After graduating with a degree in English from Cornell University in 2000, I moved to Denver, CO to play with my rock ‘n roll band. In my ten years living in Colorado, I completed a master’s degree in Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver, co-owned and operated a non-profit bookstore and community space, worked as an instructor at Girls Inc. of Metro Denver, instructed Developmental English classes at the Community College of Denver, and was a high school English, science, and social studies teacher for six years at P.S. 1 Charter School. I also completed undergraduate coursework in biology in preparation for a PhD program, which I began in the fall of 2011 here at Iowa State University. As a student in the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology program in the Bronikowski Lab, my research examines the ecological and evolutionary significance of physiological and behavioral variation in reptiles. Using field observations, captive experimentation, and molecular analysis with garter snakes (Thamnophis elegans and T. sirtalis) from populations in California and Iowa, I hope to illuminate how these organisms respond to a changing world.
Eric J Gangloff
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Area of Expertise:
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
B.A., English, Cornell University, 2000
M.A., Digital Media Studies, University of Denver, 2004
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University, 2016