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Kirsten A. Copren
  • Molecular Biologist, AnimalBiome
Research focus
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular genetics and genomics

Education

PhD, UC Davis, 2004

Lab information

https://www.animalbiome.com/

Publications

Premasekharan G., Gilbert E., Okimoto R.A., Hamirani A., Lindquist K.J., Ngo V.T., Roy R., Hough J., Edwards M., Paz R., Foye A., Sood R., Copren K.A., Gubens M., Small E.J., Bivona T.G., Collisson E.A., Friedlander T.W., Paris P.L. (2016). An improved CTC isolation scheme for pairing with downstream genomics: Demonstrating clinical utility in metastatic prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Cancer Lett. 380(1):144-52. PMID: 27343980

DuBois S.G., Goldsby R., Segal M., Woo J., Copren K.A., Kane J.P., Pullinger C.R., Matthay K.K., Witte J., Lessnick S.L., Robison L.L., Bhatia S., Strong L.C. (2012). Evaluation of polymorphisms in EWSR1 and risk of Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer 59(1):52-6. PMID: 21793187. PMCID: PMC3204324

Lopez-Jimenez N., Gerber S., Popovici V., Mirza S., Copren K.A., Ta L., Shaw G.M., Trueb B., Slavotinek A.M. (2010). Examination of FGFRL1 as a candidate gene for diaphragmatic defects at chromosome 4p16.3 shows that Fgfrl1 null mice have reduced expression of Tpm3, sarcomere genes and Lrtm1 in the diaphragm. Hum Genet. 127(3):325-36. PMID: 20024584. PMCID: PMC2893560

Smythe, L., K. A. Copren (2009). UCSF Core Facility implements an alternative to RNA isolation for relative gene expression analysis. Tech Notes, Applied Biosystems 16(2):17-19.

Copren K.A. (2007) Characterization of microsatellites in the western subterranean termite, Reticulitermes hesperus, and cross-amplification in closely related cryptic species. Journal of Insect Science 7:17. PMID: 20307236. PMCID: PMC2999412 http://insectscience.org/7.17.

Copren K.A., Geard N. (2005). An individual based model examining the emergence of cooperative recognition in a social insect. Sociobiology 46(2): 349-361.

Copren K.A., Nelson L.J., Vargo E.L., Haverty M.I. (2005). Phylogenetic analyses of mtDNA sequences corroborate taxonomic designations based on cuticular hydrocarbons in subterranean termites. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 35(3):689-700. PMID: 15878136

Copren K.A. (2004) The social and genetic structure of Reticulitermes hesperus (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Northern California. PhD dissertation. University of California, Davis.

Haviland, D.R., K. A. Copren, T.L. Roush, C.A. O’Donnell (2003). Biological Control and Invasive Species Management in the United States: A Student Debate. American Entomologist 49: 238-249

Delphia, C.M., Copren K. A., Haverty M.I. (2003). Agonistic behavior between individual worker termites from three cuticular hydrocarbon phenotypes of Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from Northern California. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(4): 585-593.

Copren, K.A., Geard, N. (2002) An individual-based model examining the emergence of cooperative defense in a social insect colony. In Complex Systems Summer School Projects, 2002, Santa Fe Institute.

Suarez A.V., Bernard M., Tsutsui N.D., Blackledge T.A., Copren K.A., Sarnat E.M., Wild A.L., Getz W.M., Starks P.T., Will K., Palsbøll P.J., Hauber M.E., Moritz C., Richman A.D. (2002). Conflicts around a study of Mexican crops. Nature 417(6892):897; author reply 897-8. PMID: 12087376

Arias, E.J., K. A. Copren, J.A. Lattke, J.U. Lopez, T. Morisawa, A.C. Rehn (2000). Should type specimens of insects indigenous to one country but housed in another be returned to their country of origin? A Student Debate. American Entomologist 46(3): 167-8.

Haverty M.I., Getty G.M., Copren K. A., Lewis V.R. (2000). Size and dispersion of colonies of Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a wildland and a residential location in Northern California. Environmental Entomology 29(2):241-249.

Getty G.M., Haverty M.I., Copren K.A., Lewis V.R. Response of Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in northern California to baiting with hexaflumuron with Sentricon termite colony elimination system. J Econ Entomol. 2000 Oct; 93(5):1498-507. PMID: 11057724

Getty G.M., Haverty M.I., Copren K. A., Lewis V.R. (2000). Response of Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in Northern California to baiting with hexaflumuron with Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System. J. Econ. Entomol. 93(5):1498-1507.

Haverty M.I., Getty G.M., Copren K. A., Lewis V.R. (1999). Seasonal foraging and feeding behavior of Reticulitermes spp. (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in a wildland and a residential location in Northern California. Environ. Entomol. 28(6):1077-1084.

Haverty M.I., Copren K. A., Getty G.M., Lewis V.R. (1999). Agonistic behavior and cuticular hydrocarbon phenotypes of colonies of Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) from northern California. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(2): 269-277.

Lewis V.R., Haverty M.I., Getty G.M., Copren K. A., Fouche C. (1998). Monitoring station for studying populations of Reticulitermes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae) in California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 74(3): 121-133.

Lewis, V.R., M.I. Haverty, G.M. Getty, K. A. Copren (1998). Observations on the foraging behavior of Reticulitermes in housing units in Northern California. In Social Insects at the Turn of the Millennium, 13th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Adelaide, Australia, Dec. 29, 1998-Jan. 3, 1999. M.P. Schwarz, K. Hogendoorn (eds.), p. 280.

Haverty, M.I., V.R. Lewis, G.M. Getty, K. A. Copren (1998). Foraging ecology of Reticulitermes in wildland and residential sites in Northern California. In Social Insects at the Turn of the Millennium, 13th Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI), Adelaide, Australia, Dec. 29, 1998-Jan. 3, 1999. M.P. Schwarz, K. Hogendoorn (eds.), p. 196.