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Erika Crispo

Assistant Professor

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Biology

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W335
Office Hours
New York City

Biography


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.

Education


PhD , McGill University , Montreal , 2010
Evolutionary Ecology

MS , McGill University , Montreal , 2004
Evolutionary Ecology

BS , University of Guelph , Guelph , 2002

Publications


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., Hussain, N., Rodriguez, S., Pavey, S., Tunna, H. & Rogers, S. M. Evolution of the major histocompatibility complex in response to aquatic environmental pollutants in longnose dace.. In preparation.

Crispo, E. Evaluating Tools to Ameliorate Environmental Challenges: a Green Roofs Case Study.. Loren Byrne (Eds.), Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Springer.

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. 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.

Hamel, C. & Crispo, E. Morphology of pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) is related to water body size. BIOS.

Hendry, A. P., Renaud, K., Crispo, E., Peichel, C. L. & Bolnick, D. I. (2013). Evolutionary inferences from the analysis of exchangeability. Evolution. Vol 67 , pages 3429-3441.

PRESENTATIONS


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

Crispo, E. (2012, November). Molecular tools for ecological questions. Pace University, New York City

RESEARCH INTEREST ---


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, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Crispo, E. & Buraei, Z. K. (2013). Provost's Grant for the Thinkfinity Initiative.
Pace University , Pace University , $8,700.00 . Funded,

Buraei, Z. K. & Crispo, E. (2013). Thinkfinity Grant.
Provost's Office , Pace University , $8,700.00 . Funded,

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

Crispo, E. (2013, June 1). Summer Grant.
Huyck Preserve & Biological Research Station $2,000.00 . Funded,

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