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William Gilly

William Gilly

Professor of Biology

Academic Appointments

Professor, Biology
Member, Bio-X
Member, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
Affiliate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Co-Director, SURMAR/ASIMAR (The Ocean Foundation) (2008 - Present)
External Advisory Board member, Puerto Rico Center for Enviornmental Neuroscience (PRCEN), Univ. Puerto Rico (2012 - Present)
Board member, Western Flyer Foundation (2016 - Present)

Professional Education

Postdoctoral, University of Pennsylvania, Biology, Physiology (1979)
PhD, Washington University School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics (1978)
BSE, Princeton University, Electrical Engineering (1972)

Publications

Robinson, C. J., Gomez-Gutierrez, J., Markaida, U., & Gilly, W. F. (2016). Prolonged decline of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) landings in the Gulf of California is associated with chronically low wind stress and decreased chlorophyll a after El Nino 2009-2010. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 173, 128–138.

Rosen, H., Gilly, W., Bell, L., Abernathy, K., & Marshall, G. (2015). Chromogenic behaviors of the Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) studied in situ with an animal-borne video package. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 265–275.

Hanifin, C. T., & Gilly, W. F. (2015). Evolutionary history of a complex adaptation: Tetrodotoxin resistance in salamanders. EVOLUTION, 69(1), 232–244.

Stewart, J. S., Field, J. C., Markaida, U., & Gilly, W. F. (2013). Behavioral ecology of jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) in relation to oxygen minimum zones. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART II-TOPICAL STUDIES IN OCEANOGRAPHY, 95, 197–208.

Hoving, H.-J. T., Gilly, W. F., Markaida, U., Benoit-Bird, K. J., Brown, Z. W., Daniel, P., … Campos, B. (2013). Extreme plasticity in life-history strategy allows a migratory predator (jumbo squid) to cope with a changing climate. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 19(7), 2089–2103.

Gilly, W. F., Beman, J. M., Litvin, S. Y., & Robison, B. H. (2013). Oceanographic and biological effects of shoaling of the oxygen minimum zone. Annual Review of Marine Science, 5, 393–420.

Gilly, W. F., Zeidberg, L. D., Booth, J. A. T., Stewart, J. S., Marshall, G., Abernathy, K., & Bell, L. E. (2012). Locomotion and behavior of Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas, in relation to natural hypoxia in the Gulf of California, Mexico. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 215(18), 3175–3190.

Benoit-Bird, K. J., & Gilly, W. F. (2012). Coordinated nocturnal behavior of foraging jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 455, 211–228.

Elliger, C. A., Richmond, T. A., Lebaric, Z. N., PIERCE, N. T., Sweedler, J. V., & Gilly, W. F. (2011). Diversity of conotoxin types from Conus californicus reflects a diversity of prey types and a novel evolutionary history. TOXICON, 57(2), 311–322.

Gilly, W. F., Richmond, T. A., Duda, T. F., Elliger, C., Lebaric, Z., Schulz, J., … Sweedler, J. V. (2011). A diverse family of novel peptide toxins from an unusual cone snail, Conus californicus. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 214(1), 147–161.

Kelley, W. P., Schulz, J. R., Jakubowski, J. A., Gilly, W. F., & Sweedler, J. V. (2006). Two toxins from Conus striatus that individually induce tetanic paralysis. BIOCHEMISTRY, 45(47), 14212–14222.

Jakubowski, J. A., Kelley, W. P., Sweedler, J. V., Gilly, W. F., & Schulz, J. R. (2005). Intraspecific variation of venom injected by fish-hunting Conus snails. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 208(15), 2873–2883.

Yeomans, D. C., Levinson, S. R., Peters, M. C., Koszowski, A. G., Tzabazis, A. Z., Gilly, W. F., & Wilson, S. P. (2005). Decrease in inflammatory hyperalgesia by herpes vector-mediated knockdown of Na(v)1.7 sodium channels in primary afferents. HUMAN GENE THERAPY, 16(2), 271–277.

Schulz, J. R., Norton, A. G., & Gilly, W. F. (2004). The projectile tooth of a fish-hunting cone snail: Conus catus injects venom into fish prey using a high-speed ballistic mechanism. BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 207(2), 77–79.

Sack, J. T., Aldrich, R. W., & Gilly, W. F. (2004). A gastropod toxin selectively slows early transitions in the Shaker K channel's activation pathway. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 123(6), 685–696.

Brock, M. W., Mathes, C., & Gilly, W. F. (2001). Selective open-channel block of Shaker (Kv1) potassium channels by S-nitrosodithiothreitol (SNDTT). JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 118(1), 113–133.

Preuss, T., & Gilly, W. F. (2000). Role of prey-capture experience in the development of the escape response in the squid Loligo opalescens: A physiological correlate in an identified neuron. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 203(3), 559–565.

Rosenthal, J. J. C., Liu, T. I., & Gilly, W. F. (1997). A family of delayed rectifier Kv1 cDNAs showing cell type-specific expression in the squid stellate ganglion giant fiber lobe complex. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 17(13), 5070–5079.

Gilly, W. F., Gillette, R., & McFarlane, M. (1997). Fast and slow activation kinetics of voltage-gated sodium channels in molluscan neurons. JOURNAL OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 77(5), 2373–2384.

Mathes, C., Rosenthal, J. J. C., Armstrong, C. M., & Gilly, W. F. (1997). Fast inactivation of delayed rectifier K conductance in squid giant axon and its cell bodies. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 109(4), 435–448.

Gilly, W. F., Preuss, T., & McFarlane, M. B. (1996). All-or-none contraction and sodium channels in a subset of circular muscle fibers of squid mantle. BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 191(3), 337–340.

ROSENTHAL, J. C., Vickery, R. G., & Gilly, W. F. (1996). Molecular identification of SqKv1A - A candidate for the delayed rectifier K channel in squid giant axon. JOURNAL OF GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY, 108(3), 207–219.

Rosenthal, J. J. C., & Gilly, W. F. (1993). AMINO-ACID-SEQUENCE OF A PUTATIVE SODIUM-CHANNEL EXPRESSED IN THE GIANT-AXON OF THE SQUID LOLIGO-OPALESCENS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 90(21), 10026–10030.

Lucero, M. T., Horrigan, F. T., & Gilly, W. F. (1992). ELECTRICAL RESPONSES TO CHEMICAL-STIMULATION OF SQUID OLFACTORY RECEPTOR-CELLS. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 162, 231–249.

Gilly, W. F., Lucero, M. T., & Horrigan, F. T. (1990). CONTROL OF THE SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION OF SODIUM-CHANNELS IN GIANT FIBER LOBE NEURONS OF THE SQUID. NEURON, 5(5), 663–674.

Otis, T. S., & Gilly, W. F. (1990). JET-PROPELLED ESCAPE IN THE SQUID LOLIGO-OPALESCENS - CONCERTED CONTROL BY GIANT AND NON-GIANT MOTOR AXON PATHWAYS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 87(8), 2911–2915.