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[[Image:Austinfinish1.jpg|thumb|right|My interests include long-distance ventures such as pursuing a PhD degree and running marathons]]
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[[Image:Evening_Burlington.jpg|thumb|right|At Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT]]
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Postdoctoral associate, [http://marple.eeb.uconn.edu/gratolwww/ The Green algal tree of life project (GrAToL) ] <br>
 
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=== Current Position ===
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Postdoctoral associate <br>
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University of Connecticut <br>
 
University of Connecticut <br>
 
Office: BioPharm 311A<br>
 
Office: BioPharm 311A<br>
 
Phone: (860) 486-1811<br>
 
Phone: (860) 486-1811<br>
 
E-mail: karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu <br>
 
E-mail: karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu <br>
Research project: [http://alleyn.eeb.uconn.edu/gratol/ The Green algal tree of life project (GrAToL) ] <br>
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Advisors: [[Louise Lewis]], [[Paul Lewis]]<br>
Advisor: [[Louise Lewis]] <br>
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[[Image:vodnik.jpg|thumb|right|Karolina Fučíková, age 3, dressed up as an algae-covered water ghost in good company - next to a girl dressed up as ''Amanita muscaria'' who probably did not become a mycologist later]]
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[[Image:Tumidella_large.jpg|thumb|left|''Tumidella tumida'', a new lineage (genus and family in the class Chlorophyceae) from the Namib Desert]]
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I study the diversity and evolution of green algae with the use of molecular phylogenetic methods, light microscopy, and electron microscopy. I am particularly interested in unicellular algae that inhabit soils, from dry hot deserts to polar and alpine habitats to heavily polluted post-mining dumps. As part of the [http://marple.eeb.uconn.edu/gratolwww/ Green Algal Tree of Life project (GrAToL) ], the [[L._Lewis_Lab]] currently uses next-generation sequencing methods to investigate the diversity of algal chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes and the utility of organellar genes and architectures for higher taxonomy of green algae. I am also interested in the alterations of the genetic code in the mitochondria of the class Chlorophyceae, and the spread and inheritance of introns in green algal organellar genomes.
  
===Previous Education ===
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[[Image:Parallela_mt.jpg|thumb|right|Two mitochondrial genomes representing the order Sphaeropleales. Both contain the same respiratory and rRNA genes, but the one on the left is laden with introns, while the other is intron-free and extremely compact.]]
Ph.D.: <br>
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University of Connecticut <br>
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[[Image:Mauve.jpg|thumb|left|Synteny maps of mitochondrial genomes of Sphaeropleales with same-colored blocks indicating corresponding pieces: In one family, several rearrangements occurred between two representative genera, but in another family the genomes appear completely collinear (no rearrangements).]]
Storrs, CT <br>
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[http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5451 PEET] trainee <br>
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==Previous Education ==
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Ph.D.: 2011, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, [http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5451 PEET] trainee <br>
 
Dissertation: Monograph of the Genus ''Bracteacoccus'' (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with Systematic Clarification of Taxonomically Related Genera <br>
 
Dissertation: Monograph of the Genus ''Bracteacoccus'' (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with Systematic Clarification of Taxonomically Related Genera <br>
Dissertation Research Page: [[Systematics of Green Coccoid Algae: the Genus Bracteacoccus]]
 
 
Advisor: [[Louise Lewis]]
 
Advisor: [[Louise Lewis]]
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MS: 2006, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH <br>
 
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MS: <br>
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2004 - 2006 <br>
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John Carroll University <br>
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University Heights, OH <br>
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Participation in the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains [http://www.dlia.org/atbi (ATBI)]
 
Participation in the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains [http://www.dlia.org/atbi (ATBI)]
 
<br>Master's thesis: Algae and Cyanobacteria of Selected Subaerial Habitats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A., and Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. <br>
 
<br>Master's thesis: Algae and Cyanobacteria of Selected Subaerial Habitats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A., and Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. <br>
 
Advisor: [http://www.jcu.edu/biology/jeffjohansen.htm Jeff Johansen]
 
Advisor: [http://www.jcu.edu/biology/jeffjohansen.htm Jeff Johansen]
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Bc: <br>
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Bc: 2004, Jihočeská Univerzita, České Budějovice, Czech Republic <br>
2001 - 2004 <br>
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Jihočeská Univerzita <br>
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České Budějovice <br>
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Czech Republic <br>
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Bachelor's thesis: Microvegetation of the top of Roraima Tepui, with emphasis on the order Desmidiales.<br>
 
Bachelor's thesis: Microvegetation of the top of Roraima Tepui, with emphasis on the order Desmidiales.<br>
 
