Publications

SMack Lab members highlighted in bold
*equal contribution; **corresponding

Pre-prints

McCoy BM*, Brassington L*, Jin K, Dobly GA, Shrager S, Collins D, Dunbar M, Dog Aging Project Consortium, Snyder-Mackler N** (2022). “Social determinants of health and disease in companion dogs: A cohort study from the Dog Aging Project” bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2022.04.08.487645

Sanchez Rosado MR, Marzan-Rivera N, Watowich MM, Pantoja P, Pavez-Foz MA, Siracusa ER, Negron-Del Valle JE, Phillips D, Ruiz-Lambides A, Cayo Biobank Research Unit, Martinez MI, Montague MJ, Platt ML, Higham JP, Brent LJN, Sariol CA, Snyder-Mackler N*  (2021). “Sociodemographic effects on immune cell composition in a free-ranging non-human primate.” bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2021.12.06.471383

Baniel A, Petrullo L, Mercer A, Reitsema L, Sams S, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Snyder-Mackler N** , Lu A** (2021). “Maternal effects on early-life gut microbiome maturation in a wild nonhuman primate.” bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2021.11.06.467515v1 

Peer reviewed

2022

Morrill K, Hekman J, Li X, McClure J, Logan B, Goodman L, Gao M, Dong Y, Alonso M, Carmichael E,  Snyder-Mackler N, Alonso J, Noh HJ, Johnson J, Koltookian M, Lieu C, Megquier K, Swofford R, Turner-Maier J, White ME, Weng Z, Colubri A, Genereux DP, Lord KA, Karlsson EK (2022). “Ancestry-inclusive dog genomics challenges popular breed stereotypes.” Science. doi: 10.1126/science.abk0639

Testard C, Brent LJN, Andersson J, Chiou KL, Negron-Del Valle JE, DeCasien AR, Acevedo-Ithier A, Stock MK, Antón SC, Gonzalez O, Walker CS, Foxlet S, Compo NR, Bauman S, Ruiz-Lambides AV, Martinez MI, Skene JHP, Horvath JE, Cayo Biobank Research Unit, Higham JP, Miller K, Snyder-Mackler N, Montague MJ, Platt ML, Sallet J (2022). “Social connections predict brain structure in a multidimensional free-ranging primate society.” Science Advances. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abl5794

Chiou KL, Janiak MC, Schneider-Crease I, Sen S, Ayele Ferehiwot, Chuma IS, Knauf S, Lemma A, Signore AV, D’Ippolito AM, Abebe B, Haile AA, Kebede F, Fashing PJ, Nguyen N, McCann C, Houck ML, Wall JD, Burrell AS, Bergey CM, Rogers J, Phillips-Conroy JE, Jolly CJ, Melin AD, Storz JF, Lu A, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Snyder-Mackler N** (2022). “Genomic signatures of high-altitude adaptation and chromosomal polymorphism in geladas.Nature Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01703-4. preprint: 10.1101/2021.09.01.458582; behind the paper blog post

Feder J, Beehner JC, Baniel A, Bergman TJ,  Snyder-Mackler N, Lu A (2022) “Social drivers of maturation age in female geladas.” Behavioral Ecology. doi: 10.1093/beheco/arac028

Siracusa E, Higham JP, Snyder-Mackler N, Brent LJN (2022). “Social ageing: Exploring the drivers of late-life changes in social behaviour in mammals.” Biology Letters. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2021.0643

Sloan E, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Lu A, Snyder-Mackler N, Jacquemyn H (2022) “Effects of climate variability on the demography of wild geladas.” Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.8759

Watowich MM, Chiou KL, Montague MJ, Cayo Biobank Research Unit, Simons ND, Horvath JE, Ruiz-Lambides AV, Martínez MI, Higham JP, Brent LJN, Platt ML, Snyder-Mackler N** (2022) “Natural disaster and immunological aging in a nonhuman primate.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.2121663119

Petrullo L, Baniel A, Jorgensen MJ, Sams S, Snyder-Mackler N, Lu A (2022). “The early life microbiota mediates maternal effects on offspring growth in a nonhuman primate.” iScience, doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103948. preprint: 10.1101/2021.05.11.443657

DeLacey PM, Perlman RF, Sen S, Schneider-Crease I, Chiou KL, Lemma A, Ayele F, Higham JP, Lu A, Snyder-Mackler N, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ (2022). “Assessing male gelada chest patches: color measurement and physiological mechanisms.” Mammalian Biology, doi: 10.1007/s42991-021-00211-5.

