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Shana Geffeney

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Regional Campus & Distance Education

Lecturer - Biology Department


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Educational Background

PhD, Biology, Utah State University, 2005
Physiological and molecular genetic mechanisms of tetrodotoxin resistance in the garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis.
MS, Biology, University of Oregon, 1997
BA, Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 1992


Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006

Stanford University School of Medicine

Dissertation Fellowship, 2003

Utah Stat University School of Graduate Studies

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • 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
        • Geffeney, S.L, Goodman, M.B, (2012). How we feel: ion channel partnerships that detect mechanical inputs
and give rise to touch and pain perception. Neuron, 74, 609-619.
        • Geffeney, S.L, (2011). DEG/ENaC but not TRP channels are the major mechanoelectrical transduction channels in a C. elegans nociceptor. Neuron, 71, 845-857.

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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 5800 - Undergraduate Research, Fall 2016

                  BIOL 1010 - Biology and the Citizen, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 4450 - Neurobiology, Spring 2016

                  BIOL 5600 - Comparative Animal Physiology, Fall 2015

                  BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology, Fall 2015

                  Graduate Students Mentored