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Karen Kapheim

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social evolution, bees, evolutionary genomics, phenotypic plasticity

Assistant Professor - Biology Department

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: BNR 251
DialPhone: 435-797-0685
SendEmail: karen.kapheim@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Biology, (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
Maternal Effects and the Evolution of Sociality in a Facultatively Eusocial Sweat Bee, Megalopta genalis
BS, Zoology, (Neurobiology), Michigan State University, 2001

Biography

Karen is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department.


Teaching Interests

ecology, evolution, evolutionary genomics, animal behavior, behavioral ecology

Research Interests

evolution of complex phenotypes, evolution of eusociality, neuromolecular mechanisms of evolution, indirect genetic effects, bees

Awards

i5k Community Workshop Fellowship Award, 2012

American Genetics Association

International Union for the Study of Social Insects Travel Award, 2012

International Union for the Study of Social Insects - North American Section

NAS Sackler Colloquium Travel Award, 2011

National Academy of Sciences

Scherenbaum Award for Outstanding Research, 2011

UCLA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

George Bartholomew Research Fellowship, 2010

UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

UCLA EEB Departmental Travel Award, 2010

UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

UCLA EEB Special Faculty Award for Outstanding Service, 2010

UCLA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

American Women in Science Joan Wright Goodman Award, 2009

American Women in Science

Summer Institute for Statistical Genetics Tuition and Travel Scholarship, 2009

University of Washington Biostatistics

UCLA Center for Society and Genetics Graduate Student Fellowship, 2009

UCLA

GAANN Fellowship, 2008

U. S. Department of Education

International Union for the Study of Social Insects Travel Award, 2008

International Union for the Study of Social Insects - North American Section

Smithsonian Institution Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2008

Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Supplementary Research Award, 2008

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

UCLA EEB Departmental Travel Award, 2008

UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

GAANN Fellowship, 2007

U. S. Department of Education

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution Short Term Fellowship, 2007

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution

Honorable Mention - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006

National Science Foundation

Smithsonian Institution 10-week Graduate Fellowship, 2006

Smithsonian Institution

UCLA Graduate Division Mentor Fellowship, 2006

UCLA Graduate Division

Quality of Graduate Education Fellowship, 2005

UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Top Teaching Evaluations, 2005

UCLA, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member, 2001

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Honors College Scholarship, 2000

Michigan State University Honors College

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member, 2000

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Student Travel Scholarship, 2000

Michigan State University, College of Natural Science

Coca-Cola Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship, 1999

Coca-Cola Foundation

Honors College Scholarship, 1999

Michigan State University Honors College

National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member, 1999

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Honors College Scholarship, 1998

Michigan State University Honors College

Honors College Scholarship, 1997

Michigan State University Honors College

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

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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, NR 2220 - General Ecology, Fall 2016

                    BIOL 5390, 6390 - Genes and Behavior, Spring 2016

                    BIOL, NR 2220 - General Ecology, Fall 2015

                    BIOL,NR 2220 - General Ecology, Fall 2014


                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Frances (Kate) Hunter, Biology, August 2016
                    Mallory Hagadorn, Biology, August 2016
                    James Herndon, Biology, January 2016
                    Tasha Guatney, Biology, September 2015
                    Matthew Del Grosso, Biology, August 2014 - May 2015
                    Sajeena Horvath, Biology, August 2014 - January 2015