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Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Assistant ProfessorKeller

301-687-4174
304 Compton Science Center
E-Mail: klkeller@frostburg.edu

Background

    Ph.D. in Physiology, University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine, 1999
    M.S. in Biological Sciences, Frostburg State University, 1992
    B.A. in Biological Sciences, Frostburg State University, 1989

Current And Recent Courses Taught

    Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Biol 321 and 322)
    Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (Biol 427/527)
    Histology (Biol 404/504)
    General Parasitology (Biol 412/512)
 

Research Projects Highlight

Dr. Keller’s research interests include histological sectioning and immunohistochemical staining and analysis of animal tissues.  Recent undergraduate research projects have focused on the presence of various neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter receptors in frog and rat tissues.  In addition, Dr. Keller also conducts graduate and undergraduate research projects involved in the identification of parasites from local mammal populations using non-invasive assessment techniques.  Ms. Corinne Delisle recently completed her M.S. research project by examining the endoparasite population of North American river otters in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.  Recent undergraduate projects have included analyses of raccoon, field mice, and other small animal parasite loads.  
 

Selected Recent Publications

 

  • Keller, K.L, R.S. Fritz, C.M. Zoubek, E.H. Kennedy, K.A. Cronin, E.S. Rothwell, and T.L. Serfass. 2014. Effects of transport on fecal glucocorticoid levels in captive-bred cotton-top tamarins (Sanguinus oedipus), Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. 87(3):1-5.
  • Clites, G.A. and K.L. Keller. 2012. Immunohistochemistry of the vasopressin receptor AVPR V2 in rat brain. Journal of Student Research 1(1):39-40.
  • Raley, A., R. Price, W. Seddon, and K. Keller.  2012. Gastrointestinal parasites in road-killed raccoons and opossums in Western Maryland. Journal of Student Research 1(3):29-30.
  • Submitted final draft of “The Reproductive System” chapter for publication in the new text:  Amerman’s Human Anatomy and Physiology by Pearson Higher Education Publishing. (In Press)
  • Submitted final draft of “Development and Heredity” chapter for publication in the new text:  Amerman’s Human Anatomy and Physiology by Pearson Higher Education Publishing. (In Press)
  • Submitted final draft of “Survey of Fertilization and Embryonic Development” unit for publication in the new laboratory manual “Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manual” by Pearson Higher Education Publishing, (In Press)
  • Submitted final draft of “Heredity” unit for publication in the new laboratory manual “Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manual” by Pearson Higher Education Publishing, (In Press)

Selected Awards and Honors

Excellence in Teaching Award from Student Members of The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alphi Pi in May 2012.

 

Selected Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS)
  • American Society of Parasitologists (ASP)
  • Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP)

 

Additional Information

Dr. Keller is Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Council at FSUa

 

 

Last Updated on 11-24-2014 at 04:57:58 PM
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