Lisa Crummett, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Office: Pauling 408
- Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Florida
- M.S. in Biology, California State University, Fullerton
- B.S. in Biological Science, California State University, Fullerton
- 2013 - Present, Assistant Professor of Biology, Soka University of America
- 2011 - 2013, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine
- 2010 - 2010, Instructor, Mira Costa College
- 2009 - 2009, Instructor, Goldenwest College
- 2003 - 2008, Teaching Assistant, University of Florida
- 1998 - 2002, Teaching Assistant, California State University, Fullerton
- I am an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in understanding the ecological and evolutionary factors that shape the distribution of species over time and space. I am particularly interested in coastal marine environments and I have studied molluscs, cyanobacteria, and marine bacteriophage. I am currently interested in exploring how marine microbial diversity and abunance may be affected by ocean acidification. I am also interested in exploring how cyanobacterial metabolism may be modified during infection by bacteriophage.
Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits
- Crummett LT, Puxty, RJ, Weihe C, Marston MF, Martiny, JBH. The genomic content and context of auxiliary metabolic genes in marine cyanomyoviruses. 2016. Virology 499: 219-229.
- Crummett LT, Sears BF, LaFon DC, Wayne ML. 2013. Parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum occupy habitats with fewer environmental stressors than their sexual counterparts. Freshwater Biology 58(4): 655-663.
- Crummett LT and Wayne ML 2009. Comparing fecundity in sexual versus parthenogenetic populations of the freshwater snail Campeloma limum: Is there a twofold cost of sex? Invertebrate Biology 128 (1): 1-8.
- Crummett LT and Eernisse DJ. 2007. Genetic evidence for the cryptic species pair Lottia digitalis and Lottia austrodigitalis and microhabitat partitioning in sympatry. Marine Biology 152 (1): 1-13.
Courses Taught at SUA
- Liberal Arts Biology (Bio 190)
- Human Body in a Modern World (Bio 120)
- Genetics and Evolution (Bio 130)
- Foundations of Biology 1: DNA to Organisms (Bio 140)
Selected Honors & Awards
- Student Research Award, American Malacological Society, 2006
- Educational Grant from Conchologists of America, Inc., 2005
- University Women’s Club Scholarship, University of Florida, 2004
- Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Award, 2004
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