Deanna Soper Ph.D.

Deanna Soper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology

Phone: (972) 721-5245


Office: Patrick E. Haggerty Science Center #145


B.S., Trine University
M.B.A., Indiana University, Northwest
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

Evolutionary Biology; Ecology; Reproduction; Animal Behavior

Environmental Science & Lab (2360, 2160)
Darwin (2348, 2148)
Marine Field Ecology (3112)
Marine Biology & Lab (3311, 3111)
Evolutionary Biology (3347)
Animal Behavior & Lab (3346, 3146)
Ecology (3326)
Tropical Ecology & Ecopsychology (3317, 3117)
Underwater Exploration (3V43)
Evolution of Reproduction (4V65)
Dr. Soper's area of expertise is evolutionary biology & ecology.  Her lab has a wide variety of projects because she maintains multiple collaborations to provide an array of experiences to her undergraduate research students.  Most recently her work has focused on host/parasite distribution and abundance of freshwater snails and their parasites in Michigan, AI development using ROV-collected video footage of deep-sea habitats that can be used to glean biodiversity data, and growth and gene expression in an endangered stony coral.  Visit the Soper Lab webpage for more information.