Barbara Meyer


Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
16 Barker Hall #3204, University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3204











Stanford University, Stanford, California (Biology)
Research mentor:  Dr. David Clayton



University of California, Berkeley, California (Molecular Biology)



Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Thesis mentor:  Dr. Mark Ptashne



M.R.C. Lab of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England (Developmental Genetics)
Mentor:  Dr. Sydney Brenner

Academic Positions 


Assistant Professor, M.I.T., Biology Department


Associate Professor with Tenure, M.I.T., Biology Department


Professor, U.C. Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Professor and Head of the MCB Administrative Services Unit (Barker & Koshland Halls)


 Professor and Head of Genetics Division, U.C. Berkeley, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Adjunct Professor, U.C.S.F. School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Director of the Molecular and Cell Biology Graduate Program, U.C. Berkeley


Faculty Affiliate for the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3)

Honors and Awards


Academic Honors at Stanford University


Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship


Usher Fellowship


Merck Career Development Award


Whitehead Career Development Award


National Science Foundation Woman's Faculty Award


Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences


N.I.H. MERIT Award


 The Harvey Society Lecture


Member, U. S. National Academy of Sciences


Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology


Holiday Lectures for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute


Profile for American Society for Cell Biology


Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Sciences


Genetics Society of America Medal


Li Ka Shing Foundation Women in Science Distinguished Lectures in China


Miller Institute Senior Fellow


Fellow, American Philosophical Society

Advisory Boards


Board of Directors, Genetics Society of America


Chair, Scientific Advisory Board for the Belgian genomics company Devgen


Advisory Board for the Cold Spring Harbor Graduate Ph.D. Program


Scientific Advisory Committee for the Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowships


Advisor to the Faculty of 1000, an online research service from BioMed Central that reviews current journal articles of high interest


Scientific Advisory Board for the Max Planck Institut für Moleculare Genetik in Berlin


Scientific Advisory Committee of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute

2003, 2007

Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee to select the recipient of the 2004 & 2008 NAS Awards in Molecular Biology


Program Director, National Institutes of Health T32 GM007127, “Postgraduate Training Program in Genetics” at U.C. Berkeley

2005-07, 10-11

Member of the National Academy of Sciences Class Membership Committee


Council, American Society for Cell Biology


Visiting committee to evaluate the Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology for the Board of Overseers


American Academy of Arts and Sciences committee to select the recipient of the Amory Prize for research in male reproduction


Chair, Genetics Section (26) for the National Academy of Sciences


American Association for the Advancement of Science Committee on Nominations


Scientific Advisory Board for Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL), University of Vienna

Federal Government Advisory Boards


Member, N. I. H. National Advisory Research Resources Council (NCRR)


Member, Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) of the University of Chicago Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory


Member, National Science Foundation Advisory Committee on the Arabidopsis Genome Project


Member, Scientific and Technology Panel for the University of California to evaluate the National Laboratories for the D.O.E. (LBNL, LLNL, LANL)


Member, University of California President’s Council on the National Laboratories (LBNL, LLNL, LANL)


ad hoc member of the N.I.H. National Advisory Council for NIGMS


Member, National Research Council Committee on Monitoring the Changing Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Personnel

Editorial Boards


Editorial Board for Current Opinion in Genetics & Development


Co-editor: Pattern Formation issue of Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, v4


Co-editor of C. elegans II, published by Cold Spring Harbor Press


Editorial Board for Developmental Genetics


Editorial Board for Developmental Biology


Highlight Panel for Nature Reviews Genetics


Editorial Board for Genetics


Editorial Board for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


Co-editor:  Gene Expression issue of Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, v15


Editorial Board for Wormbook, an electronic publication of C. elegans


Editorial Board for Epigenetics and Chromatin

Scientific Meetings Organized

1988, 1990

Co-organizer East Coast C. elegans Meetings at Harvard University

June 1992

Co-organizer West Coast C. elegans Meeting at the University of California, Berkeley

June 1993

Co-organizer International C. elegans Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 1994

Co-Chair FASEB meeting on Developmental Biology at University of California, Santa Cruz

Feb. 1995

Co-Chair Keystone Meeting on Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation

May 1997

Chair of the International C. elegans Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 1998

