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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)

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RESEARCH POSITIONS

Model Orgs CollageGraduate Research Associate; Department of Biology, Indiana University (2016-Present). Mentor: Gregory E. Demas.

Research Assistant; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University (2013-2016). Principal Investigator: Fernando Galvez.

Undergraduate Research Assistant; Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, University of Miami (2010-2013). Mentor: Martin Grosell.

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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: Spring 2019). 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: Spring 2019). Upregulation of polyamine and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) production are indicative of osmotic plasticity in killifish (Fundulus sp.). Journal of Experimental Biology.

Rendon, N. M., Petersen, C. L., Amez, A. C., Boyes, D. L., Munley, K. M., Kingsbury, M. A., & Demas, G. E. (anticipated submission: Spring 2019). Seasonal patterns of melatonin section alter aggressive phenotypes of female Siberian hamsters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

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.

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PRESENTATIONS

Presentations Collage.jpgConference Presentations and Published Abstracts

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Ren, C. C., & Demas, G. E. (abstract submitted February 2019). Rising to the challenge: Melatonin modulates circulating androgens and aggression in a seasonally breeding rodent. Animal Behavior Conference; Bloomington, IN.

Munley, K. M., Deyoe, J. E., Ren, C. C., & Demas, G. E. (2019). Melatonin mediates seasonal transitions in circulating androgen profiles and aggression in male Siberian hamsters. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology; Tampa, FL.

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.

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RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) Grant-in-Aid of Research (2019, $1,000)

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

Research Recruitment Fellowship; Department of Biology, Indiana University (2016, $12,500)

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

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HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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

College of Arts and Sciences Fall Travel Award; Indiana University (2018, $200)

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

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)

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

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TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Mentoring Collage.jpgGraduate Mentor, Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program (SSRP); Department of Biology, Indiana University (2019)

Associate Instructor; Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University (Research and Professional Ethics for the Bio-Behavioral Sciences course, 2018)

Mentor, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Animal Behavior; Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University (2018)

Mentor, Demas Lab; Department of Biology, Indiana University (2017-Present)

Assistant Instructor; Department of Biology, Indiana University (Integrative Human Physiology and Biology Laboratory courses, 2016-2017)

Guest Instructor; Department of Biology, University of Washington (Survey of Physiology course, 2015)

Content Tutor; Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, Louisiana State University (2014)

Mentor, Galvez Lab; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University (2013-2016)

Teaching Assistant; Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University (Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory and Marine Communities Laboratory courses, 2013-2016)

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OUTREACH
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Instructor, Foundations in Science and Mathematics Program; College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University (Zoology (Animal Diversity) course; 2018, 2017)

Abstract Judge, Outstanding Junior Scientist Competition; Indiana Junior Academy of Science (2018, 2017)

Volunteer, Science Fest; College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University (2018, 2016)

Recruitment Chair, Editor, and Writer; ScIU Blog, Indiana University (2017-Present)

Guest Speaker; STEM Research Bootcamp, Indiana University (2017)

Graduate Mentor, EnvironMentors Program; College of the Coast & Environment, Louisiana State University (2014-2016)

Graduate Mentor, Biology Intensive Orientation for Students (BIOS); College of Science, Louisiana State University (2014)

Volunteer, Ocean Commotion; Louisiana Sea Grant (2014)

Instructor, High School Careers in Medicine Workshop; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (2013)

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PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC SERVICE AND RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Ad Hoc ReviewerHormones and Behavior; Journal of Experimental Zoology, Part A; Journal of Mammalogy

Session Chair, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting – “Hormones & Behavior II: Everything but the Birds” (2019)

Hospitality Committee Chair, Animal Behavior Conference (2019, 2018)

Session Moderator, Animal Behavior Conference – “Sex Differences in the Brain and Behavior” (2018)

Graduate Recruitment Weekend planning committee, Indiana University (2017-Present)

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MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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

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