Kerry L. Gendreau

PhD Candidate, Virginia Tech
  • Virginia Tech
  • United States of America

About Kerry L. Gendreau

My research interests center around using genomic data to predict whether organisms can adapt to different environmental pressures. I am particularly keen on the evolution of nervous systems and cellular communication. In past work I have approached this topic broadly, with projects on Alzheimer's disease in humans, circadian rhythms in mammals, and spider neurotoxins. I am currently a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech and my dissertation research focuses on the coevolution of toxicity in amphibians and toxin resistance in their snake predators.


Animal migration Biodiversity Coevolution Ecological genetics Evolutionary ecology Evolutionary genetics Evolutionary theory Molecular ecology Molecular evolution Phylogenetics Population dynamics Sexual selection


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