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Charles Hanifin

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Assistant Professor - Biology Department

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

DialPhone: (435) 722-1780

Educational Background

PhD, Biology, (Ecology), Utah State University, 2005

Teaching Interests

General Biology, Evolution, Genetics, and Physiology

Research Interests

Evolutionary genetics, toxins, AND evolutionary ecology


Utah State University Uintah Basin Research of the Year 2016, 2016

USU Uintah Basin

Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity, 2013


    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Hague, M.T, Avila, L.A, Hanifin, C.T, Snedden, W.A, Amber, S.N, Brodie, E.D, Brodie, III, E.D, (2016). Toxicity and population structure of the Rough-Skinned Newt Taricha granulosa outside the range of an arms race with resistant predators. Ecology and Evolution/John Wiley and Sons, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2068
          • Toledo, G., Hanifin, C.T, Geffeney, S.L, Brodie, III, E.D, (2016). Convergent evolution of tetrodotoxin-resistant sodium channels in predators and prey: Current Topics in Membranes, Volume 78. Elsevier, 78:Submitted, Submitted. doi: Submitted
          • McGlothlin, J.W, Kobiela, M.E, Feldman, C.R, Castoe, T.A, Geffeney, S.L, Hanifin, C.T, Toledo, G., Vonk, F.J, Richardson, M.K, Brodie, E.D, Pfrender, M.E, Brodie III, E.D, (2016). Historical Contingency in a Multigene Family Facilitates Adaptive Evolution of Toxin Resistance. Current Biology
          • Feldman, C.R, Durso, A.M, Hanifin, C.T, Pfrender, M.E, Ducey, P.K, Stokes, A.N, Barnett, K.E, Brodie, Iii, E.D, Brodie, E.D, (2015). Is there more than one way to skin a newt? Convergent toxin resistance in snakes is not due to a common genetic mechanism.. Heredity
          • Stokes, A.N, Ducey, P.K, Neuman-Lee, L., Hanifin, C.T, French, S., Pfrender, M.E, Brodie, III, E.D, Brodie, Jr, E.D, (2014). Confirmation and distribution of tetrodotoxin for the first time in terrestrial invertebrates: two terrestrial flatworm species (Bipalium adventitium and Bipalium kewense). PloS one, 9:6, e100718.
          • Hanifin, C.T, Gilly, W.F, (2014). Evolutionary history of a complex adaptation: Tetrodotoxin resistance in salamanders. Evolution: International Journal of Organic Evoluton/Wiley, 69:1, 232-244. doi: 10.1111/evo.12552
          • Stokes, A.N, Cook, D.G, Hanifin, C.T, Brodie, III, E.D, Brodie, E.D, (2011). Sex-biased predation on newts of the genus Taricha by a novel predator and its relationship with tetrodotoxin toxicity. The American Midland Naturalist, 165, 389-399.
          • Williams, B.L, Hanifin, C.T, Brodie, E.D, Caldwell, R.L, (2011). Ontogeny of tetrodotoxin levels in blue-ringed octopuses: maternal investment and apparent independent production in offspring of Hapalochlaena lunulata.. Journal of chemical ecology, 37:1, 10-7.
          • Williams, B.L, Hanifin, C.T, Brodie, E.D, Brodie III, E.D, (2010). Tetrodotoxin (TTX) affects survival probability of rough skinned newts (Taricha granulosa) faced with TTX-resistant garter snake predators (Thamnophis sirtalis).. Chemoecology, 20:4, 285-290. doi: 10.1007/s00049-010-0057-z
          • Hanifin, C.T, (2010). The chemical and evolutionary ecology of tetrodotoxin (TTX) toxicity in terrestrial vertebrates. Marine Drugs, 8:4, 577-593. doi: doi:10.3390/md8030577
          • Hanifin, C.T, Brodie, E.D, Brodie, III, E.D, (2008). Phenotypic mismatches reveal escape from arms-race coevolution. Public Library of Science (PLoS) Biology, 6:3, e60.
          • Brodie III, E.D, Feldman, C.R, Hanifin, C.T, Motychak, J.E, Mulcahy, D.G, Williams, B.L, Brodie, E.D, (2005). Evolutionary response of predators to dangerous prey: parallel arms races between garter snakes and newts involving tetrodotoxin as the phenotypic interface of coevolution.. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 31:2, 343-355. doi: 10.1007/s10886-005-1345-x

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

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                Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                  Publications - Other

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                    Scheduled Teaching

                    BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2015

                    Graduate Students Mentored