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Dr. Carolina B. Lewallen

  • CLewallen

    Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    Hampton University (HU)

    Phone: (757) 727 6044 | Email: carolina.lewallen@hamptonu.edu 

    Curriculum Vitae 


    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2015)
    Postdoctoral., Molecular Biology & Orthopedic Surgery
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA (2012)

    Ph.D., Marine Biology
    Federal University of Paraná, Brazil  (2001)
    M.S. Zoology
    Federal University of Paraná, Brazil  (1977)
    B.S. Biology


    1. Population genetics
    2. Marine Mammal Ecology
    3. Mating Systems/Pedigrees
    4. Epigenetics


    1. Bonin CA, van Wijnen AJ, Lewallen, EA (2019). MicroRNA applications in marine biology. Molecular Biology Reports. DOI 10.1007/s40610-019-00124-w
    2. Bonin CA, Lewallen EA, van Wijnen AJ, Cremer MJ, Simões Lopes PC: Habitat preference and behavior of the Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis) in a well preserved estuary off Southern Brazil. P. J. Zoology 49(6): 2235-2242.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.pjz/2017.49.6.2235.2242
    3. Lewallen EA*, Bonin CA*, Li X, Smith J, Karperien M, Larson AN, Lewallen DG, Cool SM, Westendorf JJ, Krych AJ, Leontovich AA, Im H, van Wijnen AJ (2016): The synovial  microenvironment of osteoarthritic joints alters RNAseq expression profiles of human   primary articular chondrocytes. Gene 591:456-64. DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2016.06.063. * Equal contributions
    4. Bonin CA, Goebel ME, O’Corry Crowe GM, Burton RS (2016): Impacts of ecology and behavior on   Antarctic fur seal remating and relatedness. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 476:72-77. DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2015.12.008.
    5. Bonin CA, Lewallen EA, Baheti S, Bradley EW, Stuart MJ, Berry DJ, van Wijnen AJ, Westendorf JJ (2015): Identification of differentially methylated regions in new genes associated with knee osteoarthritis. Gene 576:312-318. DOI:10.1016/j.gene.2015.10.037.
    6. O'Corry-Crowe G, Gelatt T, Rea L, Bonin CA, Rehberg M (2014): Crossing to safety: dispersal, colonization and mate choice in evolutionarily distinct populations of Steller sea lions, Eumetopias jubatus. Molecular Ecology 23: 5415-5434. DOI:10.1111/mec.12944.
    7. Bonin CA, Goebel ME, Hoffman JI, Burton RS (2014): High male reproductive success in a low- density Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) breeding colony. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:597-604. DOI:10.1007/s00265-013-1674-7.
    8. Bonin CA, Goebel ME, Forcada J, Burton RS, Hoffman JI (2013): Unexpected genetic differentiation between recently recolonized populations of a long-lived and highly vagile marine mammal. Ecology and Evolution 3:3701-3712. DOI:10.1002/ece3.732.
    9. Bonin CA, Goebel ME, O’Corry Crowe GM, Burton RS (2012): Twins or not? Genetic analysis of putative twins in Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella, on the South Shetland Islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 412:13. DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.10.010.

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    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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