publications and preprints

* denotes shared first co-authorship. # denotes corresponding authorship.


  1. bioRxiv
    Phenotypic plasticity, life cycles, and the evolutionary transition to multicellularity
    Tang, S.*, Pichugin, Y.*, and Hammerschmidt, K.
    bioRxiv 2021
  2. bioRxiv
    Evolution of reproductive strategies in incipient multicellularity
    Gao, Y., Pichugin, Y., Gokhale, C. S., and Traulsen, A.
    bioRxiv 2021
  3. eLife
    Evolution of irreversible somatic differentiation
    Gao, Y., Park, H.J., Traulsen, A., and Pichugin, Y.#
    eLife 2021
  4. bioRxiv
    Principles of ecDNA random inheritance drive rapid genome change and therapy resistance in human cancers
    Lange, J.T.*, Chen, C.Y.*, Pichugin, Y.*, Xie, L., Tang, J., Hung, K.L., Yost, K.E., Shi, Q., Erb, M.L., Rajkumar, U., Wu, S., Swanton, C., Liu, Z., Huang, W., Chang, H.Y., Bafna, V., Henssen, A.G., Werner, B., and Mischel, P.S.
    biorxiv 2021
  5. Dev Dyn
    Limb reduction in squamate reptiles correlates with the reduction of the chondrocranium: a case study on serpentiform anguids
    Yaryhin, O., Klembara, J., Pichugin, Y., Kaucka, M., and Werneburg, I.
    Developmental Dynamics 2021


  1. eLife
    Why is cyclic dominance so rare?
    Park, H.-J., Pichugin, Y., and Traulsen, A.
    eLife 2020
  2. PLOS CB
    Evolution of multicellular life cycles under costly fragmentation
    Pichugin, Y.#, and Traulsen, A.
    PLOS Computational Biology 2020
  3. Ecol Lett
    Meta-population structure and the evolutionary transition to multicellularity
    Rose, C.J., Hammerschmidt, K., Pichugin, Y., and Rainey, P.B.
    Ecology Letters 2020


  1. PLOS CB
    Interacting cells driving the evolution of multicellular life cycles
    Gao, Y., Traulsen, A., and Pichugin, Y.#
    PLoS Computational Biology 2019
  2. bioRxiv
    Stochastic dynamics of extra-chromosomal DNA
    Pichugin, Y., Huang, W., and Werner, B.
    bioRxiv 2019
  3. J R Soc Interface
    Evolution of simple multicellular life cycles in dynamic environments
    Pichugin, Y.#, Park, H.J., and Traulsen, A.
    Journal of the Royal Society Interface 2019
  4. Phys Rev E
    Population size changes and extinction risk of populations driven by mutant interactors
    Park, H.-J., Pichugin, Y., Huang, W., and Traulsen, A.
    Phys. Rev. E 2019


  1. PLOS CB
    Fragmentation modes and the evolution of life cycles
    Pichugin, Y.#, Peña, J., Rainey, P.B., and Traulsen, A.
    PLoS Computational Biology 2017


  1. J Theor Biol
    Modes of migration and multilevel selection in evolutionary multiplayer games
    Journal of Theoretical Biology 2015


  1. Peculiarities of cytometrical methods of DNA content determination in the nucleus
    Pichugin, Y., Semiyanov, K.A., Chernyshev, A.V., Palchikova, I.G., Omelyanchyuk, L.V., and Maltsev, V.P.
    Cell and Tissue Biology 2012