Co-organizer of the annual meeting of the Society of Developmental Biology

July 1998

Co-Chair FASEB meeting on Transcriptional Regulation in Snowmass, CO

June 1999

Co-organizer International C. elegans Meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

June 1999

Co-Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Developmental Biology


 International Program Advisory Committee for the International Congress of Genetics, Melbourne


 Program Committee for the American Society for Cell Biology Meeting in Washington, DC

2006, 2008, 2010

Program Committee for International Genetics Society of America Meeting

Professional Societies 

Genetics Society of America

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Society of Developmental Biology

American Society for Cell Biology

Biophysical Society of America

Current Grants 

National Institutes of Health Grant R01 GM30702, "Analysis of Nematode Sex Determination,” 1982-present

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Funding, 1997-present


Berk, A.J., Meyer, B.J., and Clayton, D.A. (1973).  Mitochondrial-Specific Thymidine Kinase. Archives of Biochem. and Biophys. 154: 563-565. 

Meyer, B.J., Kleid, D.G., and Ptashne, M. (1975).  l Repressor Turns Off Transcription of its Own Gene.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 72: 4785-4789. 

Ptashne, M., Backman, K., Humayun, M.Z. Jeffrey, A., Maurer, R., Meyer, B.J., and Sauer, R.T. (1976).  Autoregulation and Function of a Repressor in Bacteriophage Lambda.  Science 194: 156-161.

Johnson, A., Meyer, B.J., and Ptashne, M. (1978).  Mechanism of Action of Cro Protein of Bacteriophage l.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 75: 1783-1787.

Sauer, R.T., Pabo, C.D., Meyer, B.J., Backman, K.C., and Ptashne, M. (1979). Regulatory Functions of the l Repressor Reside in the Amino-Terminal Domain.  Nature 279: 396-400.

Johnson, A.J., Meyer, B.J., and Ptashne, M. (1979).  Interactions Between DNA-Bound Repressors Govern Regulation by the Phage l.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 76: 5061-5065. 

Ptashne, M., Jeffrey, A., Johnson, A.D., Maurer, R., Meyer, B.J., Pabo, C.O., Roberts, T.M., and Sauer, R.T. (1980).  How the l Repressor and Cro Work.  Cell 19: 1-11.

Maurer, R., Meyer, B.J., and Ptashne, M. (1980).  Gene Regulation at the Right Operator of Bacteriophage l.  I. OR3 and Autogenous Negative Control by Repressor.  J. Mol. Biol. 139: 147-161.

Meyer, B.J., Maurer, R., and Ptashne, M. (1980). Gene Regulation at the Right Operator (OR) of Bacteriophage l.  II. OR1, OR2, and OR3: Their Roles in Mediating the Effects of Repressor and Cro. J. Mol. Biol. 139: 163-194.

Meyer, B.J. and Ptashne, M. (1980).  Gene Regulation at the Right Operator (OR) of Bacteriophage l.  III. l Repressor Directly Activates Gene Transcription.  J. Mol. Biol. 139: 195-205.

Furth, M.M., Dove, W.F. and Meyer, B.J. (1982).  Specificity Determinants for Bacteriophage l DNA Replication: III. Activation of Replication in lric Mutants by Transcription Outside ori.  J. Mol. Biol. 154: 65-83.

Meyer, B.J. and Casson, L.P. (1986).  Caenorhabditis elegans Compensates for the Difference in X Chromosome Dosage between the Sexes by Regulating Transcript Levels.  Cell 47: 871-881.

Villeneuve, A.M. and Meyer, B.J. (1987). sdc-1: A Link between Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation in C. elegans.  Cell 48: 25-37. 

DeLong, L., Casson, L.P., and Meyer, B.J. (1987).  Assessment of X Chromosome Dosage Compensation in Caenorhabditis elegans by Phenotypic Analysis of lin-14.  Genetics 117: 657-670.

Miller, L., Plenefisch, J., Casson L.P. and Meyer, B.J. (1988).  xol-1: A Gene that Controls the Male Modes of Sex Determination and X Chromosome Dosage Compensation in C. elegans.  Cell 55: 167-183.

Plenefisch, J., DeLong, L., and Meyer, B.J. (1989).  Genes that Implement the Hermaphrodite Mode of Dosage Compensation in C. elegansGenetics 121: 57-76.

