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Investigating the Genetic Basis for Detecting and Responding to Environmental Threats

Our research is focused on identifying the genetic mechanisms utilized by organisms to identify and respond to environmental threats such as pollutants, predators, and pathogens.  We are focused on amphibian, invertebrate, and prokaryotic model organisms to conduct this research.  Undergraduates from Maryville University will gain experience in modern molecular and biochemical techniques. For more information, please contact Chris O’Connor at coconnor@maryville.edu.