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Lynn  Martin

Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin
Associate Professor

Contact

Office: SCA 130
Phone: 813-974-0157
Lab: SCA 122, 135
Fax: 974-3263
Email: lbmartin@usf.edu

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Education

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Ohio State University.

Research

Ecological physiology and immunology

Research Interests:

Immunity is a largely neglected but potentially important determinant of fitness for wild animals.  Historically, immunologists have favored reductionism, but integrative study of the immune system may shed new light on many basic biological questions, including i) Why senescence occurs, ii)Why current reproductive effort often hinders future reproductive success, iii) Why stress suppresses some aspects of immune activity but up-regulates others, and iv) Why immune defenses are so labile in spite of presumably strong selection for robust disease resistance.

My research interests address several questions including:

  1. How physiological systems impinge on life history variation among and within species
  2. How and why immune defenses vary in space and time
  3. How expensive is the use, maintenance, and development of the immune system
  4. How steroid hormones, particularly those involved in stress, affect immune defenses
  5. How physiological and behavioral traits mediate species’ invasiveness

Specialty Area

Ecological Physiology and Immunology

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
90491BSC 4933050Evolutionary Medicine
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3TR

9:30am-10:45am

EDU 261

89433BSC 6932051Evolution Extended Synthesis
Non bio Majors CI Required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1T

2:00pm-3:30pm

SCA 333

90615BSC 6932061Advances in Ecophysiology
Non bio Majors CI Required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1M



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84136BSC 6971012Thesis: Master's
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82124BSC 7910025Directed Research
1-19



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86234BSC 7936002Doctoral Seminar
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TBA 100

82129BSC 7980023Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19



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