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Deanna Soper, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Evolutionary Biology; Ecology; Reproduction; Animal Behavior


B.S., Trine University
M.B.A. Indiana University, Northwest
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington

Recent Courses

Research Interests

Dr. Soper's area of expertise is evolutionary biology & ecology.  Her lab has a wide variety of projects because she maintains multiple collaborations to provide an array of experiences to her undergraduate research students.  Most recently her work has focused on host/parasite distribution and abundance of freshwater snails and their parasites in Michigan, AI development using ROV-collected video footage of deep-sea habitats that can be used to glean biodiversity data, and growth and gene expression in an endangered stony coral.  Visit the Soper Lab webpage for more information.