CV

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Indiana University (2016-Present)

B.Sc., Marine Biology, University of Miami (2013)

B.A., Creative Writing, University of Miami (2013)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Graduate Research Associate; Department of Biology, Indiana University (2016-Present).
Project title: Neuroendocrine mechanisms of seasonal aggression in male Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus).
Mentor: Gregory E. Demas.

Research Assistant; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University (2013-2016).
Project title: Metabolic pathways of GABA production in killifish (Fundulus species) during osmotic stress.
Principal Investigator: Fernando Galvez.

Undergraduate Research Assistant; Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Miami (2010-2013).
Project titles: Changes to intestinal transport physiology and carbonate production at various CO2 levels and temperatures in the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta); the effect of prolonged lead exposure on growth, survival, and reproduction of the freshwater pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis.
Mentor: Martin Grosell.

PUBLICATIONS:

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Munley, K. M., Rendon, N. M., & Demas, G. E. (2018). Neural androgen synthesis and aggression: Insights from a seasonally breeding rodent. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 9, 136.

Heuer, R. M., Munley, K. M., Narsinghani, N., Wingar, J., Mackey, T. M., & Grosell, M. (2016). Changes to intestinal transport physiology and carbonate production at various CO2 levels in a marine teleost, the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 89, 402-416.

Stickle, W. B., Lindeberg, M., Rice, S. D., Munley, K. M., & Reed, V. (2016). Seasonal changes in the thermal regime and gastropod tolerance from the rocky intertidal zone in southeast Alaska. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 482, 56-63.

Munley, K. M., Brix, K. V., Panlilio, J., Deforest, D. K., & Grosell, M. (2013). Growth inhibition in early life-stage tests predicts full life-cycle toxicity effects of lead in the freshwater pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Aquatic Toxicology, 128-129, 60-66.

Brix, K. V., Esbaugh, A. J., Munley, K. M., & Grosell, M. (2012). Investigations into the mechanism of lead toxicity to the freshwater pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Aquatic Toxicology, 106-107, 147-156.

Invited Book Chapters

Jalabert, C., Munley, K. M., Demas, G. E., & Soma, K. K. (2018). Aggressive behavior. In M. K. Skinner (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reproduction (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 242-247). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Works in Progress

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Ren, C. C., & Demas, G. E. (anticipated submission: Fall 2018). Melatonin mediates seasonal transitions in circulating androgen profiles and aggressive behavior in male Siberian hamsters. Hormones and Behavior.

Munley, K. M., Whitehead, A., Liu, D., & Galvez, F. (anticipated submission: Fall 2018). Upregulation of polyamine and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) production are indicative of osmotic plasticity in killifish (Fundulus sp.). Journal of Experimental Biology.

Thesis

Munley, K. M. (2013). Growth inhibition in early life-stage tests predicts full life-cycle toxicity effects of lead in the freshwater pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Senior Undergraduate Honors Thesis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. 7 pp.

PRESENTATIONS:

Conference Presentations and Published Abstracts

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Ren, C. C., & Demas, G. E. (abstract submitted September 2018). Melatonin mediates seasonal transitions in circulating androgen profiles and aggression in male Siberian hamsters. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; Tampa, Florida.

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Jalabert, C., Ma, C., Ren, C. C., Soma, K. K., & Demas, G. E. (2018). Effects of melatonin on seasonal shifts in androgen levels and aggression in male Siberian hamsters. International Congress of Neuroendocrinology; Toronto, Canada.

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Jalabert, C., Ma, C., Ren, C. C., Soma, K. K., & Demas, G. E. (2018). Effects of melatonin on seasonal shifts in androgen levels and aggression in male Siberian hamsters. Animal Behavior Conference; Bloomington, IN.

Ren, C. C., Deyoe, J. E., Sylvia, K. E., Munley, K. M., & Demas, G. E. (2018). Photoperiod modulates gut microbiome and behavior in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Animal Behavior Conference; Bloomington, IN.

Munley, K. M., Whitehead, A., Liu, D., & Galvez, F. (2017). Upregulation of polyamine biosynthesis and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) production are indicative of osmotic plasticity in killifish (Fundulus sp.). Animal Behavior Conference; Bloomington, IN.

Munley, K. M., Liu, D., & Galvez, F. (2014). The roles of glutamate and putrescine in γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis in Fundulus heteroclitus during osmotic stress. American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology; San Diego, CA.

Heuer, R. M., Munley, K. M., Narsinghani, N., Wingar, J., Mackey, T., & Grosell, M. (2014). Changes to intestinal transport physiology at varying levels of hypercapnia in the Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta). American Physiological Society Intersociety Meeting: Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology; San Diego, CA.

Heuer, R. M., Munley, K. M., Narsinghani, N., & Grosell, M. (2014). Influence of hypercapnia on intestinal transport and calcium carbonate formation in the Gulf toadfish. International Congress on the Biology of Fish; Edinburgh, Scotland.

Munley, K. M. (2013). Growth inhibition in early life-stage tests predicts full life-cycle toxicity effects of lead in the freshwater pulmonate snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds; Winston Salem, NC.

Other Presentations

Ren, C. C., Deyoe, J. E., Sylvia, K. E., Munley, K. M., & Demas, G. E. (2018). Photoperiod modulates gut microbiome and behavior in Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Indiana University Hutton Honors College Symposium; Bloomington, IN.

Munley, K. M., Liu, D., & Galvez, F. (2015).  From salinity to behavior: the effect of osmotic stress on GABA production in the killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus. Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium; Baton Rouge, LA.

Munley, K. M., Liu, D., & Galvez, F. (2014). The roles of glutamate and putrescine in γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) synthesis in Fundulus heteroclitus during osmotic stress. Louisiana State University BioGrads Symposium; Baton Rouge, LA.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

Common Themes in Reproductive Diversity NIH Predoctoral Fellowship; Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University (2018-2019, $23,376)

Provost’s Travel Award for Women in Science; Indiana University (2018, $600)

Trainee Travel Award; International Neuroendocrine Federation (2018, $485)

Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) Travel Grant; Indiana University (2018, $500)

Enrichment Travel Award; Department of Biology, Indiana University (2018, $250)

Graduate Research Fellowship; College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University (2016, $12,500)

University Grant Finalist; Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (2014-2015, $1,200)

Travel Grant; Graduate Student Association, Louisiana State University (2014, $200)

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN); Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB); Animal Behavior Society (ABS); American Physiological Society (APS); Graduate Women in Science (Delta Sigma Epsilon); Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

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