Dr. Marisa King

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology
Dept.: Biology
Office: Elings Hall S-2a

Academic History

  • Ph.D., Washington State University - Zoology (Animal Physiology) - 2010
  • B.S., University of California at Santa Barbara - Zoology - 2003

Start Date at Grand View

  • August 2016

Areas of Expertise

  • Ecological Physiology

Research / Accomplishments

  • Swanson, D.L., King, M.O., Culver, W., and Zhang, Y. 2017. Within-winter flexibility in muscle masses, myostatin, and cellular aerobic metabolic intensity in passerine birds. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
  • Zhang, Y., King, M.O. Harmon, E., Eyster, K., and Swanson, D.L. 2015. Migration-induced variation of fatty acid transporters and cellular metabolic intensity in passerine birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology
  • B Zhang, Y., King, M.O. Harmon, and Swanson, D.L. 2015. Sumer-to-Winter phenotypic flexibility of fatty acid transport and catabolism in skeletal muscle and heart of small birds Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
  • King, M.O., Zhang, Y., Carter, T., Johnson, J., Harmon, E., and Swanson, D.L. 2015. Phenotypic flexibility of skeletal muscle and heart masses and expression of myostatin and tolloid–like proteinases in migrating passerine birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology
  • B Swanson, D.L., Zhang, Y. and King, M.O. 2014. Mechanistic drivers of flexibility in summit metabolic rates of small birds. PLOS ONE
  • Swanson, D.L., Zhang, Y., Liu, J., Mercord, C. and King, M.O. 2014. Relative roles of temperature and photoperiod as drivers of metabolic flexibility in dark-eyed juncos. Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • Swanson, D.L., King, M.O., and Harmon, E. 2014. Seasonal variation in pectoralis muscle and heart myostatin and tolloid-like proteinases in small birds: a regulatory role for seasonal phenotypic flexibility? Journal of Comparative Physiology-B.
  • Swanson, D.L., Zhang, Y. and King, M.O. 2013. Individual variation in thermogenic capacity is correlated with flight muscle size but not cellular aerobic capacity in American goldfinches, Spinus tristis. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.
  • King, M.O., Swanson, D.L. 2013. Activation of the immune system incurs energetic costs but has no effect on thermogenic performance in house sparrows (Passer domesticus) undergoing acute cold stress. Journal of Experimental Biology.
  • Swanson, D.L., King, M.O. 2013. Short-term captivity influences maximal cold-induced metabolic rates and their repeatability in summer-acclimatized American goldfinches (Spinus tristis). The Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity.
  • King, M. O., Owen, J. P. & Schwabl, H. 2011. Injecting the mite into ecological immunology: The adaptive immune response of house sparrows challenged with hematophagous mites.
  • Auk. King, M. O., Owen, J. P. & Schwabl, H. 2010. Are Maternal Antibodies Really that Important? Patterns in the Devlopment of Humoral Immunity in Altricial Passerine House Sparrows (Passer domesticus). PLoS ONE.
  • Huber, S.K., Owen, J.P., Koop, J.A.H., King, M.O., Grant, P.R., Grant, B.R., Clayton, D.H. 2010. Ecoimmunity in Darwin’s finches: Invasive parasites trigger acquired immunity in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis). PLOS ONE 5:e8605.

Grants

  • $111,000 - Environmental Protection Agency’s Science to Achieve Results Fellowship (EPA STAR); 2007-2010
  • $15,000 - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS); 2004-2007; Awarded to graduate students with outstanding scholastic records; Washington State University
Dr. Marisa King