Andor Kiss, Visiting Assistant Professor of Zoology


Academic Degrees:
  2005 Ph.D. in Ecology, Ethology & Evolution, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  1997 M.S. in Zoology, University of Western Ontario , London, Ontario, Canada
  1994 B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Honors and Awards:
  2004 Invited Talk at National Eye Institute
  2004 Graduate College COnference Travel Grant
  2004 Francis M. and Harlie M. Clark Research Support Grant
  2004 Honorable Mention, PhD Student Talk at Program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Symposia, University of Illinois
  2003 Ranked as an Outstanding TA by undergraduate students in "Incomplete List" at UIUC
  2002 American Physiological Society Travel Award for "The Power of Comparative Physiology" Meeting in San Diego
  2002 Ranked as an Outstanding TA by undergraduate students in "Incomplete List" at UIUC
  2002 John G. & Evelyn Hartman Heiligenstein Award for Outstanding Teaching in Biology 122
  2001 Ranked as an Outstanding TA by undergraduate students in "Incomplete List" at UIUC
  2001 Antarctica Service Medal - For Service in the US Antarctic Program
Professional Experience:
  2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
  2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
  1999 Field work/Research Biologist in Antarctica, United States Antarctic Program, McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica
  1997-1999 Research Technician, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Research Interests: Evolutionary adaptations of animals to different ecological niches.  By using an integrative approach via comparative biology, the study of adaptation can yield interesting and important insights into how organisms have evolved at both the genetic and proteomic level.  One model system of particular interest to me is the vertebrate eye.  More specifically, I am interested in the adaptational biology of the eye lens proteins (crystallins) in different ectothermic animal species.
Current Formal Course Teaching: Introduction to Cell Biology, Senior Seminar
Professional Memberships: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physiological Society, Canadian Society of Zoologists, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Sigma Xi
Personal Interests: Bicycles, Computers (GNU/Linux), Mass Media & Independent Media, Politics, Camping, Fishing
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Michael F. Wright


Academic Degrees:
  1992 M.S. in Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  1982 B.S. in Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Honors and Awards:
Professional Experience:
  2010- Adjunct Instructor, Miami University
  2000- Assistant Director, Hefner Zoology Museum, Miami University
  1996-2000 Administrative Assistant, Department of Zoology, Miami University
  1990-1996 Visiting Instructor, Miami University
Academic Interests: Ecology, Environmental Physiology
Current Formal Course Teaching: TBD
Professional Memberships: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Personal Interests: Herping, traveling, wildlife art,

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