General research interests are in the population biology of vertebrates. Previous
studies were largely concerned with population structure in fishes, genome organization
in mammals, and amphibian ecology. Recent work has consisted of studies on salamander
habitat use, and the mechanism of action of amphibian antimicrobial peptides. Dr. Laughlin's Laboratory Webpage
Pokhrel LR, Karsai I, Hamed MK, Laughlin TF. 2013. Dorsal body pigmentation and sexual dimorphism
in the marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum). Ethology, Ecology and Evolution. 25(3), 214-226.
Laughlin TF, Ahmad Z. 2010. Inhibition of Escherichia coli ATP synthase by amphibian antimicrobial peptides. International Journal of Biological
Lyons LA, Laughlin TF, Copeland NG, Jenkins HA, Womack JE, O'Brien SJ. 1997. Comparative
anchor tagged sequences (CATS) for integrative mapping of mammalian genomes. Nature
Laughlin TF, Turner BJ. 1994. Multilocus DNA fingerprinting detects population differentation
in theoutbred and abundant fish species Poecilia latipinna. Molecular Ecology. 3:263-266.
Turner BJ, Elder JF, Laughlin TF, Davis WP, Taylor DS. 1992. Extreme clonal diversity
and divergence in populations of a selfing hermaphroditic fish. Proceedings of the
National Academy of Science, USA. 89:10643-10647.