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Deanna Soper, Ph.D.


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

Recent Courses

2360 Environmental Science
3347 Evolutionary Biology
3346 Animal Behavior
3326 Ecology
2348, 2148 Darwin

Research Interests

Dr. Soper is interested in the impact of host/parasite coevolution on the evolution of reproduction. She uses a freshwater snail from New Zealand to determine how parasitic infection within populations alters reproductive behavior.  She has a new project investigating the male genital morphology of the snails using UD's new SEM.  In addition, this past year she has started a new collaboration with Mote Marine Laboratory investigating coral growth and gene expression.  Dr. Soper maintains many collaborations both with faculty members at UD along with scientists at other institutions.  Visit the Soper Lab webpage for more information.