Rudolf Schilder

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, Entomology
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

The success or fitness of animals depends to a large extent on how well they respond to changes in demands from their environment. I am broadly interested in the (physiological) mechanisms that allow them to do this most optimally, but my research in this area is mainly focused on how animals match the performance of their locomotory apparatus (i.e. their musculoskeletal system) to changes in their body size, energy requirements and energy availability. As most organisms have to deal with these issues, I am not limited in the type of animal I can study. In fact, by studying these mechanisms across different animal taxa we may identify important evolutionary constraints on animal design (in a broad sense), and sources of design variation that natural selection may act on.

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Recent Publications

Geographic variation and thermal plasticity shape salamander metabolic rates under current and future climates

Muñoz, D., Miller, D., Schilder, R. & Campbell Grant, E. H., Jan 2022, In: Ecology and Evolution. 12, 1, e8433.

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Impacts of larval host plant species on dispersal traits and free-flight energetics of adult butterflies

Pocius, V. M., Cibotti, S., Ray, S., Ankoma-Darko, O., McCartney, N. B., Schilder, R. J. & Ali, J. G., Dec 2022, In: Communications Biology. 5, 1, 469.

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Honey bee viruses are highly prevalent but at low intensities in wild pollinators of cucurbit agroecosystems

Jones, L. J., Ford, R. P., Schilder, R. J. & López-Uribe, M. M., Oct 2021, In: Journal of invertebrate pathology. 185, 107667.

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Operative temperature analysis of the honey bee Apis mellifera

Stupski, S. D. & Schilder, R. J., Jul 2021, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 224, 14, jeb231134.

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Fat in the Leg: Function of the Expanded Hind Leg in Gasteruptiid Wasps (Hymenoptera: Gasteruptiidae)

Mikó, I., Rahman, S. R., Anzaldo, S. S., Van De Kamp, T., Parslow, B. A., Tatarnic, N. J., Wetherington, M. T., Anderson, J., Schilder, R. J., Ulmer, J. M., Deans, A. R. & Hines, H. M., Jan 1 2019, In: Insect Systematics and Diversity. 3, 1

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From Spinning Silk to Spreading Saliva: Mouthpart Remodeling in Manduca sexta (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae)

Mikó, I., Rahman, S. R., Jones, A. C., Townley, M. A., Gominho, B., Paudel, S., David Stupski, S., Hines, H. M. & Schilder, R. J., Nov 1 2019, In: Insect Systematics and Diversity. 3, 5, ixz007.

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Parasitic gut infection in Libellula pulchella causes functional and molecular resemblance of dragonfly flight muscle to skeletal muscle of obese vertebrates

Schilder, R. J. & Stewart, H., 2019, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 222, 5, jeb188508.

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Palmitate- and C6 ceramide-induced Tnnt3 pre-mRNA alternative splicing occurs in a PP2A dependent manner

Black, A. J., Schilder, R. J. & Kimball, S. R., Dec 17 2018, In: Nutrition and Metabolism. 15, 1, 87.

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Dietary fat quantity and type induce transcriptome-wide effects on alternative splicing of pre-mRNA in rat Skeletal Muscle

Black, A. J., Ravi, S., Jefferson, L. S., Kimball, S. R. & Schilder, R. J., Sep 1 2017, In: Journal of Nutrition. 147, 9, p. 1648-1657 10 p.

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Molecular plasticity and functional enhancements of leg muscles in response to hypergravity in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Schilder, R. J. & Raynor, M., Oct 1 2017, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 220, 19, p. 3508-3518 11 p.

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Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) as a bridge between ecology and evolutionary genomics

Bybee, S., Córdoba-Aguilar, A., Duryea, M. C., Futahashi, R., Hansson, B., Lorenzo-Carballa, M. O., Schilder, R., Stoks, R., Suvorov, A., Svensson, E. I., Swaegers, J., Takahashi, Y., Watts, P. C. & Wellenreuther, M., Oct 10 2016, In: Frontiers in Zoology. 13, 1, 46.

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(How) do animals know how much they weigh?

Schilder, R. J., May 1 2016, In: Journal of Experimental Biology. 219, 9, p. 1275-1282 8 p.

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Influence of ageing and essential amino acids on quantitative patterns of troponin T alternative splicing in human skeletal muscle

Coble, J., Schilder, R. J., Berg, A., Drummond, M. J., Rasmussen, B. B. & Kimball, S. R., Mar 30 2015, In: Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 40, 8, p. 788-796 9 p.

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Effects of age and hindlimb immobilization and remobilization on fast troponin T precursor mRNA alternative splicing in rat gastrocnemius muscle

Ravi, S., Schilder, R. J., Berg, A. S. & Kimball, S. R., Oct 26 2015, In: Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 41, 2, p. 142-149 8 p.

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Role of Precursor mRNA splicing in nutrient-induced alterations in gene expression and metabolism

Ravi, S., Schilder, R. J. & Kimball, S. R., 2015, In: Journal of Nutrition. 145, 5, p. 841-846 6 p.

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