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Jeff Dudycha

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
University of South Carolina
United States of America


Dr. Jeff Dudycha is currently working as a Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, University of South Carolina , United States of America. His research interests includes Biological sciences. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Jeff Dudycha is the member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He has authored of many research articles/books related to Biological sciences.

Research Interest

Many of the traits we study are linked to aging, the progressive decline of performance that accompanies the unavoidable increase in adult age as time passes. Thus much of our work falls into the realm of life history evolution and trade-offs in resource acquisition and allocation.  Other traits are tied to vision and eyes, and we use these to understand how animals have evolved to acquire information from their environment.  Thinking about vision led us into thinking about how organisms cope with the extraordinary varibility of light in water.  Which in turn led us to thinking about photosynthesis as another biological process dependent on light, and thus we embarked on our work with cryptophytes.


  • Brandon CS, James T, Dudycha JL. Selection on incremental variation of eye size in a wild population of Daphnia. Journal of evolutionary biology. 2015 Nov 1;28(11):2112-8.

  • Keith N, Tucker AE, Jackson CE, Sung W, Lledó JI, Schrider DR, Schaack S, Dudycha JL, Ackerman M, Younge AJ, Shaw JR. High mutational rates of large-scale duplication and deletion in Daphnia pulex. Genome research. 2016 Jan 1;26(1):60-9.

  • Schumpert CA, Anderson C, Dudycha JL, Patel RC. Involvement of Daphnia pulicaria Sir2 in regulating stress response and lifespan. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Feb;8(2):402.

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