Amanda Colvin Zielen5th Year PhD Candidate
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Seaman Lab, Mellon Hall
Education:B.S. Biology and Secondary Education, Thiel College, 2010
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.