Biology Department
Barbara Ann Pytel

Barbara Ann Pytel

Job Title
Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Integrated Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) 331

Research interests

My research interests include phylogeny of North American water frogs (Rana) and the evolution of primitive snakes. My students and I are currently studying color polymorphisms in Plethodon cinereus, the red-backed salamander, by sequencing the gene for the Melanocortin Receptor (MC-1-R).

Teaching interests

Cellular Foundations of Life (BIO 104), Molecular Biology of the Cell (BIO 225 Lab) and Herpetology: Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles (BIO 321)

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Academic credentials

B.S., St. John’s University; M.S., Ph.D., New York University