Sri Shekar Email
Telephone: +61 7 3845 3572
Facsimile: +61 7 3362 0101
Email: sriSh@qimrberghofer.edu.au

Below are some of the publications Mr Shekar has co-authored with other research staff at GenEpi.


Publications
2009
 Shekar SN, Duffy DL, Youl P, Baxter AJ, Kvaskoff M, Whiteman DC, Green AC, Hughes MC, Hayward NK, Coates M, Martin NG: A Population-Based Study of Australian Twins with Melanoma Suggests a Strong Genetic Contribution to Liability. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology 129:2211-2219, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Martin NW, Hansell NK, Wainwright MA, Shekar SN, Medland SE, Bates TC, Burt JS, Martin NG, Wright MJ: Genetic covariation between theAuthor Recognition Test and reading and verbal abilities: what can we learn from the analysis of high performance? Behavior Genetics 39(4):417-426, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Mosing MA, Zietsch BP, Shekar SN, Wright MJ, Martin NG: Genetic and Environmental Influences on Optimism and its Relationship to Mental and Self-Rated Health: A Study of Aging Twins. Behavior Genetics 39(6):597-604, 2009 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
2008
 Shekar SN, Duffy DL, Frudakis T, Montgomery GW, James MR, Sturm RA, Martin NG: Spectrophotometric methods for quantifying pigmentation in human hair-influence of MC1R genotype and environment. Photochemistry and Photobiology 84:719-726, 2008 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Verweij KJ, Shekar SN, Zietsch BP, Eaves LJ, Bailey JM, Boomsma DI, Martin NG: Genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in attitudes toward homosexuality: An Australian twin study. Behavior Genetics 38(3):257-265, 2008 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Baxter AJ, Hughes MC, Kvaskoff M, Siskind V, Shekar S, Aitken JF, Green AC, Duffy DL, Hayward NK, Martin NG, Whiteman DC: The Queensland study of melanoma: Environmental and genetic associations (Q-MEGA); Study design, baseline characteristics, and repeatability of phenotype and sun exposure measures. Twin Research and Human Genetics 11(2):183-196, 2008 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Shekar SN, Duffy DL, Frudakis T, Sturm RA, Zhao ZZ, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: Linkage and Association Analysis of Spectrophotometrically Quantified Hair Color in Australian Adolescents: the Effect of OCA2 and HERC2. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 128(12):2807-2814, 2008 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Beaumont KA, Shekar SN, Cook AL, Duffy DL, Sturm RA: Red hair is the null phenotype of MC1R. Human Mutation 29:E88-E94, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Dirani M, Shekar SN, Baird PN: Adult-onset myopia: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 49(8):3324-3327, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Dirani M, Islam A, Shekar SN, Baird PN: Dominant genetic effects on corneal astigmatism: the genes in myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 49(4):1339-1344, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Dirani M, Shekar SN, Baird PN: The role of educational attainment in refraction: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 49(2):534-538, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Dirani M, Shekar SN, Baird PN: Evidence of shared genes in refraction and axial length: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 49(10):4336-4339, 2008 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Zietsch BP, Morley KI, Shekar SN, Eaves LK, Verweij KJH, Keller MC, Macgregor S, Wright MJ, Bailey JM, Martin NG: Genetic factors predisposing to homosexuality may increase mating success in heterosexuals. Evolution and Human Behavior 29:424-433, 2008 [PDF]
2007
 Beaumont KA, Shekar SN, Shekar SL, Newton RA, James MR, Stow JL, Duffy DL, Sturm RA: Receptor function, dominant negative activity and phenotype correlations for MC1R variant alleles. Human Molecular Genetics 16(18):2249-2260, 2007 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2006
 Shekar SN, Duffy DL, Montgomery GW, Martin NG: A genome scan for epidermal skin pattern in adolescent twins reveals suggestive linkage on 12p13.31. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 126(2):277-282, 2006 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]
 Dirani M, Chamberlain M, Shekar SN, Islam AF, Garoufalis P, Chen CY, Guymer RH, Baird PN: Heritability of refractive error and ocular biometrics: the Genes in Myopia (GEM) twin study. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 47(11):4756-4761, 2006 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
 Shekar SN, Banerjee T, Biswas A: Hypotheses on the effect of cadmium on glutathione content of red blood corpuscles. Twin Research and Human Genetics 9(1):73-75, 2006 [PDF unavailable] [PubMed] [More...]
2005
 Shekar SN, Luciano M, Duffy DL, Martin NG: Genetic and environmental influences on skin pattern deterioration. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 125(6):1119-1129, 2005 [PDF] [PubMed] [More...]