Faculty and Staff

Amy M McMillan

Associate Professor
(716) 878-3756
Campus Address: Science And Math Complex 316

Research Interests:

Population and conservation genetics, impacts of anthropogenic stressors, and disease on populations.

Current Research Projects:

  • Population genetics of Common Loons (Gavia immer) in North America - impact of Type E botulism on loon populations, connecting breeding and wintering populations, overall population genetic structure of loons, effects of mercury on loon populations.
  • Conservation genetics of the Allegheny hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) in New York State - genetic relationship of New York State hellbenders, genetic diversity and structure of Allegheny and Susquehanna hellbender populations.
  • Questions concerning bacterial and fungal community composition and function utilizing next generation sequencing (Ion Torrent) metagenomics. We have been exploring fungal community composition in ant colony soils, biofilm composition, and bacterial and fungal communities on hellbender salamanders.

Courses Taught:

BSC 101- Foundation of Inquiry
BIO 100 - Principles of Biology
BIO 213 - Introduction to Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
BIO 303 - Genetics
BIO 350 - Genes in Populations
BIO 389 - Biology, Values and Society
BIO 405 - Evolution
BIO 612 - Conservation Biology
BIO 672 - Forensic Molecular Biology

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Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Science and Mathematics Complex 166
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5203 •  Fax: (716) 878-4028