Name: Amy Cahill
Title: Lecturer of Biology
Office Location: Donnelly 102H
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2748
Email: Amy.Cahill@marist.edu
Degrees Held:

M.A. State University of New York at New Paltz

B.S. Binghamton University

Interests:

Traveling, Hiking, Scuba diving, Italian, Contemporary Art

Awards & Honors:

School of Science Faculty of the Year Award, April 2014, Awarded by the Student Government Association at Marist College.

Publications:

Espinasa L, McCahill A*, Kavanagh A*, Espinasa J*, Scott A*, Cahill A. 2015. A troglobitic amphipod in the Ice Caves of the Shawangunk Ridge: Behavior and resistance to freezing. Subterranean Biology. 15: 69-78.

Espinasa L, Cahill A, McCaffery S*, Millar C*. 2013. Partial sequence of a gene involved in skin coloration (MC1R) from the Pennsylvanian Grotto Sculpin. Speleobiology Notes. 9(5): 60-65.

Espinasa L, Mendyk A*, Schaffer E*, Cahill A.  2013. The second northernmost cave-adapted fish in the world? Groundwork on the Tytoona Cave sculpin population. Northeastern Naturalist. 20(1): 185–196.

Espinasa L, Socci K*, McCaffery S*, Cahill A. 2012. A new species of Anelpistina (Nicoeltiidae: Zygentoma) from Sumidero Canyon National Park, in Chiapas, Mexico. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 114(2): 285-292. 

Research Interests:

Phylogeography of nicoletiid insects and amphipod crustaceans, cave adaptation in sculpin fish populations, signal transduction pathways in regenerating planarians.

Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

Cahill A**, Kavanagh A*, McCahill A*, Scott A*, and Espinasa L. 2015. Phylogenetic Analysis of Several New Populations of Stygobromus allegheniensis (Allegheny Cave Amphipod) in the Ice Caves of the Shawangunk Ridge, NY. Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC), Springfield, M.A.

Cahill A**, Kavanagh A*, McCahill A*, Scott A*, and Espinasa L. 2015. Phylogenetic Analysis of Several New Populations of Stygobromus allegheniensis (Allegheny Cave Amphipod) in the Ice Caves of the Shawangunk Ridge, NY. CURSCA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Scott A*, Kavanagh A*, Cahill A. 2014. A new species of insect from Panama? CURSCA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Yurgel M*, Espinasa L, Cahill A, Mendyk A*. 2013. The grotto sculpins of Pennsylvania: Speciation by hybridization? CURSCA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Espinasa L, Cahill A**, Mendyk A*. 2012. The grotto sculpins of Pennsylvania: Speciation by hybridization? Northeast Natural History Conference, Syracuse, N.Y.

McCaffery S*, Socci K*, Millar C*, Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2012.  A new species of Nicoletiid insect from Grand Bahama. Hudson Valley Life Sciences Symposium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

McCaffery S*, Socci K*, Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2012.  A new species of Nicoletiid insect from Chiapas, Mexico. Hudson Valley Life Sciences Symposium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Cahill A**, Espinasa L. 2011. What lives in the Ice Caves of Sam’s Point Preserve? Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC), Albany, N.Y.

Oral Presentations:

Cahill A**, Yurgel M*, Espinasa L. 2013.Hybridization and Colonization by the Cave Environment by Fish. Astyanax International Meeting, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Mendyk A*, Schaffer E*, Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2012. Investigation of cave adaptation in sculpin fish of Central Pennsylvania. Biology Student Research Symposium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

McCaffery S*, Socci K*, Millar C*, Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2012.  A new species of Nicoletiid insect from Chiapas, Mexico. CURSCA, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

McCaffery S*, Socci K*, Millar C*, Espinasa L, and Cahill A. 2012.  A new species of Nicoletiid insect from Grand Bahama. Biology Student Research Symposium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

McCaffery S*, Socci K*, Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2011.  A new species of Nicoletiid insect from Chiapas, Mexico. Biology Student Research Symposium, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. 

Espinasa L, Cahill A. 2011. Gigantism in organisms from the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point Preserve. Northeast Natural History Conference (NENHC), Albany, N.Y.

Espinasa L, Cahill A**. 2010. Gigantism in organisms from the Ice Caves at Sam’s Point Preserve. 70th anniversary Congress of SEC and the 6th annual Congress of FEALC, Matanzas, Cuba.