2021

Snyder-Mackler N**, Snyder-Mackler L (2021). “Holistic Rehabilitation: Biological Embedding of Social Adversity and its Health Implications.” Physical Therapy Journal, pzab245, doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzab245

Ruple A, MacLean E, Snyder-Mackler N, Creevy KE, Promislow D (2021). “Dog Models of Aging” Annual Reviews of Animal Biosciences, 2022:10, doi: 10.1146/annurev-animal-051021-080937

Schneider-Crease I, Blackwell AD, Kraft TS, Thompson ME, Suarez IM, Cummings DK, Stieglitz J, Snyder-Mackler N, Gurven M, Kaplan H, Trumble BC (2021). “Helminth infection is associated with dampened cytokine responses to viral and bacterial stimulations in Tsimane hunger-horticulturalists” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. preprint: 10.1101/2021.09.29.462428, doi: 10.1093/emph/eoab035

Johnson CSC, Shively CA, Michalson KT, Lea AJ, DeBo RJ, Howard TD, Hawkins GA, Appt SE, Liu Y, McCall CE, Herrington D, Register TC**,  Snyder-Mackler N** (2021). “Divergent effects of Western and Mediterranean diets on behavior and monocyte polarization.” eLife,  10:e68293 doi: 10.7554/eLife.68293.

Pavez-Fox MA, Negron-Del Valle JE, Thompson IJ, Walker CS, Bauman SE, Gonzalez O, Compo N, Ruiz-Lambides A, Martinez MI, Platt ML, Montague MJ, Higham JP, Snyder-Mackler N, Brent LJN (2021). “Sociality predicts individual variation in the immunity of free-ranging rhesus macaques.” Physiology and Behavior 241:113560doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2021.113560.

Miller CM, Snyder-Mackler N, Nguyen N, Fashing PJ, Tung J, Wroblewski EE,  Gustison ML, Wilson ML (2021). “Extragroup paternity in gelada monkeys, Theropithecus gelada, at Guassa, Ethiopia and a comparison with other primates.” Animal Behaviour, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.05.008.

Tinsley Johnson E*, Feder JA*, Bergman TJ, Lu A, Snyder-Mackler N**, Beehner JC** (2021). “The Goldilocks Effect: Female geladas in mid-sized groups have higher fitness.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0820.

Testard C, Larson SM, Watowich MM, Kaplinsky CH, Bernau A, Faulder M, Marshall HH, Lehmann J, Ruiz-Lambides AV, Higham JP, Montague MJ, Snyder-Mackler N, Platt ML, Brent LJN (2021). “Rhesus macaques build new social connections after a natural disaster.” Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.03.029

Baniel A, Amato KR, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Mercer A, Perlman RF, Petrullo L, Reitsema L, Sams S, Lu A**, Snyder-Mackler N** (2021). “Seasonal shifts in the gut microbiome indicate plastic responses to diet in wild geladas.” Microbiome  9:26. doi: 10.1186/s40168-020-00977-9

2020

Shively CA, Appt SE, Chen H, Day SM, Shaltout HA, Silverstein-Meltzer MG, Snyder-Mackler, Uberseder B, Vitolins MZ, Register TC (2020). “Mediterranean diet, stress resilience, and aging in a nonhuman primate.” Neurobiology of Stress, doi: 10.1016/j.ynstr.2020.100254

