Tami M. Panhuis
Associate Professor of Zoology
B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
Tami Panhuis' research lab is broadly interested in evolutionary genetics and the evolution of fish placenta traits. Panhuis teaches courses at Ohio Wesleyan on human physiology, anatomy, evolution, introduction to cell biology, and UC160.
Tami Panhuis was recently awarded the Thomas E. Wenzlau (TEW) grant for the 2015-2016 academic year. Panhuis also serves as Ohio Wesleyan’s faculty representative for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
For more information about Tami Panhuis, view her Curriculum Vitae.
Publications / Presentations
- Kwan, L., M. Fris*, F. H. Rodd, L. Rowe, L. Tuhela, T. M. Panhuis. (2015). An examination of the variation in maternal placentae across the genus Poeciliopsis (Poeciliidae). Journal of Morphology 276: 707-720 [* denotes OWU undergraduate co-author]
- Fogarty, M.P.**, T.M. Panhuis**, S. Vadlamudi, M.L. BuchKovish, K.L. Mohlke. (2013) Allele-specific transcriptional activity at type 2 diabetes-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms in regions of pancreatic islet open chromatin at the JAZF1 locus. Diabetes 62:1756-62 [**These authors contributed equally to this work]
- Panhuis, T.M. (November 2014) Structural characterization of the Poeciliopsis (Poeciliidae) placenta. Invited symposia speaker. IV International Symposium on Viviparous Fishes. Morelia, Mexico
- Panhuis, T.M., L. Kwan, M. Fris*, L. Tuhela, F.H. Rodd, L. Rowe (January 2014) Morphological characterization of the Poeciliopsis Placenta. Poster presentation for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Annual International meeting, Austin TX [* denotes OWU undergraduate co-author]
Panhuis and her students use molecular genetic techniques and microscopy to investigate the structure and function of placenta-like tissues in live bearing fish from the genera Poeciliopsis and Phalloptychus.