Anna Virginia Black Mazzarella

Image of Anna Virginia Black Mazzarella
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47-22855065
Room 3321
Username
Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Current Work

I work as the PhD advisor for the Biosciences department (IBV) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MatNat) at the University of Oslo (UiO). In this role I help PhD students at the faculty go through the PhD program at IBV, everything from applying to the program to defending their theses. I help with accounting teaching duties for those students who have teaching duties, and am available to give help and guidance to any students who need it about going through the PhD program here.

I also work with international students and maintaining the agreements IBV has with other universities abroad.

Background

Previously, I worked on two projects at UiO as Science Coordinator, namely GreenMAR (Green Growth Based on Marine Resources: Ecological and Socio-Economic Constraints) from October 2014-November 2017, and NorMER (Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change) from September 2013-April 2016. I was also the National Studies Coordinator for the National Graduate School in Infection Biology and Antimicrobials (IBA), funded by the Norwegian research counsel, from April 2016-December 2017. Prior to that I was a PhD student in the stickleback project at CEES with Asbjørn Vøllestad from November 2010. My PhD was awarded in 2015 for my thesis with the title "Adaptation to freshwater in the threespine stickleback: New perspectives on old questions." My work was on evolutionary processes, in particular the selection pressures at work in the stickleback adaptive radiation with regards to salinity. I did my undergrad and my Master’s degrees at Clark University in Worcester MA, working with Susan Foster in her lab, also on stickleback.

Tags: Exchange, PhD, Web publishing, Student guidance

Publications

  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna; Cramer, Emily Rebecca A & Laskemoen, Terje (2017). Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in threespine stickleback sperm activation. Biology Letters.  ISSN 1744-9561.  13(10) . doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0516 Show summary
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Fischer, Barbara; Mazzarella, Anna; Voje, Kjetil L. & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2016). Lateral plate number in low-plated threespine stickleback: a study of plasticity and heritability. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758.  6(10), s 3154- 3160 . doi: 10.1002/ece3.2020 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Boessenkool, Sanne; Østbye, Kjartan; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Trucchi, Emiliano (2016). Genomic signatures of the plateless phenotype in the threespine stickleback. Ecology and Evolution.  ISSN 2045-7758.  6(10), s 3161- 3173 . doi: 10.1002/ece3.2072 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Trucchi, Emiliano; Mazzarella, Anna; Gilfillan, Gregor Duncan; Lorenzo, Maria Teresa; Schonswetter, Peter & Paun, Ovidiu (2016). BsRADseq: Screening DNA methylation in natural populations of non-model species. Molecular Ecology.  ISSN 0962-1083.  25(8), s 1697- 1713 . doi: 10.1111/mec.13550
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2015). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in one generation of threespine stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  ISSN 1010-061X.  28(3), s 667- 677 . doi: 10.1111/jeb.12597 Show summary
  • Voje, Kjetil Lysne; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Hansen, Thomas F; Østbye, Kjartan; Klepaker, Tom Olav; Bass, Arthur; Herland, Anders; Bærum, Kim Magnus; Gregersen, Finn & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Adaptation and constraint in a stickleback radiation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology.  ISSN 1010-061X.  26(11), s 2396- 2414 . doi: 10.1111/jeb.12240
  • Eikeset, Anne Maria; Mazzarella, Anna; Davidsdottir, Brynhildur; Klinger, Dane H.; Levin, Simon A.; Rovenskaya, Elena & Stenseth, Nils Christian (2017). What is blue growth? The semantics of “Sustainable Development” of marine environments. Marine Policy.  ISSN 0308-597X.  87, s 177- 179 . doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.019 Show summary
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Boessenkool, Sanne; Østbye, Kjartan; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Trucchi, Emiliano (2015). Genomic signatures of the plateless phenotype in the Threespine Stickleback..
  • Mazzarella, Anna; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2015). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in a single generation of threespine stickleback.
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn & Mazzarella, Anna (2014). Salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in lateral bony plate number of the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Hansson, Truls Hveem; Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Taugbøl, Annette; Voje, Kjetil L. & Fischer, Barbara (2014). Phenotypic Plasticity in threespined stickleback (G. aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Voje, Kjetil L.; Hansson, Truls Hveem; Taugbøl, Annette & Fischer, Barbara (2014). Strong and parallel salinity-induced phenotypic plasticity in a single generation of threespine stickleback.
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Østbye, Kjartan & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Looking for genomic signatures of platelessness in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black; Østbye, Kjartan & Vøllestad, Leif Asbjørn (2013). Looking for genomic signatures of platelessness in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus).
  • Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black (2012). Allometric constraints influence the evolution of freshwater sticklebacks: A comparative study of a stickleback radiation.
  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black & Laskemoen, Terje (2012). Sperm motility in marine and freshwater sticklebacks; breeding environment as a prezygotic barrier?.
  • Taugbøl, Annette; Mazzarella, Anna Virginia Black & Laskemoen, Terje (2012). Sperm motility in marine and freshwater sticklebacks; breeding environment as a prezygotic barrier?.
Published May 26, 2011 9:52 PM - Last modified Nov. 27, 2017 10:36 AM