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Dr. Manda Clair Jost

Professor, Biology


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Degrees

Hobbies

Publications


CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Natural Sciences
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM 88061
jostm@wnmu.edu
Office – Harlan Hall 110
Phone – (575) 538-6640

 

DEGREES

B.A. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995; Major: Anthropology
B.S. University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1995; Major: Biology
M.S. Harvard University, 1999; Major: Biology
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2002; Major: Biology
Postdoctoral work University of Texas at Austin

ADVISING

Advisor for Science Teacher Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Phylogenetic systematics, field biology, and adaptive evolution

PUBLICATIONS

  Jost MC, Hillis DM, Lu Y, Kyle JW, Fozzard HA, and Zakon HH, 2008. Toxin-resistant sodium channels: parallel adaptive evolution across a complete gene family. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25(6):1016-24.

Novak A, Jost MC, Lu Y, Taylor A, Zakon H, and Ribera A, 2006. Gene duplications and evolution of vertebrate voltage-gated sodium channels. Journal of Molecular Evolution 63, 208-221.

Jost MC, and Shaw KL, 2006. Phylogeny of Ensifera (Hexapoda: Orthoptera) using3 ribosomal loci, with implications for the evolution of acoustic communication. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 38: 510-530.

Jost M.C. and P. Naskrecki, 2003. Phylogeny and evolution of acoustic communication in Orthoptera. Entomologische Abhandlungen (Dresden) 61(2):142-143.

Cameron SA and Jost MC, 1998. Correlates of dominance status among queens in a cyclically polygynous Neotropical bumble bee. Insectes Sociaux 45(2), 135-149.

HOBBIES

* Hiking
* Roller Derby
* Restoring classic English motor bikes
* Martial arts
* Making music

 

 

 
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