WAYNE K POTTS portrait
  • Adjunct Professor, Pathology
  • Professor, School Of Biological Sciences
801-585-9677

Publications

  • Cornwall DH, Ruff JS, Zachary ER, Young CP, Maguire KM, Painter RJ, Trujillo SM & Potts WK (2021). Horizontal transmission of a murine retrovirus is driven by males within semi‐natural enclosures. Functional Ecology. Published, 02/2021.
  • Cooper AN, Cunningham CB, Morris JS, Ruff JS, Potts WK & Carrier DR (2020). Musculoskeletal mass and shape are correlated with competitive ability in male house mice ( Mus musculus). J Exp Biology. Vol. 7. Published, 02/2020.
  • Cauceglia JW, Nelson AC, Rubinstein ND, Kukreja S, Sasso LN, Beaufort JA, Rando OJ & Potts WK (2020). Transitions in paternal social status predict patterns of offspring growth and metabolic transcription. Molecular Ecology. Vol. 29. Published, 01/2020.
  • Cornwall, DH, Kubinak, JL, Zachary, E, Stark, DL, Seipel, D & Potts, WK (2018). Experimental manipulation of population-level MHC diversity controls pathogen virulence evolution in Mus musculus. J Evol Biol. J Evol Biol. Published, 01/20/2018.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j...
  • Morris JS, Ruff JS, Potts WK & Carrier DR (2017). A disparity between locomotor economy and territory-holding ability in male house mice. The Journal of experimental biology. Vol. 220, 2521-2528. Published, 08/01/2017.
  • Morris, JS, Ruff, JS, Potts, WK & Carrier, DR (2017). A disparity between locomotor economy and territory-holding ability in male house mice. J. Exp. Biol. Published, 07/15/2017.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC55368...
  • Ruff, JS, Saffarini, RB, Ramoz, LL, Morrison, LC, Baker, S, Laverty, SM, Tvrdik, P, Capecchi, MR & Potts, WK (2017). Mouse fitness measures reveal incomplete functional redundancy of Hox paralogous group 1 proteins. PLoS One. Published, 04/05/2017.
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.13...
  • Ruff, JS, Cornwall, DH, Morrison, LC, Cauceglia, JW, Nelson, AD, Gaukler, SM, Meagher, S, Carroll, LS & Potts, WK (2017). Sexual selection constrains the body mass of male but not female mice. Ecol. Evol. Published, 02/2017.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC53060...
  • Ruff, James Steven, Potts, Wayne K. & Gaukler, Shannon Marie (2016). Paroxetine exposure skews litter sex ratios in mice suggesting a Trivers–Willard process. Oxford University Press (OUP). arw017. Published, 2016.
  • Mowry, AV, Kavazis, AN, Sirman, AE, Potts, WK & Hood, WR (2016). Reproduction Does Not Adversely Affect Liver Mitochondrial Respiratory Function but Results in Lipid Peroxidation and Increased Antioxidants in House Mice. PLOS One. Published, 08/18/2016.
    https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160883
  • Gaukler SM, Ruff JS & Potts WK (2016). Paroxetine exposure skews litter sex ratios in mice suggesting a Trivers-Willard process. Behavioral ecology : official journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. Vol. 27, 1113-1121. Published, 07/01/2016.
  • Gaukler, SM, Ruff, JS, Morrison, LC & Potts, WK (2016). Rofecoxib-induced deleterious effects escape detection by organismal performance assays. J of Negat Pharm Results. Published, 02/19/2016.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28042224
  • Gaukler, Shannon M., Kandaris, Kirstie A., Liu, Nicole M., Potts, Wayne K., Ruff, James S., Young, Elizabeth L., Yost, Garold S., Morrison, Linda C., Galland, Tessa & Underwood, Tristan K. (2015). Low-dose paroxetine exposure causes lifetime declines in male mouse body weight, reproduction and competitive ability as measured by the novel organismal performance assay. Elsevier BV. Vol. 47, 46-53. Published, 2015.
  • Nelson, A. C., Cunningham, C. B., Ruff, J. S. & Potts, W. K. (2015). Protein pheromone expression levels predict and respond to the formation of social dominance networks. Wiley-Blackwell. , n/a-n/a. Published, 2015.
  • MHC variation sculpts individualized microbial communities that control enteric infection. Nature Communications. 6:8642. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9642. Published, 10/23/2015.
  • Fitness assays reveal incomplete functional redundancy of the HoxA1 and HoxB1 paralogs of mice. Genetics. 201(2):727-36. doi: 10.1534/genetics.115.178079. Published, 10/2015.
  • Protein pheromone expression levels predict and respond to the formation of social dominance networks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28: 1213–1224. Published, 05/04/2015.
  • Female house mice initially shun infected males, but do not avoid mating with them. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69: 715-722. Published, 05/2015.
  • Dietary fructose and glucose monosaccharides increase mortality of female mice compared to sucrose. Journal of Nutrition, 145:434-41. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.202531. Published, 01/2015.
  • Low-dose paroxetine exposure causes lifetime declines in male mouse body weight, reproduction and competitive ability as measured by the novel organismal performance assay. Neurotoxicology and teratology. 47:46-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ntt.2014.11.002. Published, 01/2015.
  • Serial infection of diverse host (Mus) genotypes rapidly impedes pathogen fitness and virulence. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 282:1798:20141568. Published, 11/2014.
  • Nelson, A.C., J. W. Cauceglia, S.D. Merkley, N.A. Youngson, A.J. Oler, R.J. Nelson, B.R. Cairns, E.Whitelaw, W.K. Potts. Reintroducing domesticated wild mice to sociality induces adaptive transgenerational effects on MUP expression. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 110:19848–19853. Published, 12/2013.
  • Ruff, J.S., A. Suchy, S. Hugentobler, M. Sosa, B. Schwartz, S.H. Gieng, M. Shigenaga, W.K. Potts. Human-relevant levels of fructose decrease mouse competitive ability, survival and fitness. Nature Communications. 4:2245 | doi: 10.1038/ncomms3245. Published, 10/2013.
  • Kubinak, J.L., J.S. Ruff, C.W. Hyzer, P.R. Slev, W.K. Potts. MHC versus non-MHC as the primary target of pathogen adaptation. Genes and immunity. 14:365–372. doi: 10.1038/gene.2013.27. Published, 08/2013.
  • Nelson, A.C., K.E. Colson, S. Harmon, W.K. Potts. The role of sexual selection during rapid adaptation to a socially competitive environment. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 13:81-95. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-81. Published, 06/2013.
  • Kubinak, J.L., W.K. Potts. Host resistance influences patterns of experimental viral adaptation and virulence evolution. Virulence. 4:410-418. doi: 10.4161/viru.24724. Published, 06/2013.
  • The Role of Host Gender in the Pathogenesis of Cryptococcus neoformans Infections. McClelland, E.E., L.M. Hobbs, J. Rivera, A. Casadevall, W.K. Potts, J.M. Smith, J.J. Ory. PLOS ONE. 8:e63632. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063632. Published, 06/2013.
  • Cunningham, C.B., Ruff, J.S., Chase, K., Potts, W.K. and Carrier, D.R. Competitive ability in male house mice (Mus musculus): genetic influences. Behavioral Genetics. 43:151-60. doi: 10.1007/s10519-012-9577-3. Published, 03/2013.
  • Experimental viral evolution to specific host MHC genotypes reveals fitness and virulence tradeoffs in alternative MHC types. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073 (Cover photo article, 28 Feb. issue). Published, 02/2012.
  • "MHC Signaling during social communication" In C. Lopez-Larea (Ed.), Self and Nonself. Autin, TX: Landes Bioscience. Published, 01/2012.
  • "Tradeoffs limiting MHC heterozygosity" In Demas, G.E. NelsonR.J. (Eds.), Ecological Immunolgy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Published, 01/2012.
  • The Major Histocompatibility Complex during social communication. Published, 06/2011.

