Kathleen Engelmann

Professor of Biology
Office: Dana 213
E-mail: engelmann@bridgeport.edu                                                 
Phone:  576-4253
Office Hours:  MW 3:30:-4:45


    EDUCATION:    

    Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut
    M.S., Biology, University of Illinois, Springfield
    B.S., Medical Technology, University of Illinois, Springfield
    Fall, 2012 Courses
Course Title
Biology 101 General Organismal Biology
Biology 223 Introductory Ecology
Math 203B Biostatistics
Chem 380
Physiological Chemistry
 

   
Spring, 2013 Courses
Course Title
Science C203
The Living World
Biology 101
General Organismal Biology
Biology 380 Molecular Diagnostics
Biology 380
Field Biology
 
  RESEARCH AREAS
Ecological genetics of adaptive traits in Arabidopsis thaliana; Adaptive plasticity;   Evolution of genotype by environment interactions and trait integration; Scale dependence in adaptive evolutionary processes; Genetic architecture of the flowering time regulatory network in Arabidopsis.

 
RECENT PROJECTS
December 2009, “The Effect of Acute versus Sub-acute Stressors on Growth and Reproduction in Arabidopsis thaliana”, Independent Research with Guo Sheng Teo (undergraduate)
December 2009, “Gene Expression under Constant versus Fluctuating Diurnal Temperature Regimes” funded by the University of Bridgeport, Office of Sponsored Research, with Hannah Larson (undergraduate)
November 2009, “Genetics of Variation in Composite Traits and their Response to Thermal Fluctuation” funded by the University of Bridgeport, Office of Sponsored Research, with Ryan Gelgud (undergraduate)
June 2009, “Genetics of Variation in Seed Set in Response to Thermal Fluctuation” funded by the University of Bridgeport, Office of Sponsored Research, with Amanda Lorusso (undergraduate)
May 2009, “Genetics of Variation in Thermal Tolerance” funded by the University of Bridgeport, Office of Sponsored Research, with Amanda Lorusso (undergraduate)

Jan 2009, “Arabidopsis thaliana: Our newest invasive organism?”, with Les Merehoff, CT IPANE and Jennifer McCauley (undergraduate)


RECENT Presentations
2010. SSE,annual meeting. ‘Quantitative trait loci associated with the "shade avoidance" type response in A. thaliana when grown under oscillating daily summer temperatures.
2008. ESA,
annual meeting. ‘Ecotype-specific differences in the survivorship and growth of Arabidopsis thaliana under extreme diurnal temperature variation’ with Melissa Perez, Melanie Trinidad, and Jasmine Martich (undergrads)
2006. SSE, annual meeting. ‘Epistasis at the Molecular Level: HUA2, FLC and Flowering Time'
2005. SSE, annual meeting. ‘Fine mapping of floral traits in Arabidopsis thaliana'
2004. Ecological Genetics. ‘Scale of environmental variation and the evolution of plasticity in Arabidopsis’ (poster)
2002. ESA, annual meeting. 'Coarse versus fine grained water stress in Arabidopsis thaliana'
2002. UConn EEB Graduate Symposium. 'Coarse versus fine grained water stress in Arabidopsis thaliana'


Student Presentations
2010. Hannah Larson at the SSE, annual meeting. ‘The "shade avoidance" type response in A. thaliana when grown under oscillating daily thermal cycles: a possible role for FRI, FLM, FLC, and PHYB.’

2010. Amanda LoRusso at the SSE, annual meeting. ‘Quantitative trait loci directly affecting seed set in A. thaliana differ when grown under oscillating daily summer temperatures versus constant temperature.’
2010. Ryan Gelgud at the SSE, annual meeting. ‘Detecting changes in phenotypic correlation in Arabidopsis thaliana subject to oscillating daily temperatures with Principle Component Analysis and Quantitative Trait Locus analysis.’
2008. Hannah Larson at the ESA, annual meeting. ‘The effects of simulated herbivory on Arabidopsis thaliana

PUBLICATIONS

Richards, C.L., Y. Hanzawa, I.M. Ehrenreich, M. Katari, K.E. Engelmann & M.D. Purugganan. 2009. Perspectives on ecological and evolutionary systems biology. Plant Systems Biology. R.A. Gutierrez & G.M. Coruzzi, eds. Annual Plant Reviews, Vol. 35. Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK.

Engelmann, K.E. and M.D. Purugganan. 2006. The molecular evolutionary ecology of plant development: Flowering time in Arabidopsis thaliana. Advances in Botanical Research 44: 507-526

Engelmann, K.E. and C.D. Schlichting. 2005. Coarse- versus fine-grained water stress in Arabidopsis thaliana (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 92: 101-106

Hoffman, D.W., C.A. Whitworth, K.L. Jones (Engelmann), and L.P. Rybak. 1988. Potentiation of ototoxicity by glutathione depletion. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 97: 36-41.

Hoffman, D.W., K.L. Jones (Engelmann), C. Lewis Ravaris and R.D. Edkins. 1988. Electrochemical detection for high performance liquid chromatography of ketoconazole in human plasma and saliva. Analytical Biochemistry 172: 495-498.

Hoffman, D.W., K.L. Jones (Engelmann), and R.A. Altschuler. 1988. Putative neurotransmitters in the rat cochlea at several ages. Brain Research 460: 366-368.

Hoffman, D.W., C.AWhitworth, K.L. Jones (Engelmann), and L.P. Rybak. 1987. Nutritional status, glutathione levels, and ototoxicity of loop diuretics and aminoglycoside antibiotics. Hearing Research 31: 217-222.

 
Arabidopsis
Link
s:
    NSF Flowering Time Project
    TAIR




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