Katherine Krynak

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Name:
Kat Krynak
Title:
Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone:
419-772-2335
Office:
Mathile Center 125
Address:
525 S Main St, Ada, OH, 45810
Academic Credentials
PhD. specialization in Microbial Ecology; Co-founder of Las Gralarias Foundation
Research Interests
Conservation Biology, Microbial Ecology, Eco-immunology, Herpetology
Employee degree:

BS, University of Cincinnati

PHD, Case Western Reserve Univ

Biography

Selected publications:

K. Krynak, D. Wessels*, S. Imba, A. Loudon, E. Snyder, T. Krynak, J. Lyons, J. Guayasamin (2020) Call survey indicates rainbow trout farming alters glassfrog community composition in the Andes of Ecuador. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. 14(2):1-11 (e234).

K. Krynak, D. Wessels*, S. Imba, A. Loudon, E. Snyder, T. Krynak, J. Lyons, J. Guayasamin (2018) A preliminary assessment of the skin-associated bacterial microbiome of Caecilia buckleyi (Amphibia: Caeciliidae). Herpetological Review. 49(4): 690-693.

K. Krynak, D. Burke, R. Martin, and P. Dennis (2017). Gut microbiome composition is associated with cardiac disease in captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). FEMS Microbiology Letters. doi:10.1093/femsle/fnx149

Courses routinely taught:
 Introductory Biology II (1401 lecture/lab)
 Marine Biology (3701; Field Semester Course)
 Herpetology (3641; Lecture/Lab; 10 contact hours)
 Tropical Biodiversity Conservation (2601; Spring course with 14 day summer faculty-led study abroad in Ecuador; 3 contact hours while on campus)
 TREX: Conservation (1001.42; Lecture)
 Independent Research (4971; field, lab, and analysis based)
 Senior Capstone: (4861; 4761; 4771; 4791)

Please see my personal website for more information.