Craig Tepper

Craig Tepper

Professor of Biology

115A West Science Center
CTepper@cornellcollege.edu
(319) 895-4376

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology, Utah State University, 1987
  • M.S. in Zoology, San Diego State University, 1979
  • B.A. in Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1977

Curriculum Vitae and Personal Web Page

Research

  • Phenotypic Plasticity in the Fire Coral Millepora
  • Host Specificity of Symbiodinium in Corals
  • Tracking parentage and genetic diversity in the threaten queen conch

Publications

Recent Publications: (* Indicates Cornell student author)

Squiers*, L., Hay*, C., Gorbach*, D., Friend*, D. Black, B., Greenstein, B., Strychar, K. and  Tepper, C. 2011.  Cryptic speciation: A mismatch between genetics and morphology in Millepora. Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas. 8-19.

Tepper, C., Squiers*, L. Hay*, C. Gorbach*, D., Friend*, D. Black, B., Greenstein, B., Strychar, K. 2012. Cryptic Species: A Mismatch between Genetics and Morphology in Millepora. Marine Sciences. 2(5):57-65.

Gaynor*, S., Hay*, C. and Tepper, C. 2013. Cryptic Species or Intragenomic Variation: Implications for the Millepores.  Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas. 14: 13-25.

Edited Proceedings Volume

Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas. 2013. Edited by C. Tepper & R. Shaklee Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador, Bahamas.  

Grants

Courses Taught

  • Foundations: Cellular Biology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Genetics
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Biological Problems in Belize and The Bahamas

Academic Awards, Honors and Professional Activity

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Plant-Microbe Interatctions, 1987-1989
  • Visiting Research Scientist, National Cancer Institute (NIH), 1995-1996
  • Ringer Distinguished Professor, 2007-2010
  • Conference Co-Chair, 14th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, 2011
  • Research Review Committee – Gerace Research Centre, San Salvador, Bahamas. 2011-present