Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1988-1990, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research Assistant Professor, 1991-1994, University of Pittsburgh
Research interests: Natural history, morphological evolution, and speciation genetics in the nematode genus Caenorhabditis. In particular I am interested in develomental constraint and the evolution of adaptive gene complexes. Recent projects include characterizations of nematode-isopod associations, the evolution of caudal papillae pattern in male nematodes, and characterizations of post-zygotic reproductive isolation mechanisms in various combinations of Caenorhabditis speceis.
NSF 0130987 Genetics of Haldane's Rule in Caenorhabditis. February 1, 2002 - January 31, 2005.
Baird, S. E. (2002) Haldane’s Rule by sexual transfromation in Caenorhabditis. Genetics 161: 1349-1353.
Baird, S. E. (2001) Strain-specific variation in the pattern of caudal papillae in Caenorhabditis briggsae (Nematoda; Rhabditidae); implications for species identification. Nematology 3: 373-376.
Baird, S. E. and W.-C. Yen (2000) Reproductive isolation in Caenorhabditis: Terminal phenotypes of hybrid embryos. Evolution & Development, 2: 1-7.
Khan, E., M. Singh, and S. Baird (1999) Studies on the rhabditids of India: Descriptions of Flagicaudoides gen. n. and two new species of Cuticularia (Nematoda: Rhabditida). Intl. J. Nematology 9: 196-202.
Baird, S. E. (1999) Natural and experimental associations of Caenorhabditis remanei with Trachelipus rathkii and other terrestrial isopods. Nematology, 1: 471-475.
Baird, S.E. and S.A. Ellazar (1999) TGFb-like signaling and spicule development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Developmental Biology 212: 93-100.
Savage, C., P. Das, A.L. Finelli, S.R. Townsend, C.-Y. Sun, S.E. Baird, and R.W. Padgett (1996) Caenorhabditis elegans genes sma-2, sma-3, and sma-4 define a conserved family of transforming growth factor beta pathway components. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 93: 790-794.
Baird, S.E., D.H.A. Fitch, and S.W. Emmons (1994). Caenorhabditis vulgaris n. sp. (Secernentea: Rhabditidae); a necromenic associate of pill bugs and snails. Nematologica.40: 1-11.