AMAZING Silk Gene Diversity in the Golden Orb-weaver Spider Genome

Paul L. Babb, PhD

Dept. of Genetics and Dept. of Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The scientific paper in which some of the work described in this talk is here (

Babb, Paul L, Nicholas F Lahens, Sandra M Correa-Garhwal, David N Nicholson, Eun Ji Kim, John B Hogenesch, Matjaz Kuntner, et al. 2017. “The Nephila Clavipes Genome Highlights the Diversity of Spider Silk Genes and Their Complex Expression.” Nat Genet 49 (6): 895–903.