Pamela C. Lovejoy, Ph.D.
- Tuohy Hall, Room L1-109
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, 2018
B.A., Biology, Connecticut College, 2013
Scholarly & Professional Interests
I am interested in the effects of genes and the environment on the development and behavior of organisms. While genetic and environmental factors can have independent effects on a trait, they can also have interesting interactions. For example, certain genetic variants may only affect a trait within a particular environment. I am also interested in whether these elements and their interactions affect males and females differently. For my research, I use the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster (the common fruit fly), as well as molecular-genetic, developmental, behavioral, and statistical approaches to understand the consequences of exposure to environmental toxicants such as pesticides.