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Danielle Herrig

I am a geneticist broadly interested in how a single species diverges to become separate species and how populations respond to environmental changes. My dissertation work focused on gene flow between species while my postdoctoral work focused more on gene expression at different life stages and how it may influence the process of speciation. 

I am a currently a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky. I am excited to be working with students as they are introduced to biological concepts in BIO148 (Introduction to Biology), especially as they explore Evolution and the Central Dogma. I will also be working with students in Genetics Labs as they further delve into concepts in genetics. 


Contact Information
104B T.H. Morgan Building
B.S. in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Religion from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA. 

Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Genetics from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 

Certificate in Higher Education from University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Postdoctoral Research at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. 
Research Interests
  • Speciation Genetics
  • Ecological Adaptation
  • Gene Expression
  • Complex Life Cycles
  • Biology