Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan

PhD Candidate, NSF GRF, P.E.O. Scholar

Publications

For more information, please see my Google Scholar or ORCID profile. My CV is also linked above.


ManyDogs Project, Daniela Alberghina, Emily E. Bray, Daphna Buchsbaum, Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, Julia Espinosa, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, C.-N. Alexandrina Guran, Elizabeth Hare, Daniel J. Horschler, Ludwig Huber, Valerie A. Kuhlmeier, Evan L. MacLean, Madeline H. Pelgrim, Bryan Perez, Dana Ravid-Schurr, Liza Rothkoff, Courtney L. Sexton, Zachary A. Silver,& Jeffrey R. Stevens (submitted). ManyDogs Project: A Big Team Science Approach to Investigating Canine Behavior and Cognition. Preprint on PsyArXiv

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., Elizabeth Hammock, Stacey R. Tecot, Rebecca J. Lewis, Russ Hart, C. Sue Carter & Evan L. MacLean (2022). What are oxytocin assays measuring? Epitope mapping, metabolites, and comparisons of wildtype & knockout mouse urine. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 142, 105827. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105827

Horschler, Daniel J., Emily E. Bray, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Molly Byrne, & Evan L. MacLean (2022). Dogs re-engage human partners when joint social play is interrupted. Animal Cognition, 183, 159-168. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2021.11.007.

ManyDogs Project, Julia Espinosa, Emily E. Bray, Daphna Buchsbaum, Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere, Molly Byrne, Marianne S. Freeman, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, C.-N. Alexandrina Guran, Daniel J. Horschler, Ludwig Huber, Angie M. Johnston, Evan L. MacLean, Madeline H. Pelgrim, Laurie Santos, Zach A. Silver, Jeffrey R. Stevens, Christoph J. Völter, & Lena Zipperling (registered report, provisionally accepted). ManyDogs 1: A multi-lab replication study of dogs’ pointing comprehension. Animal Behavior & Cognition. Preprint: doi: 10.31234/osf.io/f86jq

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., Elizabeth A. D. Hammock, Stacey R. Tecot, C. Sue Carter & Evan L. MacLean (2021). Specificity of Plasma Oxytocin Immunoassays: A Comparison of Commercial Assays and Sample Preparation Techniques Using Oxytocin Knockout and Wildtype Mice. Psychoneuroendocrinology. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105368

Salomons, Hannah, Kyle Smith, Megan Callahan-Beckel, Margaret Callahan, Kerinne Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Emily Bray, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Margaret Gruen, Jingzhi Tan, Philip White, Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Evan MacLean & Brian Hare (2021). Cooperative communication with humans evolved to emerge early in dogs. Current Biology, 31(14), 3137-3144.e11. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.12.425620

Bray, Emily E., Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Kerinne M. Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Tom R. Famula & Evan L. MacLean (2021). Early-emerging and highly-heritable sensitivity to human communication in dogs. Current Biology, 31(14), 3132-3136.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.04.055

Bray, Emily E., Margaret E. Gruen, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Kerinne M. Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Brian A. Hare & Evan L. MacLean (2021). Dog Cognitive Development: A Longitudinal Study across the First 2 Years of Life. Animal Cognition, 24, 311-328. doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01443-7.

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., Brian Hare, Noah Snyder-Mackler, Josep Call, Julianne Kaminski, Adam Miklosi & Evan MacLean (2020). Breed differences in dog cognition associated with brain-expressed genes and neurological functions. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 60, 976–990. doi: 10.1093/icb/icaa112

Bray, Emily E., Margaret E. Gruen, Gitanjali E. Gnanadesikan, Daniel J. Horschler, Kerinne M. Levy, Brenda S. Kennedy, Brian A. Hare & Evan L. MacLean (2020). Cognitive characteristics of 8-to-10-week-old assistance dog puppies. Animal Behaviour, 166, 193-206. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.05.019.

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., Brian Hare, Noah Snyder-Mackler & Evan L. MacLean (2020). Estimating the Heritability of Cognitive Traits Across Dog Breeds Reveals Highly Heritable Inhibitory Control and Communication Factors. Animal Cognition, 23(5), 953-964. doi: 10.1007/s10071-020-01400-4

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., William D. Pearse, and Allison K. Shaw. (2017). Evolution of mammalian migrations for refuge breeding, and food. Ecology and Evolution, 7(15), 5891-5900. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3120

Janowitz Koch, I., Clark, M. M., Thompson, M. J., Deere-Machemer, K. A., Wang, J., Duarte, L., Gnanadesikan, G. E., McCoy, E. L., Rubbi, L., Stahler, D. R., Pellegrini, M., Ostrander, E. A., Wayne, R. K., Sinsheimer, J. S. and vonHoldt, B. M. (2016), The concerted impact of domestication and transposon insertions on methylation patterns between dogs and grey wolves. Molecular Ecology, 25: 1838–1855. doi:10.1111/mec.13480