Nusbaum, C. and Meyer, B.J. (1989).  The C. elegans Gene sdc-2 Controls Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation in XX animals.  Genetics 122: 579-593. 

Villeneuve, A. and Meyer, B.J. (1990).  The Role of sdc-1 in the Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation Decisions of C. elegans.  Genetics 124: 91-114.

Nonet, M.L. and Meyer, B.J. (1991).  A Zinc Finger Protein Regulates Early Aspects of C. elegans Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation.  Nature 351: 65-68.

Klein, R.D. and Meyer, B.J. (1993).  Independent Domains of the sdc-3 Protein Control Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation in C. elegans.  Cell 72: 349-364.

DeLong, L., Plenefisch, J.D., Klein, R.D. and Meyer, B.J. (1993).  Feedback Control of Sex Determination by Dosage Compensation Revealed through C. elegans sdc-3 Mutations.  Genetics 133: 875-896. 

Nonet, M.L., Grundahl, K., Meyer, B.J. and Rand, J.B. (1993).  Synaptic Function Is Impaired but Not Eliminated in C. elegans Mutants Lacking Synaptogagmin.  Cell 73: 1291-1305.

Hsu, D.R. and Meyer, B.J. (1994).  The dpy-30 Gene Encodes an Essential Component of the C. elegans Dosage Compensation Machinery.  Genetics 137: 999-1018.

Chuang, P.-T., Albertson, D. and Meyer, B.J. (1994).  DPY-27: A Chromosome Condensation     Homolog that Regulates C. elegans Dosage Compensation through Association with the X Chromosome.  Cell 79: 459-474.

Akerib, C. C.  and Meyer, B.J. (1994).  Identification of X Chromosome Regions in C. elegans that Contain Sex-Determination Signal Elements.  Genetics 138: 1105-1125.

Rhind, N. Miller, L. M., Kopczynski, J.B. and Meyer, B.J. (1995).  xol-1 Acts as an Early Switch in the C. elegans Male/Hermaphrodite Decision.  Cell 80: 71-82.

Hsu, D.R., Chuang, P.-T. and Meyer, B.J. (1995).  DPY-30, a Nuclear Protein Essential Early in Embryogenesis for C. elegans Dosage Compensation.  Development 121: 3323-3334. 

Chuang, P.-T., Lieb, J. and Meyer, B.J. (1996).  Sex-Specific Assembly of a  Dosage Compensation Complex on the Nematode X Chromosome.  Science 274: 1736-1739.

 Lieb, J., Capowski, E. E., Meneely, P. and Meyer, B.J. (1996).  DPY-26, a Link Between Dosage  Compensation and Meiotic Chromosome Segregation in the Nematode.  Science 274: 1732-1736. 

Davis, T.L. and Meyer, B.J. (1997).  SDC-3 Coordinates the Assembly of a Dosage Compensation Complex on the Nematode X Chromosome.  Development 124: 1019-1031 Nicoll, M.S., Akerib, C.C. and Meyer, B.J. (1997).  X-Chromosome Counting Mechanisms that    Determine Nematode Sex.  Nature 388: 200-204.

 Nonet, M.L., Staunton, J.E., Kilgard, M., Jorgensen, E., Hartweig, E., Horvitz, H.R. and Meyer, B. J. (1997).  Caenorhabditis elegans rab-3 Mutants Synapses Exhibit Impaired Functionan Are Partially Depleted of Vesicles.  J. Neuroscience 17: 8061-8073.

Lieb, J.D., Albrecht, M., Chuang, P.-T. and Meyer, B.J. (1998).  MIX-1: An Essential Component of the C. elegans Mitotic Machinery Executes X-Chromosome Dosage Compensation.  Cell 92: 265-277.

 Carmi, I., Kopczynski, J.B. and Meyer, B.J. (1998).  The Nuclear Hormone Receptor SEX-1 Is an X-Chromosome Signal that Determines nematode sex.  Nature 396: 168-173.