Presentations

  • Host MHC and genomic diversity retards experimental evolution of viral virulence Montpellier University, France. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity retards experimental evolution of viral virulence University of Edinburgh, UK. Presentation, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity retards experimental evolution of viral virulence Utrecht University, Netherlands. Presentation, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity dramatically retards experimental evolution of viral virulence, Immunology and Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK. Presentation, Presented, 11/2018.
  • A powerful new method for detecting health degradation applied to pharmaceuticals, genomic manipulations and suspected toxins, Immunology and Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK. Presentation, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity retards experimental evolution of viral virulence University of Basel, Switzerland. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity dramatically retards experimental evolution of viral virulence, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • A powerful new method for detecting health degradation applied to pharmaceuticals, genomic manipulations and suspected toxins, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Host MHC and genomic diversity retards experimental evolution of viral virulence Oxford University, UK. Presentation, Presented, 10/2018.
  • Influence of host and pathogen genetic diversity on viral virulence evolution. Tennessee State University. Presentation, Presented, 06/2017.
  • A revolution in toxicity assessment: organismal performance assays (OPAs). Park City Rotary. Presentation, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Host Genetic Diversity Dramatically Retards Viral Virulence Evolution: The Genomic Basis? Scott Edwards Think Tank for Host-Pathogen Coevolution in the Genomic Era, Gothenburg Centre of Advanced Studies in Science, Sweden. Other, Presented, 05/2017.
  • Host Genetic Diversity Dramatically Retards Viral Virulence Evolution: The Genomic Basis. Gordon Research Conference on Ecological and evolutionary genomics. Maine, USA. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • A novel method for detecting toxicity that provides unparalleled sensitivity, breadth and adversity identification: the case of added sugar. Dixie State University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Sugar toxicity revealed: A novel method for detecting toxicity that provides unparalleled sensitivity, breadth and adversity identification. Park City Institute. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Experimental evolution of retroviral fitness and virulence across mammalian host genotypes. University of Idaho, Moscow. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2014.
  • Experimental evolution of retroviral fitness, virulence and trade-offs across mammalian host genotypes. Duke University, North Carolina. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Experimental evolution of retroviral fitness and virulence across mammalian host genotypes, National Institute of Health, Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Presentation, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Experimental evolution of viral fitness and virulence in a mammalian host: satisfying the red queen, Cologne Spring Meeting on Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Cologne, Germany. Presentation, Presented, 01/2012.

Languages

  • English, fluent.