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Research Molecular Biologist, Kansas State University

Alison Gerken is a Research Molecular Biologist with the USDA-ARS at the Center for Grain and Animal Health Research in Manhattan, KS. She received her Ph.D. in biology from Kansas State University in 2014 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida from 2014 to 2016. Her research interests focus on understanding the phenotypic and genetic plasticity responses to stress using behavioral, thermal, and life-history bioassays.


  • 2016–present
    Research Molecular Biologist, USDA ARS


  • 2014 
    Kansas State University, Ph.D.