Cynthia Carey

Cynthia Carey, Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0354
phone: 303-492-6014
fax: 303-492-4009
e-mail: cynthia.carey@colorado.edu

Research Interests

  • Physiological and behavioral adaptations of animals to harsh environments, such as deserts, high altitudes, and cold climates.
  • World-wide declines in amphibian populations. These studies include the interaction of pathogens and amphibian immune systems and the possible interaction of co-factors, such as UVB, climate change, heavy metals, and pH, on the success of pathogens in killing amphibians.
  • Ecophysiology.

Education

  • 1969, A.B., Honors in Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1970, M.A. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1976, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Professional Experience

  • 1976-1982, Assistant Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1978-1979, Visiting Investigator, Department of Physiology, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • 1979-1988, Board of Trustees, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
  • 1981-1987, Member, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1982-1985, Board of Directors, Cooper Ornithological Society
  • 1982-1993, Associate Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1982-1988, Visiting Investigator, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru
  • 1989-1990, Associate Chair, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1993-2003, Professor, Department of EPO Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 2003-Present, Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Honors and Awards

  • 1973, Dissertation Award, Faculty Research Club, University of Michigan
  • 1973, Marcia Brady Tucker Award, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1975, A. Brazier Howell Award, Cooper Ornithological Society
  • 1976, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Michigan
  • 1981, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1981, Elected Member, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1982-1985, Advisory Panel for Regulatory Biology, National Science Foundation
  • 1983, Teaching Recognition Award, University of Colorado
  • 1984, Advisory Board for Developmental Biology, NASA
  • 1991, Advisory Panel for Doctoral Dissertation Grants, National Science Foundation
  • 1993 Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 1993-1997, Appointed Trustee, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
  • 1996, Advisory Panel for Presidential Faculty Fellows, National Science Foundation
  • 1998-Present, Task Force on Declining Amphibian Populations
  • 2000, Brewster Memorial Award, American Ornithologists' Union
  • 2000, National Research Council of Norway, Panel to review biological and biochemistry research in Norway

Recent Publications