Rebecca Williams

Rebecca Williams

Biology - Asst. Prof.

Office: Williams 182
Phone: 330-287-1945
Email: rwilliams@wooster.edu

Degrees

  • PhD., University of Windsor
  • BSc.H, University of Windsor
  • BEd., University of Windsor

Courses Taught

  • BIOL111 Foundation of Biology
  • BIOL305 Cell Physiology
  • BIOL45100 Independent Study Thesis

Research Interests

  • Study evolutionary adaptation and physiological acclimation at the population level in Brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) fish inhabiting polluted and clean regions.

  • Use field expertise and molecular techniques to identify population level differences between clean and polluted site fish. Molecular techniques include: gene expression analysis using quantitative real-time PCR, protein expression analysis using western blotting and enzyme activity quantification using EROD and GST analysis.

  •  Previous studies include: Explored biomarker CYP1A expression levels in a variety of fish species across western New York, Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.

  •  Conducted a fish biodiversity survey at Letchworth State in Castile, NY.