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Alison R Gerken

Research Molecular Biologist

Dr. Alison Gerken    

Dr. Alison Gerken
Research Molecular Biologist

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ATTN: Alison Gerken
1515 College Avenue
Manhattan, KS  66502

Telephone: 785.776.2796
Fax: 785.537.5584

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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.

Amoah, B. A., R. M. Mahroof, A. R. Gerken and J. F. Campbell. 2019. Effect of delayed mating on longevity and reproductive performance of Lasioderma serricorne (Coleoptera: Anobiidae). J. Econ. Entomol. 112: 475-484.
Gerken, A. R. and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Life history changes in Trogoderma variabile and T. inclusum due to mating delay with implications for mating disruption as a management tactic. Ecol. Evol. 8: 2428-2439.
Gerken, A. R., E. D. Scully, and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Red flour beetle (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) response to volatile cues varies with strain and behavioral assay. Environ. Entomol. 47: 1252-1265.
Gerken, A. R., O. C. Eller-Smith, and T. J. Morgan. 2018. Speed of exposure to rapid cold hardening and genotype drive the level of acclimation response in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Therm. Biol. 76: 21-28.
León-Novelo, L., A. R. Gerken, R. M. Graze, L. M. McIntyre and F. Marroni. 2018. Direct testing for allele-specific expression differences between conditions. G3: Genes/Genomes/Genetics 8: 447-460.
Morrison, W. R., R. V. Wilkins, A. R. Gerken, D. S. Scheff, K. Y. Zhu, F. H. Arthur, and J. F. Campbell. 2018. Mobility of adult Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) and Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) after exposure to long-lasting insecticide-incorporated netting. J. Econ. Entomol. 111: 2443-2453.
Perkin, L. C., A. R. Gerken, and B. Oppert. 2017. RNA-Seq validation of RNAi identifies additional gene connectivity in Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). J. Insect Sci. 17: 57; 1-7.
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.