Dawes, H. E., Berlin, S., Lapidus, D.M., Nusbaum, C., Davis, T.L. and Meyer, B.J. (1999).  Dosage Compensation Proteins Targeted to X Chromosomes by a Determinant of Hermaphrodite Fate.  Science 284: 1800-18

Carmi, I. and Meyer, B.J. (1999).  The Primary Sex Determination Signal of C. elegans.  Genetics 152: 999-1015.

Lieb, J. D., Oritz de Solorzano, C., Rodriguez, E. G., Jones, A., Angelo, M. Lockett, S. and Meyer, B.J. (2000).  The C. elegans Dosage Compensation Machinery is Recruited to X-Chromosome DNA Attached to an Autosome.  Genetics 156: 1603-1621

Howe, M, McDonald, K., Albertson, D., Meyer, B.J. (2001).  HIM-10 Is Required for Kinetochore Structure and Function on C. elegans Holocentric Chromosomes.  J. Cell Biology 153: 1227-1238. 

Hagstrom, K., Holmes, V., Cozzarelli, N., and Meyer, B.J. (2002). C. elegans Condensin Promotes Mitotic Chromosome Architecture, Centromere Organization, and Sister Chromatid Segregation during Mitosis and Meiosis.  Genes & Dev. 16: 729-742.

Chu, D.S., Dawes, H.E., Lieb, J.D., Chan, R.C., Kuo, A.F., and Meyer, B.J. (2002). A Molecular Link between Gene-Specific and Chromosome-Wide Transcriptional Repression.  Genes & Dev. 16: 796-805.

Thompson, H.M., Skop, A.R., Euteneuer, U., Meyer, B.J., McNiven, M.A. (2002).  The Large GTPase Dynamin Associates with the Spindle Midzone and Is Required for Cytokinesis.  Curr. Biol. 12: 2111-2117

Luz, J.G., Hassig, C.A., Pickle, C., Godzik, A., Meyer, B.J., Wilson, I.A. (2003).  XOL-1, Primary Determinant of Sexual Fate in C. elegans Is a GHMP Kinase Family Member and a Structural Prototype for a New Class of Developmental Regulators.  Genes & Dev17: 977-990.

Chan, R.C., Chan, A., Jeon, M., Wu, T.F., Pasqualone, D., Rougvie, A.E., Meyer, B.J. (2003).  Chromosome Cohesion Is Regulated by a Clock Gene Paralogue TIM-1.  Nature 423: 1002-1009. 

Yonker, S.A. and Meyer, B.J. (2003).  Recruitment of C. elegans Dosage Compensation Proteins for Gene-Specific Versus Chromosome-Wide Repression.  Development 130: 6519-6532.

Csankovszki, G., McDonel, P. and Meyer, B.J. (2004).  Recruitment and Spreading of the C. elegans Dosage Compensation Complex along X Chromosomes.  Science 303: 1182-1185.

Skop, A.R., Liu, H., Yates, J., Meyer, B.J., and Heald, R. (2004).  Dissection of the Mammalian Midbody Proteome Reveals Conserved Cytokinesis Mechanisms.  Science 305: 61-66.

Chan, R.C., Severson, A.F., Meyer, B.J. (2004).  Condensin Restructures Chromosomes in Preparation for Meiotic Divisions.  J. Cell Biol. 167, 613-625.

Powell, J.R., Jow, M.M., and Meyer, B.J. (2005).  The T-Box Transcription Factor SEA-1 Is an Autosomal Element of the X:A Signal that Determines C. elegans Sex.  Dev. Cell 3: 339-349.

Chu, D.S., Liu, H., Nix, P., Wu, T.F., Ralston, E.F., Yates, J.R., and Meyer, B.J. (2006).  Sperm Chromatin Proteomics Identifies Evolutionarily Conserved Fertility Factors. Nature 443: 101-105. 

McDonel, P., Jans, J., Peterson, B. K., and Meyer, B.J. (2006).  Clustered DNA Motifs Mark X Chromosomes for Repression by a Dosage Compensation Complex.  Nature 444: 614-618. 

Gladden, J.M. and Meyer, B.J. (2007).  A ONECUT Homeodomain Protein Communicates X Chromosome Dose to Specify C. elegans Sexual Fate by Repressing a Sex Switch Gene.  Genetics 177: 1621-1637.  

