Biology Department
Barbara Ann Pytel

Barbara Ann Pytel

Job Title
Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences
Integrated Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) 331
Department/Program: Biology

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).


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

Academic credentials

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