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Karen Kiemnec-Tyburczy

General Information

Molecular evolutionary genetics, amphibian natural history and evolution
Phone: (707) 826-3178
Office: Science B 336
Email: kmk877@humboldt.edu

Academic background


Summary of research

My research mainly focuses on molecular evolution and evolutionary genetics in natural populations of amphibians. I am especially interested in the evolution of rapidly evolving proteins. Two of my recent projects include analyzing protein pheromones used during salamander courtship and characterizing immune system genes from Central American frogs exposed to an emerging fungal pathogen.

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