Gladden, J.M., Farboud, B., and Meyer, B.J. (2007).  Revisiting the X:A Signal that Specifies C. elegans Sexual Fate. Genetics 177: 1637-1654.

Tsai, C.J., Mets, D.G., Albrecht, M.R., Nix, P., Chan, A., and Meyer, B.J. (2008).  Meiotic            Crossover Number and Distribution Are Regulated by a Dosage Compensation Protein that Resembles a Condensin Subunit.  Genes & Dev. 22: 194-211. 

Reiner, D.J., Ailion, M., Thomas, J. H. and Meyer, B.J. (2008).  C. elegans Anaplastic LymphomaKinase Ortholog SCD-2 Controls Dauer Formation by Modulating TGF-b Signaling.  Current Biology 18: 1101-1109.

Csankovszki, G., Collette, K., Spahl, K., Carey, J., Snyder, M., Petty, E., Liu, H., McLeod, I., Thompson, J., Sarkesik, A., Yates, J., Meyer, B.J., and Hagstrom, K. (2009).  Three Distinct Condensin Complexes Control C. elegans Chromosome Dynamics.  Current Biology 19: 9-19.

Jans, J. Gladden, J.M., Ralston, E.J., Pickle, C.S., Michel, A H., Pferdehirt, R.R., Eisen, M. B., Meyer, B.J. (2009).  A condensin-like Dosage Compensation Complex Acts at a Distance to Control Expression throughout the Genome.  Genes & Dev23: 602-618

Severson, A.F., Ling, L., van Zulan, V., and Meyer, B. J (2009).  The Axial Element Protein HTP-3 Promotes Cohesin Loading and Meiotic Axis Assembly in C. elegans to Implement the Meiotic Program of Chromosome Segregation. Genes & Dev23: 1763-1778.

Mets, D.G. and Meyer, B.J. (2009).  Condensins Regulate DNA Break Distribution and thus Crossover Frequency by Controlling Chromosome Structure.  Cell 139: 73-86. 

Youds, J.L., Mets, D.G., Mcllwraith, M.J., Martin, J.S., Ward, J.D., O’Neil, N.J., Rose, A.M., West, S.C., Meyer, B.J., Boulton, S.J. (2010).  RTEL-1 Enforces Meiotic Crossover Interference and Homeostasis.  Science 32.

Pferdehirt, R.R., Kruesi, W.S., Meyer, B.J. (2011).  An MLL/COMPASS Subunit Functions in the C. elegans Dosage Compensation Complex to Target X Chromosomes for Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression.  Genes & Dev. 25: 499-515.

Wood, A.J., Lo, T.-W., Zeitler, B., Pickle, C.S., Ralston, E.J., Lee, A.H., Amora, R., Miller, J.C., Leung, E., Meng, X., Zhang, L., Rebar, E.J., Gregory, P.D., Urnov, F.D., and Meyer, B.J. (2011).  Targeted Genome Editing Across Species Using ZFNs and TALENs. Science 33: 307. 

Farboud, B., Nix, P., Jow, M.M., Gladden, J.M., Meyer, B.J. (2013).  Molecular Antagonism between X-Chromosome an Autosome Signals Determines Nematode Sex.  Genes Dev. 27: 1159-1178.

Kruesi, W.S., Core, L.J., Waters, C.T., Lis, J.T, and Meyer, B.J. (2013).  Condensin Controls Recruitment of RNA Polymerase II to Achieve Nematode X-Chromosome Dosage Compensation. eLife 2: e00808, DO:10.7554/eLife.00808. 

Lo, T.-W., Pickle, C.S., Lin, S., Ralston, E.J., Gurling, M., Schartner, C.M., Bian, Q., Doudna, J.A., and Meyer, B.J. (2013).  Precise and Heritable Genome Editing in Evolutionarily Diverse Nematodes Using TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9 to Engineer Insertions and Deletions.  Genetics 195(2):  331-348.  Epub Aug. 9, 2013. 

Pferdehirt, R.R, and Meyer, B.J. (2013).  SUMOylation Is Essential for SEX-Specific Assembly and Function of the C. elegans Dosage Compensation Complex on X Chromosomes.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110(40):  E3810-E3819.  Epub Sept. 16, 2013. 

