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Penny M. Hopkins

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Ph.D., Tulane University
M.S., Tulane University
B.S.., Texas Tech University
405-325-6195 (Phone)
405-325-6202 (Fax)
RH 201/420


This laboratory is involved in the following research problems:

1. Characterization of the hormonal and growth factor control of molting and regeneration in the fiddler crab, Uca pugilator.

2. Expression patterns of receptor genes that bind hormones and other ligands and belong to the superfamily of nuclear receptors.

3. Characterization of metabolic pathways for metabolism of invertebrate steroids (the ecdysteroids) in the crab.