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Carolyn Tepolt

Carolyn Tepolt

Assistant Scientist


Office Phone: +1 508 289 3357

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PhD, Stanford University, Department of Biology 2014

MSc, University of Otago, Department of Zoology 2004

BS, College of William & Mary, Departments of Chemistry and Biology 2002

Research Statement

I use marine species invasions as natural experiments in rapid adaptation, examining how – and how quickly – populations respond to novel conditions. By coupling high-throughput sequencing with physiology and ecology, I examine adaptation at multiple levels. My main areas of research are thermal adaptation in green crabs (Carcinus maenas), and coevolution in the crab-barnacle Rhithropanopeus harrisii-Loxothylacus panopaei host-parasite system.