Caitlin McDonough-Goldstein


Postdoc Researcher

 About me

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the enormous variation in traits related to sex and reproduction. I am particular, my work relates to the evolution of interactions that mediate reproductive outcomes in gonochoristic sexually reproducing species. In addition, I also examine how pre-conceptions of sex, gender, and sexuality can influence research and explores theoretical alternatives. 

 Recent publications

McDonough-Goldstein, C.E., Borziak, K., Pitnick, S., Dorus, S. Drosophila female reproductive tract expression reveals coordinated mating responses across tissues and coexpression with the male reproductive system. Accepted, G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

McDonough-Goldstein, C.E., Pitnick, S., Dorus, S. Female mating status influences protein composition of mature Drosophila oocytes. Accepted, Scientific Reports

McCullough, E.L., McDonough, C.E., Pitnick, S. Dorus, S. 2020. Comparative proteomics reveal rapid divergence in post-mating responses of female reproductive tracts in sibling species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287: 20201030

McDonough, C.E.*, Bernhardt, M.L.*, Williams, C.J1. 2020. Mouse strain-dependent egg factors regulate calcium signals at fertilization. Molecular Reproduction & Development, 87 284 – 292 *Authors contributed equally

Monk, J.D.*1, Giglio, E.*, Kamath, A.*, Lambert, M.R.*, McDonough, C.E.* 2019. Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: a novel evolutionary hypothesis. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3: 1622 – 1631 *All authors contributed equally

Tubbs, C. W.1 and McDonough, C. E. 2018. Reproductive impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on wildlife species: implications for conservation of endangered species. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 6, 287 – 304

McDonough, C. E., Whittington, E., Pitnick, S., Dorus, S.1 2016. Proteomics of reproductive systems: insights into the molecular basis of postmating-prezygotic reproductive barriers. Journal of Proteomics, 135, 26 – 37
McDonough, C. E., Martin, M. W., Vance, C. K., Cole, J. A., Kouba, A. J.1 2016. Frequency of exogenous hormone therapy impacts spermiation in male fowler’s toads (Bufo fowleri). Reproduction Fertility & Development, 28, 995 – 1003