Ph.D. University of South Dakota
M.S. South Dakota State University
B.S. South Dakota State University
A.A. Winona State University
Dr. Alyssa Kiesow joined Northern’s faculty in August 2007. Born and raised in St. Cloud, Minn., she received multiple degrees from state institutions. Dr. Kiesow earned her Ph.D. in biological sciences with a research focus in genetics from the University of South Dakota. She currently serves as the interim Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, and on the South Dakota Academy of Science Executive Committee.
Dr. Kiesow's primary research interests range from genetic structure of animal populations to epigenetics of developing embryos. Recent research focuses on the effects of various toxins on embryonic development in sea stars, sea urchins, and Xenopus laevis.
*Denotes undergraduate student research
*Van Oosbree, A., and A. M. Kiesow. 2017. "Phenotypic effects of probiotics on Xenopus laevis development." Journal of Student Research 6: 14-20.
*Kiesow, A. M., and A. Premo. Characterization and isolation of microsatellite loci for false map turtles. American Midland Naturalist 177: 327-332.
Kiesow, A. M., E. M. Monroe, and H. B. Britten. 2012. Genetic Structure of the arboreal squirrel species (Glaucomys sabrinus and Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) in the North American Black Hills. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90: 1191-1200...