Christopher Korey

Professor; Associate Provost for Student Success

Address: Randolph Hall 110
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

BIOL 111: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 111L: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology 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 Essa

FYSM 109: Me, Myself, and My 23
FYET 109: Genetics and Ethics in the Brain
FYER 109: 
HHMI - SEA PHAGES - Phage Bioinformatics Lab
WGST 320: Genes, Genomes, and Human Diversity


Cooney, P., C.A. Korey, M. Hughes (2017) Autotomy and recovery in the snapping shrimp, Alpheus angulosus (Caridea: Alpheidae), Journal of Crustacean Biology,

Akhter, E., A. Pereira , M. Hughes, C.A. Korey (2015) Plasticity of External Setae During Claw Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosus Mcclure, 2002 (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 88: 893-910

Hales, K.G, C.A. Korey, A.M. Larracuente, and D.M. Roberts (2015) Genetics on the fly: a primer on the Drosophila model system. Genetics  201(3) 815-842; DOI: 10.1534/genetics.115.183392

Periera, A., E. Tracey, P. Cooney, C.A. Korey, M. Hughes, (2014) Claw Regrowth and Functional Recovery During Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosusMarine 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