Staff Profile

Carolyn Tepolt

Preferred Name: Carolyn K Tepolt

ASSOC. SCIENTIST W/O TENURE

BIOLOGY

Email: ctepolt@whoi.edu

Phone: 508 289 3357

Office: REDFIELD LABORATORY 

Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,   Mail Stop 33
266 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Lab/Group Site: https://www2.whoi.edu/site/tepoltlab/

Education

PhD, Stanford University, Department of Biology 2014

MSc, University of Otago, Department of Zoology 2004

BS, College of William & Mary, Departments of Chemistry and Biology 2002

Research Statement

I use marine species invasions as natural experiments in rapid adaptation, examining how – and how quickly – populations respond to novel conditions. By coupling high-throughput sequencing with physiology and ecology, I examine adaptation at multiple levels. My main areas of research are thermal adaptation in green crabs (Carcinus maenas), and coevolution in the crab-barnacle Rhithropanopeus harrisii-Loxothylacus panopaei host-parasite system.