Cynthia Hays

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Assistant Professor, Keene State College

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BS Duke Univerisity
MS Florida State University
Ph.D University of California, Santa Cruz (2006)

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I am interested in the rold of gene flow and local adaptation in deptermining species distributions. My dissertation research uses a brown alga (Silvitia compressa) and its distribution across the intertidal gradient as a model system to address these ideas. This work includes fine-scale genetic mapping, reciprocal transpland and common gardent experiments, and lab “stress test” and outplant experiments with embryos known as parentage that I generate through controlled crosses in the lab.