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Faculty

Christopher  Osovitz

Christopher Osovitz

Christopher Osovitz
Undergraduate Director Tampa Campus Instructor III (Tampa)

Contact

Office: SCA 327
Phone: 813-974-9109
Fax: 813-974-3263
Email: osovitz@usf.edu

Education

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 2007

Research

Being an instructor, I do not maintain an active research program at USF. However, my general research interests revolve around spanning several levels of organization, from genes to ecosystem-level studies. Specifically, I am interested in how genetic, molecular, or cellular structures very often have critical implications in understanding the bases of higher level biological phenomena, such as biogeography, biological invasions, and overall fitness. For my Ph.D. dissertation, I investigated the role of gene expression in environmental tolerance of the purple sea urchin, along its biogeographic range along the west coast of North America.