Pre-mRNA Splicing in Nutrient-Induced Alterations in Gene Expression and Metabolism. Journal of Nutrition. Mar 11. pii: jn203216. [Epub ahead of print] --invited review


Zera, A J, C. Wehrkamp, R. Schilder, C. Black, and P. Gribben (2014). Purification and Characterization of 6-Phosphogluconate Dehydrogenase From the Wing-Polymorphic Cricket, Gryllus Firmus, and Assessment of Causes of Morph-Differences in Enzyme Activity. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cbpb.2014.04.001

N. N. Vellichirammal, A. J. Zera, R. J. Schilder, C. Wehrkamp, J-J. M. Riethoven, J. A. Brisson (2014). De novo transcriptome assembly and morph-specific gene expression profiling of the wing polymorphic cricket Gryllus firmus. PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082129.


A. Kelleher, S. R. Kimball, M.D. Dennis, R. J. Schilder, L. S. Jefferson (2013). The repressors of mTORC1 signaling, REDD1 and REDD2, are rapidly induced in skeletal muscle of an immobilized rat hindlimb. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism 304(2): E229-36.

J. H. Marden, H. W. Fescemeyer, R. J. Schilder, W. R. Doerfler, C. W. Wheat (2013). Genetic variation in HIF signalling underlies quantitative variation in life history traits within lowland populations.Evolution 67(4): 1105-111 -- cover


R. J. Schilder, S. R. Kimball, L. S. Jefferson (2012). Cell-autonomous regulation of fast Troponin T pre-mRNA alternative splicing in response to mechanical stretch. American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology 303(3):C298-307.


R. J. Schilder, A. J. Zera, C. Black, M. Hoidal, and P. Gribben (2011). The biochemical basis of life history adaptation: Molecular and enzymological causes of NADP+-isocitrate dehydrogenase activity differences between morphs of Gryllus firmus that differ in lipid biosynthesis and life history. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 3381-93.

R. J. Schilder, S. R. Kimball, J. H. Marden, and L. S. Jefferson (2011). Body weight-dependent troponin T alternative splicing is evolutionarily conserved from insects to mammals and partially impaired in skeletal muscle of obese rats. The Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1523-1532.


R. J. Schilder, J. H. Marden (2007). Parasites, proteomics, and performance: effects of gregarine gut parasites on dragonfly flight muscle composition and function. The Journal of Experimental Biology 210, 4298-4306.

R. J. Schilder, J. H. Marden (2007). Metabolic syndrome in insects triggered by gut microbes. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 1, 794-796.


R. J. Schilder, J. H. Marden (2006). Metabolic syndrome and obesity in an insect. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 103, 18805-18809.


R. J. Schilder, J. H. Marden (2004). A hierarchical analysis of the scaling of force and power output by dragonfly flight motors. The Journal of Experimental Biology 207, 767-776.

Other publications

Schilder, R. (2007). Bee plump. New Scientist 194 (2008), p73.

Schilder, R. J. (2006). Mechanics, Metabolism and Menosporinae: an integrative analysis of dragonfly flight performance. PDF