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Amanda Colvin Zielen

5th Year PhD Candidate
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Biological Sciences

Seaman Lab, Mellon Hall
Phone: x4828

Education:

B.S. Biology and Secondary Education, Thiel College, 2010
Research Project

Aim 1: Proteomic analysis of Gorilla seminal plasma in comparison to human and chimpanzee seminal proteomes.

Aim 2: Investigating the possibility of pseudogenization in a chimpanzee protein, Semenogelin 2, through protein detection methods and sequence analysis. 

Aim 3: Testing enzymatic function of key seminal plasma proteins among human, chimpanzee, and hypothetical human-chimpanzee ancestor in relation to primate mating systems and sexual selection.

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