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Research interests

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and a faculty affiliate in the interdisciplinary program in neuroscience at Syracuse University. I teach courses in nutritional biochemistry, nutritional genomics, and human metabolism. My research focus is on vertebrate metabolism, energetics, reproductive physiology, and embryonic development. I am interested in the ways in which humans alter their environment and the subsequent repercussions for both human and non-human vertebrate health. I am a supporting partner in the One Health Initiative, a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. My current projects include 1) evaluating the use of sustainable agriculture in the Galapagos to control an invasive parasite endangering some species of Darwin’s finch, 2) examining the ways in which light intensity, wavelength, and photoperiod modify glucose and lipid regulation in vertebrates, and 3) effects of the endocrine disruptor BPA on metabolism. I also collaborate with faculty at Cornell University, SUNY ESF, The University of North Dakota, The University of North Carolina/the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Charles Darwin Foundation, Brown University, University of Victoria (New Zealand), Penn State, Amherst College, and Franklin & Marshall College. The unifying concept for my research is the link between environmental influences (e.g., photoperiod, food availability, dietary components and substrate availability) and genotype and phenotype (e.g. changes in metabolism, reproductive physiology, and the timing of embryonic development).

Education

Biology, PhD, Syracuse University

Sep 1996Aug 2002

Award Date: Aug 2 2002

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Research Output

Risk assessment of permethrin exposure on a passerine bird: Implications to protect Darwin’s Finches from an avian parasite in Galápagos

Bulgarella, M., Knutie, S., Voss, M. A., Cunninghame, F., Lester, P., Heimpel, G. & Causton, C., Jun 1 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Avian Anatomy

    Voss, M. A. & Pavia, M., Aug 2018, Ornithology: Foundation, Critique, and Application. Morrison, M., Rodewald, A., Voelker, G., Colon, M. & Prather, J. (eds.). First ed. Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 129-172 43 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound

    Swaddle, J. P., Francis, C. D., Barber, J. R., Cooper, C. B., Kyba, C. C. M., Dominoni, D. M., Shannon, G., Aschehoug, E., Goodwin, S. E., Kawahara, A. Y., Luther, D., Spoelstra, K. & Voss, M. A., Jul 10 2015, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 1967, 9

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    A framework to assess evolutionary responses to anthropogenic light and sound

    Swaddle, J. P., Francis, C. D., Barber, J. R., Cooper, C. B., Kyba, C. C. M., Dominoni, D. M., Shannon, G., Aschehoug, E., Goodwin, S. E., Kawahara, A. Y., Luther, D., Spoelstra, K., Voss, M. A. & Longcore, T., Jan 1 2015, In : Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30, 9, p. 550-560 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 98 Scopus citations

    A comparison of the bacterial microflora found on the surface of American kestrel and House Wren eggs

    Potter, B. A., Hyde, E. J., Pier, H. N., Rutter, M. A. & Voss, M. A., Jul 4 2014, In : Open Ornithology Journal. 7, 1, p. 40-48 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    Research in the Galapagos using CUSE grant funds

    Joseph Richard Welsh (Participant), Margaret A. Voss (Participant)
    Mar 2019

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    Press and Media

    Stock Weekly: Rand Capital decreases 1.1% on low volume

    Margaret A. Voss

    1/24/20

    1 item of Media coverage

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    Stock Weekly: Rand Capital decreases on low volume

    Margaret A. Voss

    1/3/20

    1 item of Media coverage

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    FY 2019 Stock Annual: Rand Capital increases 7.3% in FY 2019

    Margaret A. Voss

    12/31/19

    1 item of Media coverage

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