Dr. Lucas Kirschman

Lucas J. Kirschman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biological Sciences
(907) 786-6953


  • 2017, Ph.D., Zoology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • 2010, M.S., Biology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • 2005, B.S. Recreation Management, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

My Ph.D. research investigated how neuroendocrine stress alters physiology and life history trade-offs during critical windows of development. Much of my work in this area focused on trade-offs between growth, development, and immune function in amphibian larvae. In my current postdoctoral research, with Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre, I am investigating how neuroendocrine stress, developmental stage, host genetic background, and gut microbiota affect the inflammatory response in the gastrointestinal tract of threespine stickleback.


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