Lu A, Feder JA, Snyder-Mackler N, Bergman TJ, Beehner JC (2020). “Male-mediated maturation in a wild primate.” Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.003 preprint: 10.1101/2020.05.25.114934

Chiou KL, Montague MJ, Goldman EA, Watowich MM, Sams SN, Song J, Horvath JE, Sterner KN, Ruiz-Lambides AV, Martinez MI, Higham JP, Brent LJN, Platt ML, Snyder-Mackler N** (2020). “Rhesus macaques as a tractable physiological model of human ageing.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367:11. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0612 preprint: 10.1101/2020.06.10.143669v1 

Emery Thompson M, Rosati AG, Snyder-Mackler N (2020). “Insights from evolutionarily relevant models of human ageing. ” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367:11. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0605

Snyder-Mackler N, Burger JR, Gaydosh L, Belsky D, Noppert GA, Campos FA, Bartolomucci A, Yang YC, Aiello AE, O’Rand A, Mullan Harris K, Shively CA, Albert SC, Tung J (2020). “Social determinants of health and survival in humans and other animals.” Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aax9553

Gnanadesikan GE, Hare B, Snyder-Mackler N, MacLean EL (2020). “Estimating the heritability of cognitive traits across dog breeds reveals highly heritable inhibitory control and communication factors.” Animal Cognition, doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01400-4

Gnanadesikan GE, Hare B, Snyder-Mackler N, Call J, Kaminski J, Miklosi A, MacLean EL (2020). “Breed differences in dog cognition associated with brain-expressed genes and neurological functions.” Integrative & Comparative Biology, doi: 10.1093/icb/icaa112

Schneider-Crease I, Beehner JC,  Bergman T, Gomery M, Koklic L, Lu A, Snyder-Mackler N** (2020). “Ecology eclipses phylogeny as a major driver of nematode parasite community structure in an herbivorous primate.” Functional Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13603.

Amato KR, Kuthyar S, Ekanayake-Weber M, Salmi R, Snyder-Mackler N, Wijayathunga L, Vandercone R, Lu A (2020). “Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Conservation of Endangered Langurs in Sri Lanka.” Biotropica, doi: 10.1111/btp.12805.

Watowich MM, MacLean EL, Hare B, Call J, Kaminski J, Miklosi A, Snyder-Mackler N** (2020). “Age influences domestic dog cognitive performance independent of average breed lifespan.” Animal Cognition, doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01385-0

2019

Ellis S, Snyder-Mackler N, Ruiz-Lambides A, Platt ML, Brent LJN (2019). “Deconstructing sociality: the types of social connections that predict longevity in a group-living primate.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1991

Fisher J, Higham JP, Alberts SC, Barrett L, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ, Carter AJ, Collins A, Elton S, Fagot J, Ferreira da Silva MJ, Hammerschmidt K, Henzi P, Jolly CJ, Knauf S, Kopp GH, Dogers J, Roos C, Ross C, Seyfarth RM, Silk J, Snyder-Mackler N, Staedele V, Swedell L, Wilson ML, Zinner D (2019). “Insights into the evolution of social systems and species from baboon studies.” eLife, 8:e50989. doi: 10.7554/eLife.50989

Schneider-Crease I, Chiou KL, Snyder-Mackler N, Bergman TJ, Beehner JC, Lu A (2019). “Beyond infant death: the hidden costs of male immigration in geladas.” Animal Behaviour, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.11.010

Sanz J, Maurizio PL, Snyder-Mackler N, Simons ND, Voyles TP, Kohn JN, Michopoulos V, Wilson ME, Tung J*, Barreiro LB* (2019). “Social history and exposure to pathogen signals modulate social status effects on gene regulation in rhesus macaques.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1820846116.

