Erin Macneal Rehrig, Ph.D., Biology and Chemistry | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Erin M. Rehrig


Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2020
Monday 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 12:30pm

Office Information:

Room Number: Antonucci Science Complex 230
Phone: 978.665.3982

Courses Taught:

General Biology I (BIOL 1800)
Biology Teaching Methods


Ph.D., University of Missouri (Plant, Insect, and Microbial Science)
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University (Science Education)
M.S., Pennsylvania State University (Horticulture)
B.S., Bloomsburg University (Biology, Minor in Chemistry)

Research Interests:

The molecular biology and biochemistry of plant-insect interactions
Secondary plant metabolism
Inquiry-based teaching methods

Representative Publications:


Appel, H.M. et al. (2011). "Measuring normalcy after insect attack in Arabidopsis thaliana." Molecular Ecology Resources11(2), pp. 294-304.

Balient-Kurti, P. et al. (2012). "PhenoPhyte: a flexible affordable method to quantify 2D phenotypes from imagery." Plant Methods, 8(45). doi: 10.1186/1746-4811-8-45

Berghage, R.D. et al. (1999). "Green water treatment for the green industries: Opportunities for biofiltration of greenhouse and nursery irrigation water and run-off with constructed wetlands," HortScience, 34(1), pp. 50-54.

Bohlmann, J. et al. (2011). "Analysis of cis regulatory elements and transcription factors involved in the differential responses of plants to herbivorous insects." In prep for Plant, Cell, and Environment (submitted December, 2011).


Appel, H.M. et al. (2008). "Fuzzy cluster analysis of bioinformatics data composed of microarray expression data and Gene Ontology annotations." NAFIPS 2008 - Annual Meeting of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society. New York, NY.

Professional Affiliations:

ASPB - The American Society of Plant Biologists
NSTA - The National Science Teachers Association
AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science