Contact Information

Academic School

School of Science

Office

Science and Allied Health 321

Email

Amy.Cahill@marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000 ext. 2748

Amy Cahill

Senior Lecturer of Biology

Education

M.A. State University of New York at New Paltz
B.S. Binghamton University


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

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


Selected 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. 


Selected 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.