Advisor: [http://www.sinicearasy.cz/lidi/JanKastovsky Jan "Hanys" Kaštovský]
 
Advisor: [http://www.sinicearasy.cz/lidi/JanKastovsky Jan "Hanys" Kaštovský]
 
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[[Image:Finisterre2006.jpg|thumb|right|''Spanish Atlantic coast, July 2006'']]
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[[Image:Finisterre2006.jpg|thumb|right|Spanish Atlantic coast, July 2006]]
  
 
== Research Interests ==
 
== Research Interests ==
*Systematics of coccoid green algae
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*Evolution of mitochondrial genomes
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*Evolution of chloroplast genomes
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*Diversity and spread of introns and intronic homing endonuclease genes
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*Systematics and diversity of green algae
 
*Desmid taxonomy
 
*Desmid taxonomy
*Subaerophytic algae; subaerial habitats
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*Subaerophytic and terrestrial algae
 
*Algae from extreme environments
 
*Algae from extreme environments
  
[[Image:Netrium.jpg|thumb|left|''Netrium digitus: stippled line-cut illustration'']]
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[[Image:Sporangium.jpg|thumb|left|''Bracteacoccus'' sp.: scanning electron micrograph of a sporangium prior to spore release]]
  
 
==Publications==
 
==Publications==
* [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00145.x Johansen, J.R., K. Fučíková, M.H. Fitzpatrick, and R.L. Lowe.  2005.  The red algal genus ''Rhodospora'' (Bangiophycidae, Rhodophyta): first report from North America.  Journal of Phycology 41:1281-1283.]<br>
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* K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. In revision. Widespread desert affiliations of trebouxiophycean algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) including discovery of three new desert genera. Phycological Research.
* [http://www.bioone.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1656%2F1528-7092(2007)6%5B99%3ANASRFG%5D2.0.CO%3B2 Johansen, J.R., R. L. Lowe, S. Carty, K. Fučiková, C. E. Olsen, M. H. Fitzpatrick, J. A. Ress, and P. C. Furey. 2007. New Algal Species Records for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with an Annotated Checklist of all Reported Algal Taxa for The Park. Southeastern Naturalist 6(sp1):99-134.]<br>
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* [http://uconn.library.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/algo/2008/00000126/00000001/art00003 Johansen, J.R., C.E. Olsen, R.L. Lowe, K. Fučíková & D.A. Casamatta.  2008.  ''Leptolyngbya'' species from selected seep walls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Algological Studies 126:21-36.] <br>
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* [http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/artno/060011300 Fučíková, K., J.D. Hall, J.R. Johansen & R. Lowe. 2008. Bibliotheca Phycologica 113: Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. J. Cramer, Berlin, Stuttgart. 59 pp.]
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* K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. In press. Putting incertae sedis taxa in their place: a proposal for ten new families and three new genera in the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology.
  
* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/novh/2009/00000088/F0020001/art00006 Fučíková, K. & J. Kaštovský. 2009. ''Vincularia roraimae'' (Zygnematophyceae, Desmidiales), gen. et sp. nov. from the top of Mt. Roraima, Venezuela. Nova Hedwigia 88(1-2):49-56.] <br>
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* [http://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/nova_hedwigia/detail/96/79501/Revision_of_the_genus_Bracteacoccus_Tereg_Chloroph Fučíková, K., V.R. Flechtner & L.A. Lewis. 2013. Revision of the genus ''Bracteacoccus'' Tereg (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on a phylogenetic approach. Nova Hedwigia 96:15-59.]
  
* [http://www.cryptogamie.com/pagint_en/recherche/affich_art.php?cid=464 Hall, J.D., K. Fučíková, C. Lo, L.A. Lewis & K.G. Karol. 2010. An assessment of proposed DNA barcodes in freshwater green algae. Cryptogamie-Algologie 31(4): 529-555.]
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* [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/jpy.12003/asset/jpy12003.pdf?v=1&t=ha11xlmt&s=2f7736daeac23277dd2d5e4ac92429a4885433a6 Tippery, N.P., K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. 2012. Probing the monophyly of the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae) using data from five genes. Journal of Phycology 48:1482-1493.]
  
* [http://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/nova_hedwigia/detail/92/76040 Johansen, J.R., L. Kováčik, D.A. Casamatta, K. Fučíková & J. Kaštovský. 2011. Utility of 16S-23S ITS sequence and secondary structure for recognition of intrageneric and intergeneric limits within cyanobacterial taxa: ''Leptolyngbya corticola'' sp. nov. (Pseudanabaenaceae, Cyanobacteria). Nova Hedwigia 92(3-4): 283-302.]
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790312001194 Rodriguez-Salinas, E.; H. Riveros-Rosas, Z.-K. Li, K. Fučíková, J.J. Brand & L.A. Lewis. 2012. Lineage-specific fragmentation and nuclear relocation of the mitochondrial cox2 gene in chlorophycean green algae (Chlorophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 64:166–176.]
  
* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F11-1-2011-13.pdf Bohunická, M., J.R. Johansen & K. Fučíková. 2011. ''Tapinothrix clintonii'' sp. nov. (Pseudanabaenaceae, Cyanobacteria), a new species at the nexus of five genera. Fottea 11(1): 127-140.]
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* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F12-1-2012-07.pdf Fučíková, K & L.A. Lewis. 2012. Intersection of ''Chlorella, Muriella'', and ''Bracteacoccus'': Resurrecting the genus ''Chromochloris'' Kol & Chodat (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Fottea 12(1):83-93.]
  
* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F11-1-2011-17.pdf Kaštovský, J., K. Fučíková, T. Hauer & M. Bohunická. 2011. Microvegetation on the top of Mt. Roraima, Venezuela. Fottea 11(1): 171-186.]
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* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790311004350 McManus, H.A., K. Fučíková, L.A. Lewis & P. Haugen. 2012. Invasion of protein coding genes by green algal ribosomal group I introns. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 62(1):109-116.]
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* [http://uconn.library.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/novh/2011/00000093/F0020001/art00002 Fučíková, K., J.C. Rada, A. Lukešová & L.A. Lewis. 2011. Cryptic Diversity within the Genus ''Pseudomuriella'' Hanagata (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae, Sphaeropleales) Assessed Using Four Barcode Markers. Nova Hedwigia 93:29-46.]
  
 
*[http://phycologia.org/doi/abs/10.2216/10-69.1 Fučíková, K., J.C. Rada & L.A. Lewis. 2011. The tangled taxonomic history of ''Dictyococcus'', ''Bracteacoccus'', and ''Pseudomuriella'' (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) and their distinction based on a phylogenetic perspective. Phycologia 50:422-429.]
 
*[http://phycologia.org/doi/abs/10.2216/10-69.1 Fučíková, K., J.C. Rada & L.A. Lewis. 2011. The tangled taxonomic history of ''Dictyococcus'', ''Bracteacoccus'', and ''Pseudomuriella'' (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) and their distinction based on a phylogenetic perspective. Phycologia 50:422-429.]
  
* [http://uconn.library.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/novh/2011/00000093/F0020001/art00002 Fučíková, K., J.C. Rada, A. Lukešová & L.A. Lewis. 2011. Cryptic Diversity within the Genus ''Pseudomuriella'' Hanagata (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae, Sphaeropleales) Assessed Using Four Barcode Markers. Nova Hedwigia 93:29-46.]
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* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F11-1-2011-17.pdf Kaštovský, J., K. Fučíková, T. Hauer & M. Bohunická. 2011. Microvegetation on the top of Mt. Roraima, Venezuela. Fottea 11(1): 171-186.]
  
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790311004350 McManus, H.A., K. Fučíková, L.A. Lewis & P. Haugen. 2012. Invasion of protein coding genes by green algal ribosomal group I introns. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 62(1):109-116.]
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* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F11-1-2011-13.pdf Bohunická, M., J.R. Johansen & K. Fučíková. 2011. ''Tapinothrix clintonii'' sp. nov. (Pseudanabaenaceae, Cyanobacteria), a new species at the nexus of five genera. Fottea 11(1): 127-140.]
  
* [http://fottea.czechphycology.cz/_contents/F12-1-2012-07.pdf Fučíková, K & L.A. Lewis. 2012. Intersection of ''Chlorella, Muriella'', and ''Bracteacoccus'': Resurrecting the genus ''Chromochloris'' Kol & Chodat (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Fottea 12(1):83-93.]
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* [http://www.schweizerbart.de/papers/nova_hedwigia/detail/92/76040 Johansen, J.R., L. Kováčik, D.A. Casamatta, K. Fučíková & J. Kaštovský. 2011. Utility of 16S-23S ITS sequence and secondary structure for recognition of intrageneric and intergeneric limits within cyanobacterial taxa: ''Leptolyngbya corticola'' sp. nov. (Pseudanabaenaceae, Cyanobacteria). Nova Hedwigia 92(3-4): 283-302.]
  
* [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1055790312001194 Rodriguez-Salinas, E.; H. Riveros-Rosas, Z.-K. Li, K. Fučíková, J.J. Brand & L.A. Lewis. 2012. Lineage-specific fragmentation and nuclear relocation of the mitochondrial cox2 gene in chlorophycean green algae (Chlorophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 64:166–176.]
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* [http://www.cryptogamie.com/pagint_en/recherche/affich_art.php?cid=464 Hall, J.D., K. Fučíková, C. Lo, L.A. Lewis & K.G. Karol. 2010. An assessment of proposed DNA barcodes in freshwater green algae. Cryptogamie-Algologie 31(4): 529-555.]
  
