The School of Biology and Ecology presents
Dr. Katherine Crocker
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Katherine Crocker earned her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan. There, she developed crickets as a model system to research the mechanisms and consequences of inherited nongenetic effects, particularly those resulting from dietary stress and social conditions. Now a fellow in the Climate and Health Program, she is working to identify effects of food insecurity and parental stress on the descendants of the stressed individuals. Katherine’s current work combines computational epigenetics (using humangenerated data) with laboratory studies on vertebrate and invertebrate species. The central goal of her work is to identify environmental risk factors that can have disproportionately negative future effects, which in turn can be used to inform public health policy and approaches.
For information: Dr. Danielle Levesque, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology as part of the Fall 2018 Seminar Series