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Kevin Emerson
Assistant Professor of Biology

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Departments: Biology
Office: Schaefer Hall 231
Phone: 240-895-2123


B.Sc. Biology, Clarkson University; B.Sc. Mathematics, Clarkson University; Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Courses Taught:

  • Genetics
  • Genomics

Research Interests

Population genetics / genomics, Evolutionary genetics and physiology, Biological timing, Phenology

Research in my lab focuses on two separate, though related questions through a combination of modern molecular approaches and the interpretation of physiological, evolutionary, and ecological contexts:

(1) How does the environment interact with the genome to control developmental and physiological processes?

(2) How does the evolution of these interactions allow for the proliferation of organisms across diverse environments throughout the temperate zone?

Interesting Links

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