Libuda, D.E., Uzawa, S., Meyer, B.J., and Villeneuve, A.M. (2013).  Meiotic Chromosome Structures Constrain and Respond to Designation of Crossover Sites.  Nature 502: 703-706. Epub, Oct. 9, 2013 doi: 10.1038/nature12577

Maxwell, C.S., Kruesi, W.S., Core, L.J., Kurhanewicz, N., Waters, C.T., Lewarch, C.L., Antoshechkin, I., Lis, J.T., Meyer, B.J., Baugh, L.R. (2014).  Pol II Docking and Pausing at Growth and Stress Genes in C. elegans.  Cell Rep. S2211-1247(14)00009-6. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep..  Epub, Jan 28, 2014.

Schvarzstein M., Pattabiraman D., Libuda D.E., Ramadugu A., Tam A., Martinez-Perez E., Roelens B., Zawadzki K.A., Yokoo R., Rosu S., Severson A.F., Meyer B.J., Nabeshima K., Villeneuve A.M. (2014).  DNA helicase HIM-6/BLM both promotes MutSg-endent crossovers and antagonizes MutSgindependent interhomolog associations during Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis.  

Genetics. 2014 198: 193-207. doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.161513. Epub 2014 Jul 21.

Severson, A.F. and Meyer, B.J. (2014).  Divergent Kleisin Subunits of Cohesin Specify Mechanisms to Tether and Release Meiotic Chromosomes.  eLife  doi:  10.7554/eLife.03467. 


Humayun, Z., Meyer, B., Sauer, R., and Ptashne, M. (1976).  Transcriptional and Translational (?) 

Control of l Repressor.  In: Molecular Mechanisms in Control of Gene Expression, (Eds) D.P. Nierlich, W.J. Rutter, and C.F. Fox, Academic Press, San Francisco. 

Meyer, B.J. (1988).  Primary Events in C. elegans Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation. Trends in Genetics 4: 337-342.

Villeneuve, A.M. and Meyer, B.J. (1990).  The Regulatory Hierarchy Controlling Sex Determination and Dosage Compensation in C. elegans.  Advances in Genetics 27: 117-188. 

Hsu, D.R. and Meyer, B.J. (1993).  X Chromosome Dosage Compensation and Its Relationship to Sex Determination in C. elegans.  Seminars in Developmental Biology 4: 93-106.

Cline, T.W. and Meyer, B.J. (1996). Vive La Différence: Males vs. Females in Flies vs. Worms.  Ann. Rev. Genet. 30: 637-701. 

Meyer, B.J. (1997).  Sex Determination and X Chromosome Dosage Compensation. In: C. elegans II, edited by D. Riddle, T. Blumenthal, B. Meyer, J. Priess, Cold Spring Harbor Press, Cold Spring Harbor, pp 209-240.

Riddle, D.L., Blumenthal, T., Meyer, B.J. and Priess, J. (1997).  Introduction to C. elegans. In: C. elegans II, edited by D. Riddle, T. Blumenthal, B. Meyer, J. Priess, Cold Spring Harbor Press, Cold Spring Harbor, pp 1-22.

Meyer, B.J. (2000).  Sex in the Worm: Counting and Compensating X Chromosome Dose.  Trends in Genetics 16: 247-253.

Meyer, B.J. (2001).  Sex and Death of a Worm: Assessing and Repressing X Chromosomes. Harvey Lectures 95: 85-105.

Hagstrom, K.A., Meyer, B.J. (2003).  Condensin and Cohesin: More than Chromosome Compactor and Glue.  Nat. Rev. Genet4: 520-534

Meyer, B.J., McDonel, P., Csankovszki, G., and Ralston, E. (2004).  Sex and X-Chromosome-Wide Repression in C. elegans.  Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 69: 71-79.

 Meyer, B.J. (2005).  X-Chromosome dosage compensation. In WormBook,  editors: The C. elegans Research Community. http://www.wormbook.org

Wood, A.J., Severson, A.F., Meyer, B.J. (2010).  Condensin and Cohesin Complexity: the Expanding Repertoire of Functions.  Nat. Rev. Genet. 11: 391-404.

Meyer, B.J. (2010).  Targeting X Chromosomes for Repression.  Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev., 20: 179-189.