MacLean E*, Snyder-Mackler N*,  vonHoldt B, Serpell J (2019). “Highly heritable and functionally relevant breed differences in dog behavior.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0716 (

Lu A, Petrullo L, Carerra S, Feder J, Schneider-Crease I, Snyder-Mackler N (2019). “Developmental Responses to Early-Life Adversity: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives.” Evolutionary Anthropology, doi:10.1002/evan.21791

Petrullo L, Jorgensen MJ, Snyder-Mackler N, Lu A (2019). “Composition and stability of the vervet monkey milk microbiome.” American Journal of Primatology. e22982; doi: 10.1002/ajp.22982

Debray R*, Snyder-Mackler N*, Kohn JN, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J (2019). “Social integration predicts mitochondrial DNA copy number in rhesus macaques.” 

2018

Snyder-Mackler N​, Sanz J, Kohn JN, Voyles TN, Pique-Regi R, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J (2018) “Social status alters chromatin accessibility and the gene regulatory response to glucocorticoid stimulation in rhesus macaques.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  doi:10.1073/pnas.1811758115

Snyder-Mackler N*  & Lea AJ* (2018). “Functional genomic insights into the environmental determinants of mammalian fitness.” Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2018.08.001

Ramos-Fernandez GKing AJ, Beehner JCBergman TJCrofoot MC, Di Fiore A, Lehmann JSchaffner CM, Snyder-Mackler N, Zuberbühler K, Aureli F, Boye D (2018). “Quantifying uncertainty due to fission–fusion dynamics as a component of social complexity.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.  285; doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0532

Madlon-Kay S, Montague MJ, Brent LJN, Ellis S, Zhong B, Snyder-Mackler N, Horvath JE, Skene JHP, Platt ML (2018). “Weak effects of common genetic variation in oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes on rhesus macaque social behavior.” American Journal of Primatology. doi:10.1002/ajp.22873

Tinsley Johnson E, Snyder-Mackler N, Lu A, Bergman TJ, Beehner JC (2018). “Social and ecological drivers of reproductive seasonality in geladas.” Behavioral Ecology. 29:3, 574–588. doi: 10.1093/beheco/ary008

2017

Belsky D and Snyder-Mackler N (2017). “Invited Commentary: Integrating Genomics and Social Epidemiology—Analysis of Late-Life Low Socioeconomic Status and the Conserved Transcriptional Response to Adversity” American Journal of Epidemiology, doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx145

Snyder-Mackler N and Tung J (2017). “Vasopressin and the neurogenetics of parental care”(“Spotlight” article on Bendesky et al. 2017, NatureNeuron, 94:1, 9–11, doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.06.027 (* not peer-reviewed)

Schneider-Crease I, Griffin RH, Gomery MA, Dorny P, Noh JC, Handali S, Chastain HM, Wilkins PP, Nunn CL, Snyder-Mackler N, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ (2017). “Non-invasive diagnosis of endemic Taenia serialis infection in a wild primate population” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005709.

2010-2016

Snyder-Mackler N, Pappano DJ (2016). Gelada (Theropithecus). In The International Encyclopedia of Primatology.  John Wiley & Sons, doi:10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0252

Snyder-Mackler N​*, Sanz J*, Kohn JN, Brinkworth JF, Morrow S, Shaver AO, Grenier J-C, Pique-Regi R, Johnson ZP, Wilson ME, Barreiro LB, Tung J (2016) “Social status alters immune regulation and response to infection in macaques” Science, 354:6315, 1041-1045, doi: 10.1126/science.aah3580.

Kohn JN, Snyder-Mackler N, Barreiro LB, Johnson ZP, Tung J, Wilson ME (2016) “Dominance rank causally affects personality and glucocorticoid regulation in female rhesus macaques” Psychoneuroendocrinology, 74, 179-188, doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2016.09.005.

Wall JD, Schlebusch SA, Alberts SC, Cox L, Snyder-Mackler N, Nevonen K, Carbone L, Tung J (2016) “Genome-wide ancestry and divergence patterns from low-coverage sequencing data reveal a complex history of admixture in wild baboons” Molecular Ecology, 25:14, 3469-3483, doi: 10.1111/mec.13684.

