Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
- @New York City
One Pace Plaza W335
New York City
I came to Pace University from Canada in the Fall of 2012. I have always been interested in animals and nature, which led me to pursue graduate studies in 2002. I completed graduate work on guppies in Trinidad and cichlids in Uganda. I then went on to study minnows in Alberta for postdoctoral work. I continue to work on these systems while also delving into the study of organisms and environments in the New York area.
PhD , McGill University , Montreal , 2010
MS , McGill University , Montreal , 2004
BS , University of Guelph , Guelph , 2002
Crispo, E., Suman, P. D. & Chapman, L. J. Towards an understanding of the molecular basis of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation to hypoxia in an African cichlid fish. Biology Letters.
Crispo, E. (2016). Evaluating Tools to Ameliorate Environmental Challenges: a Green Roofs Case Study.. Loren Byrne (Eds.), Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Springer.
Hamel, C. & Crispo, E. (2016). Morphology of pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is related to water body size. BIOS. Vol 87 (Issue 2) , pages 56-66.
Crispo, E., Tunna, H. R., Hussain, N., Rodriguez, S. S., Pavey, S. A., Jackson, L. J. & Rogers, S. M. The evolution of the major histocompatibility complex in upstream versus downstream river populations of the longnose dace. Hydrobiologia.
Rezansoff, A. M., Crispo, E., Blair, C., Cruz, E., Kitano, J., Vamosi, S. M. & Rogers, S. M. (2015). Toward the genetic origins of a potentially non-native population of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Alberta. Conservation Genetics. Vol 16 , pages 859-873.
Crispo, E. (2015, November). A new index to use in conjunction with the h-index, to account for an author's relative contribution to publications with high impact. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Vol 66 (Issue 11) , pages 2381–2383 .
Wiens, K., Crispo, E. & Chapman, L. (2014). Phenotypic plasticity is maintained despite geographical isolation in an African cichlid fish, Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor. Integrative Zoology. Vol 9 , pages 85-96.
Crispo, E. (2015, October 10). Warwick retreat. Designer Populations: Adaptation to Anthropogenic Stressors. Dyson Society of Fellows, Warwick, NY
Crispo, E., Hussain, N., Rodriguez, S., Pavey, S. A., Tunna, H., Jackson, L. & Rogers, S. (2015, June 30). Evolution 2015. Evolution of the MHC in response to aquatic pollution in a riverine cyprinid fish, the longnose dace. Society for the Study of Evolution; American Society of Naturalists; Society for Systematic Biologists, Guaruja, Brazil
Buraei, Z., Marcello, M., Strahs, D., Zuzga, D., Crispo, E. & Kelly, M. (2015, May). Development of a year-long, research-based laboratory integrated within core genetics and cellular & molecular biology courses.. American Society of Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Austin, TX
Crispo, E. & Hussain, N. (2015, April 22). 3rd Annual Pace-Wide Research Day. Evaluating MHC evolution in response to pollution in longnose dace. Pace University, New York City
Crispo, E. (2015, April 1). The 'omics of adaptation to hypoxia in African cichlid fish. New York University, New York City
Hussain, N. & Crispo, E. (2015, March 8). Dyson Society of Fellows. Evaluating MHC evolution in response to pollution in longnose dace. Pace University, New York City
Flores, M. & Crispo, E. (2014, June 13). Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Assisted migration at the community level. New York City
Crispo, E. (2014, June 12). Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Conservation in the genomics era. New York City
Crispo, E. (2014, May 26). Genomes to Biomes. MHC evolution in fish exposed to varying levels of aquatic contaminants. Montreal
Crispo, E. (2014, May 14). Biology Colloquium. The evolution of immune response in fish exposed to varying levels of aquatic pollutants. Queens College, New York City
Thomas, K., Rodriguez, S. & Crispo, E. (2014, May 7). NYC Undergraduate Research Spring Showcase. Using next-generation sequencing to identify variation in immune response genes in longnose dace fish populations from polluted and non-polluted environments. Pace University, New York City
Hamel, C. & Crispo, E. (2014, April 12). Undergraduate Research Symposium. Ecological differences may drive the existence of morphological differences in sunfish populations. William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Thomas, K., Rodriguez, S., Shendrik, K. & Crispo, E. (2014, April 12). Undergraduate Research Symposium. Effects of environmental stress on immune response evolution in longnose dace. William Patterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Rodriguez, S., Thomas, K., Shendrik, K. & Crispo, E. (2014, April 5). Eastern Colleges Science Conference. Effects of environmental stress on immune response evolution in longnose dace. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Crispo, E. (2014, April 1). Pace-Wide Research Day. The evolution of immune response in riverine fish exposed to varying levels of aquatic pollutants. Pace University, New York City
Rodriguez, S., Thomas, K., Shendrik, K. & Crispo, E. (2014, March 28). Dyson College 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Fellows. The evolution of immune response in riverine fish exposed to varying levels of aquatic pollutants. Pace University, Pleasantville
Higa, A., Crispo, E., Levandowsky, M. M., Zain, N. & Drew, C. (2013, April 20). The Ecology of New York City Symposium. Long-term trends in fish communities in the Hudson River estuary.. Columbia University, New York City
My research is at the interface of molecular ecology and ecological genetics. That is, I use molecular tools to understand ecology, and I study how genomes evolve in response to the environment. More specifically, I am interested in how freshwater fish populations adapt to environmental stressors, including hypoxia and pollution. I am most interested in questions revolving around the role of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation, and how phenotypic plasticity evolves, through examination at both the molecular and phenotypic levels.
Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts
Crispo, E., Karina, S. & , . (2013, May 20). Dyson College 2013 Summer Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program.
Pace University , Pace University , $2,500.00 . Funded,Using next-generation sequencing to identify variation in immune response genes in longnose dace fish populations from polluted and non-polluted environments
(2013, June 1).
Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station $2,000.00 . Funded,