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About Kirk Bartholomew

Kirk Bartholomew, Ph.D. is the Assistant Chair of the Biology Department at Sacred Heart University. His area of specialization is Microbiology.
Dr. Bartholomew is a molecular geneticist with a research interest in the application of recombinant and genomic DNA technology to a broad range of biological research questions.  One long-term interest is investigation of the genetic control of sexual development in basidiomycete fungi, a system where the specific mechanisms of control are evolutionarily related to systems controlling developmental gene expression in most genera of eukaryotic organisms. 
A related interest of Dr. Bartholomew's is the application of population genetic and genomic techniques to investigate ecological questions; for example, a recently completed study in collaboration with Drs. Beekey and Mattei involved analysis of the genetic health and diversity of the population of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound. 
He is open to accepting students into any of his current research projects and also to developing original ideas for the application of molecular techniques to other questions of biological interest in collaboration with students and faculty.


Present Assistant Chair Biology, Sacred Heart University Biology Department

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1997 B.S., Ph.D., University of Vermont

Contact Information

Academic Bldg SC217B 
College of Arts and Sciences 
203- 371-7740


Contributions to Books (1)

Peer-reviewed Articles (4)

Dissertation (1)