Snyder-Mackler N, Majoros B, Yuan ML, Shaver AO, Gordon JB, Kopp GH, Schlebusch SA, Wall JD, Alberts SC, Mukherjee S, Zhou S, Tung J (2016) “Efficient genome-wide sequencing and low coverage pedigree analysis from non-invasively collected samples.” Genetics, 203:2, 699-714, doi: 10.1534/genetics.116.187492.

Charruau P, Johnston R, Stahler DR, Lea AJ, Snyder-Mackler N, Smith DW, vonHoldt BM, Cole SW, Tung J, Wayne RK (2016) “Pervasive effects of aging on gene expression in wild wolves” Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33:8, 1967-1978, doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw072.

Snyder-Mackler N, Kohn JN, Barreiro LB, Johnson ZP, Wilson ME, & Tung J (2016) – “Social status drives social relationships in groups of unrelated female rhesus macaques.” Animal Behaviour, 111, 307-317, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.10.033.

Snyder-Mackler N, Alberts SC, & Bergman TJ (2014) – “The socio-genetics of a complex society: Female gelada monkey relatedness patterns mirror association patterns in a multi-level society” Molecular Ecology, 23:24, 6179-6191, doi: 10.1111/mec.12987.

Snyder-Mackler N, Somel M, & Tung J (2014) – “Shared signatures of social stress and aging in PBMC gene expression profiles.” Aging Cell,13:5, 954-957, doi: 10.1111/acel.12239.

Tinsley Johnson E*, Snyder-Mackler N*, Beehner JC & Bergman TJ (2014) – “Kinship and dominance rank influence the strength of social bonds in female geladas” International Journal of Primatology, 35:1, 288-304, doi:10.1007/s10764-013-9733-5.

Scheider-Crease I*, Snyder-Mackler N*, Jarvey JC & Bergman TJ (2013) – “Molecular identification of Taenia serialis coenurosis in a wild Ethiopian gelada (Theropithecus gelada)” Veterinary Parasitology, 198:1-2, 240-243, doi: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2013.08.015.

Le Roux, A, Snyder-Mackler N, Roberts EK, Beehner JC & Bergman TJ (2013) – “Evidence for tactical concealment in a wild primate” Nature Communications, 4:1462, doi: 10.1038/ncomms2468.

Snyder-Mackler N, Alberts SC & Bergman TJ (2012) – “Concessions of an alpha male? Cooperative defence and shared reproduction in multi-male primate groups.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279:1743, 3788-3795. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.0842.

Pappano DJ*, Snyder-Mackler N*, Bergman TJ & Beehner JC (2012) – “Social predators in a multi-level society” Animal Behaviour, 84:3, 653-658. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.06.021.

Snyder-Mackler N, Beehner JC, Bergman TJ (2012) – “Defining higher levels in the multilevel societies of geladas (Theropithecus gelada)” International Journal of Primatology – 33:5, 1054:1068. doi: 10.1007/s10764-012-9584-5.

Gersick AS, Snyder-Mackler N, White DJ (2012) – “Ontogeny of social skills: social complexity improves mating and competitive strategies in male brown-headed cowbirds” Animal Behaviour, 83:5, 1171–1177. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.02.005.

White DJ, Gersick AS & Snyder-Mackler N (2012) – “Social networks and the development of social skills in cowbirds.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 367:1597, 1892-1900. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0223.

Snyder-Mackler N & White DJ (2011). “The developmental ecology of acoustic sensitivities: reactions to song playbacks by male cowbirds change across their first year of life.” Behaviour, 148:7, 747-764. doi: 10.1163/000579511X575951.

White DJ, Gersick AS, Freed-Brown SG & Snyder-Mackler N (2010). “The ontogeny of social skills: experimental increases in social complexity enhance reproductive success in adult cowbirds.” Animal Behavior, 79:2, 385-390. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.11.014.

* denotes co-first authorship.

Dog Aging Project Consortium papers