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Christopher Korey

Associate Professor, Director of the First Year Experience

Address: Lightsey Annex 187
Phone: 843.953.7178


Ph.D. - Harvard University
B.S. - University of Notre Dame

Research Interests

Neural development and synaptic plasticity in Drosophila and Snapping Shrimp; Drosophila models of Human neurological disease; Teaching First-Year Students in the Sciences

Courses Taught

FYSM 109: Me, Myself, and My 23
FYET 109: Genetics and Ethics in the Brain
FYER 109: 
HHMI - SEA PHAGES - Phage Bioinformatics Lab
BIOL 111: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 111L: HHMI - SEA PHAGES - Phage Hunting Lab
BIOL 305: Genetics
BIOL 312/312L: Molecular Biology
BIOL 399: Independent Study
BIOL 446: Study Abroad in Neuroscience: Germany
BIOL 447: Neuroscience Seminar
BIOL 448: Bachelor's Essay in Neuroscience
BIOL 499: Bachelor's Essay
WGST 320: Genes, Genomes, and Human Diversity


Periera, A., E. Tracey, P. Cooney, C.A. Korey, M. Hughes, (2014) Claw Regrowth and Functional Recovery During Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosus. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 47:147-159.

Jones, M, S. Amr, A. Ferebee, P. Huynh, J. Rosenfeld, M. Miles, A. Davies, C.A. Korey, J. Warrick, R. Shiang, S. Elsea, S. Girirajan, and Mike Grotewiel (2014) Genetic studies in Drosophila and humans support a model for the concerted function of CISD2, PPT1 and CLN3 in disease. Biology Open, 1–11 doi:10.1242/bio.20147559

Aby, E., K.Gumps, A. Roth, S. Sigmon, S.E. Jenkins, J.K. Kim, N.J. Kramer, K.D. Parfitt, C.A. Korey (2013) Mutations in palmitoyl protein-thioesterase 1 alter exocytosis and endocytosis at synapses in Drosophila larvae. Fly 7: 267-279. DOI:10.4161/fly.26630

Korey, C.A., P.E.M. Taschner, G. de Voer, and L. Myllykangas (2011) Simple animal models in “The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (Batten disease)”, 2nd edition. Eds Sara Mole, Hans Goebel, and Ruth Williams. Oxford University Press

Saja S., H. Buff, A.C. Smith, T.S. Williams, and C.A. Korey (2010) Identifying Cellular Pathways Modulated by Drosophila Palmitoyl-protein Thioesterase 1 Function. Neurobiology of Disease 40: 135-145.

Korey, C.A. (2009) Teaching Undergraduate Neuroscience in the Digital Age. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education 8:A55-A57 I