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Charles Hanifin

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Biology

Assistant Professor - Biology Department

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

DialPhone: (435) 722-1780
SendEmail: Charles.hanifin@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Biology, (Ecology), Utah State University, 2005
BA, Biology, University of Chicago, 1991

Biography

I live in Vernal UT, but grew up in Portland OR. I am a true aggie. Ireceived my PhD from USU and teach in the department in which I received my degree: Biology.


Teaching Interests

General Biology, Evolution, Genetics, and Physiology

Research Interests

Evolutionary genetics, toxins, and evolutionary ecology

Awards

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

USU Uintah Basin

Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity, 2013

USU ORGS

Publications - Abstracts

  • Geffeney, S.L, Toledo, G., Hanifin, C.T, (2017). Tetrodotoxin resistance: natural experiments to understand voltage-gated sodium channel structure and function. Biophysical Journal *

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 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2017

                  BIOL 5250 - Evolutionary Biology, Spring 2017

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2016

                  BIOL 3030 - Genetics and Society, Fall 2016

                  BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 5250 - Evolutionary Biology, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2015

                  BIOL 3030 - Genetics and Society, Fall 2015

                  BIOL 5800 - Undergraduate Research, Fall 2015

                  BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2015

                  BIOL 5250 - Evolutionary Biology, Spring 2015

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2014

                  BIOL 3030 - Genetics and Society, Fall 2014

                  BIOL 3065 - Genetics Laboratory, Fall 2014

                  BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2014

                  BIOL 5250 - Evolutionary Biology, Spring 2014

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Fall 2013

                  BIOL 5380 - Evolutionary Genetics, Fall 2013

                  BIOL 3065 - Genetics Laboratory, Fall 2013

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Spring 2013

                  BIOL 1620 - Biology II, Spring 2013

                  BIOL 1610 - Biology I, Fall 2012

                  BIOL 1610 - Biology I, Fall 2012

                  BIOL 4710 - Teaching Internship, Fall 2012


                  Graduate Students Mentored