Kevin J. Emerson

Professor of Biology

Department Chair

Kevin J. Emerson


Research in Kevin J. Emerson's lab focuses on two separate, though related questions:

  • How does the environment interact with the genome to control developmental and physiological processes?
  • How does the evolution of these interactions allow for the proliferation of organisms across diverse environments throughout the temperate zone?

A combination of modern molecular approaches and the interpretation of physiological, evolutionary, and ecological contexts drive our research.

Areas of Research Specialization

  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Computational Biology

Areas of Teaching Specialization

  • Genetics


  • B.S. in Biology at Clarkson University, 2002
  • B.S. in Mathematics at Clarkson University, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Evolutionary Genetics at University of Oregon, 2009