Dr. Jessica Thomas

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences, 2016, Duquesne University
  • B.S. Biology, 2011, Seton Hill University

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • BIOL105 Freshman Biology Seminar
  • BIOL251 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • BIOL252 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • BIOL370 Systems Neuroscience
  • BIOL451 Animal Physiology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Amphibian physiology: relationships between stress, immunity, and reproduction
  • Hormonal regulation of wound healing
  • Stress-induced changes of white-blood cell distribution and circulation

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Thomas, J.R., and Woodley, S.K. 2017. Testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis: Testosterone manipulation does not affect wound healing in male salamanders. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 247:8-15.
  • Thomas, J.R., Magyan, A.J., Freeman, P.E., and Woodley, S.K. 2017. Testing hypotheses about individual variation in plasma corticosterone in free-living salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:1210-1221. doi: 10.1242/jeb.149765
  • Thomas, J.R., and Woodley, S.K. 2015. Treatment with corticosterone delays cutaneous wound healing in male and female salamanders. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 216:33-38.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award/Young Alumni Achievement, 2017, Seton Hill University

Current Professional Associations

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey
Last Updated 10/15/19