Pasparakis, Christina

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Assistant Professor
Office: na Meyer Hall


The long-term goal of my research is to investigate the molecular and physiological mechanisms that allow organisms to cope with environmental stressors, including both anthropogenic and natural stressors. I am interested in exploring the physiological capacity of organisms to tolerate environmental change and the associated fitness and energetic costs of adaptation and acclimatization. My research aims to investigate how stressor and toxin exposure in early life stages of local fish and invertebrate species translate to sublethal effects at later life stages. Specifically, I am interested in the interactive and synergistic effects of ultraviolet radiation and toxin exposure.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D., Rosenstiel School and Marine and Atmospheric Science, 2018
  • M.S., San Francisco State University, 2013
  • B.S., University of Miami, 2009


  • Physiology
  • Toxicology


  • TBD

Recent Publications:

  • TBD