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Dr. Ryan Paitz

NIH postdoctoral fellow
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • I am a comparative physiologist interested in how vertebrate embryos regulate their exposure to maternal steroids and environmental chemicals.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Comparative Physiology, Developmental Biology, Embryology
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Embryonic development, steroid metabolism, maternal effects, steroids, endocrine disruption
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Carter, A. W., R. T. Paitz, K. E. McGhee, and R. M. Bowden. 2016. Turtle hatchlings show behavioral types that are robust to developmental manipulations. Physiology & Behavior 155:46-55.
  • Holgersson, M. C. N., W. A. Nichols, R. T. Paitz, and R. M. Bowden. 2016. How important is the eggshell as a source for initial acquisition of Salmonella in hatchling turtles? Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 325A:142-148.
  • Paitz, R. T. and R. M. Bowden. 2015. The in ovo conversion of oestrone to oestrone sulfate is rapid and subject to inhibition by Bisphenol A. Biology Letters 11:20140946.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS