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Karen Keller, Ph.D.

Associate ProfessorKeller

304 Compton Science Center


    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. Undergraduate research projects have focused on the presence of various neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter receptors in frog, rat, and mouse tissues. In addition, Dr. Keller also conducts graduate and undergraduate research projects involved in the identification of parasites from local mammal populations. Recent projects have included analyses of field mice and other small animal parasite loads and the collection of ticks for identification of tickborne diseases.  

Selected Recent Publications


  • Human Anatomy & Physiology, 1st Edition, by Erin C. Amerman, Pearson Higher Education, 2016. (Contributed Chapters 26 and 27).
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version, 1st Edition, by Catharine C. Whiting, Pearson Higher Education, 2016. (Contributing Author).
  • 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.


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)
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)
  • Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP)


Additional Information

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


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