Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Alison R Gerken

Research Molecular Biologist


Dr. Alison Gerken    

Dr. Alison Gerken
Research Molecular Biologist

Contact Information:

USDA-ARS-CGAHR-SPIERU
ATTN: Alison Gerken
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

alison.gerken@ars.usda.gov

Telephone: 785.776.2796
Fax: 785.537.5584

www.ars.usda.gov/pa/cgahr/spieru/gerken


All Publications     

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Alison Gerken is a Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA-ARS at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received her Ph.D. in biology from Kansas State University in 2014 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida from 2014 to 2016. Her research interests focus on understanding the phenotypic and genetic plasticity responses to stress using behavioral, thermal, and life-history bioassays.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Bubak, A. N., Gerken, A. R., Watt, M. J., Costabile, J. D., Renner, K. J., and Swallow, J. G. 2016. Assessment strategies and fighting patterns in animal contests: a role for serotonin? Curr. Zool. 62: 257-263.
Fear, J.M., Leon-Novelo, L.G., Morse, A.M., Gerken, A.R., Van Lehman, K., Tower, J., Nuzhdin, S.V., and McIntyre, L.M. 2016. Buffering of Genetic Regulatory Networks in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 203: 1177-1190.
Gerken, A.R., Mackay, T.F.C., and Morgan, T.J. 2016. Artificial selection on chill-coma recovery time in Drosophila melanogaster: Direct and correlated responses to selection. J. Therm. Biol. 59: 77-85.
Gerken, A.R., Eller, O.C., Hahn, D.A., and Morgan, T.J. 2015. Constraints, independence, and evolution of thermal plasticity: Probing genetic architecture of long and short-term thermal acclimation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112: 4399-4404.
Egge, A.R., Brandt, Y., and Swallow, J.G. 2011. Sequential analysis of aggressive interactions in the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65: 369-379.
Egge, A.R., Swallow, J.G. 2011. Previous experience matters in the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 65: 1731–1737.
Ribak, G., Egge, A.R., and Swallow, J.G. 2009. Saccadic head rotations during walking in the stalk-eyed fly (Cyrtodiopsis dalmanni). Proc Biol Sci. 276: 1643-1649.
Worthington, A. and Egge, A. 2009. Book Review: Quantifying Behavior the JWatcher Way. The Condor. 111: 202-203.

Last Modified: 1/9/2017
Footer Content Back to Top of Page