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  • Hardy, K.M., K.G. Burnett and L.E. Burnett. 2013. The effect of hypercapnic hypoxia and bacterial infection on protein synthesis rates in the Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology 305: R1356-R1366.

  • Schrandt, M., K. Hardy, K. Johnson and S. Lema. 2012. Physical habitat and social conditions across a coral reef shape spatial patterns of intraspecific behavioral variation in a demersal fish. Marine Ecology 33: 149-164.

  • Hardy, K., C. Follett, L. Burnett and S. Lema. 2012. Gene transcripts encoding hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) exhibit tissue- and muscle fiber type-dependent responses to hypoxia and hypercapnic hypoxia in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 163: 137-146.

  • Hardy, K., S. Lema and S. Kinsey. 2010. The metabolic demands of swimming behavior influence the evolution of skeletal muscle fiber design in the brachyuran crab family Portunidae. Marine Biology (Berlin): 221-236.

  • Hardy, K., R. Dillaman, B. Locke and S. Kinsey. 2009. A skeletal muscle model of extreme hypertrophic growth reveals the influence of diffusion on cellular design. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative & Comparative Physiology 65: 1855-1867.

  • Kinsey, S., K. Hardy and B. Locke. 2007. The long and winding road: influences of intracellular metabolite diffusion on cellular organization and metabolism in skeletal muscle. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 3505-3512.

  • Hardy, K., B. Locke, M. Da Silva and S. Kinsey. 2006. A reaction-diffusion analysis of energetics in large muscle fibers secondarily evolved for aerobic locomotor function. Journal of Experimental Biology: 3610-3620.

  • Kinsey, S., P. Pathi, K. Hardy, A. Jordan and B. Locke. 2005. Does intracellular metabolite diffusion limit post-contractile recovery in burst locomotor muscle? Journal of Experimental Biology: 2641-2652.

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Educational Background

  • 2009-2011 – Post-Doc, Medical University of North Carolina/College of Charleston (Environmental Immunology)

  • 2009 – Ph.D., University of North Carolina Wilmington (Marine Biology)

  • 2003 – B.S., Tulane University (Neuroscience)

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  • The effect of tidal position on skeletal muscle structure and metabolism in the giant acorn barnacle, Balanus nubilus

  • Impacts of 4-nonlyphenol on immunocompetence and disease susceptibility in Pacific oysters, Crassostrea gigas

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Positions & Honors

  • 2014-2016 – Executive Committee Member - Science Seat, Morro Bay National Estuary Program

  • 2012-present – Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State Univeristy - SLO

  • 2009-2011 – Oceans and Human Health Post-doctoral Scholar, Medical University of South Carolina

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Burnett, K – College of Charleston

  • Burnett, L – College of Charleston

  • Kinsey, S – University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • Lema, S – California Polytechnic State Univeristy - SLO

  • Tomanek, L – California Polytechnic State Univeristy - SLO

  • Wendt, D – California Polytechnic State Univeristy - SLO

  • Zippay, M – Sonoma State

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