* [http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/jpy.12003/asset/jpy12003.pdf?v=1&t=ha11xlmt&s=2f7736daeac23277dd2d5e4ac92429a4885433a6 Tippery, N.P., K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. In press. Probing the monophyly of the directly opposite flagellar apparatus group in Chlorophyceae using data from five genes. Journal of Phycology, in press.]
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* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/novh/2009/00000088/F0020001/art00006 Fučíková, K. & J. Kaštovský. 2009. ''Vincularia roraimae'' (Zygnematophyceae, Desmidiales), gen. et sp. nov. from the top of Mt. Roraima, Venezuela. Nova Hedwigia 88(1-2):49-56.] <br>
  
* Fučíková, K., V.R. Flechtner & L.A. Lewis. Revision of the genus ''Bracteacoccus'' Tereg (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta) based on a phylogenetic approach. In revision. Nova Hedwigia, accepted with major revisions.
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* [http://www.schweizerbart.de/publications/detail/artno/060011300 Fučíková, K., J.D. Hall, J.R. Johansen & R. Lowe. 2008. Bibliotheca Phycologica 113: Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. J. Cramer, Berlin, Stuttgart. 59 pp.]
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* [http://uconn.library.ingentaconnect.com/content/schweiz/algo/2008/00000126/00000001/art00003 Johansen, J.R., C.E. Olsen, R.L. Lowe, K. Fučíková & D.A. Casamatta.  2008.  ''Leptolyngbya'' species from selected seep walls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Algological Studies 126:21-36.] <br>
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* [http://www.bioone.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1656%2F1528-7092(2007)6%5B99%3ANASRFG%5D2.0.CO%3B2 Johansen, J.R., R. L. Lowe, S. Carty, K. Fučiková, C. E. Olsen, M. H. Fitzpatrick, J. A. Ress, and P. C. Furey. 2007. New Algal Species Records for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with an Annotated Checklist of all Reported Algal Taxa for The Park. Southeastern Naturalist 6(sp1):99-134.]<br>
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* [http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00145.x Johansen, J.R., K. Fučíková, M.H. Fitzpatrick, and R.L. Lowe.  2005.  The red algal genus ''Rhodospora'' (Bangiophycidae, Rhodophyta): first report from North America.  Journal of Phycology 41:1281-1283.]<br>
 
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==Teaching and Mentoring==
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==Teaching Experience==
Fall 2005 - Limnology at John Carroll University <br>
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'''Instructor'''
Summer 2007 - [http://homepages.uconn.edu/~aggison/SUMMER%20PROGRAM.html Summer Research Program for Minority Students] - [[Miracle Tali]], and work-study undergraduate [[Chien Lo]]<br>
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*Fall 2013 – Modern Topics in Biology (BIOL 1109), Univ. of Connecticut. <br>
Fall 2007 - BIOL 108 at UConn <br>
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'''Teaching Assistant''' <br>
Fall 2008 and 2010 - EEB 3250/5250 at UConn - see [[Biology of the Algae Lab]]<br>
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*Fall 2008, Fall 2010 – Biology of the Algae (EEB 3250/5250), Univ. of Connecticut.
Fall 2008 - Spring 2010 - mentor for UConn undergraduate student Jared Rada (independent study)
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*Fall 2007 –  Principles of Biology (BIOL 1108), Univ. of Connecticut.
Spring 2012 - mentor for undergraduate student Alexis Cordone
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*Fall 2005 – Limnology (BL 424), John Carroll Univ.
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==Mentoring Experience==
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*Spring 2013 – undergraduate Wilda Merant, Univ. of Connecticut (awarded $450 from UConn Office of Undergraduate Research).
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*Summer 2012 – Fall 2013 – undergraduate Alexis Cordone, Univ. of Connecticut (honors thesis Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013).
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*Fall 2009 – undergraduate Carissa Kerpen, Univ. of Connecticut.
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*Fall 2008 Spring 2010 undergraduate Jared Rada, Univ. of Connecticut (awarded $415 from UConn Office of Undergraduate Research; 2 coauthored publications).
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*Summer 2007 – REU program, Univ. of Connecticut – undergraduate Chien Lo (1 coauthored publication).
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*Summer 2007 – Summer Research Program for Minority Students. Univ. of Connecticut – undergraduate Miracle Tali
  
 
==Service and Leadership==
 
==Service and Leadership==
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2010 - 2011: senator in the UConn Graduate Student Senate; member of the GSS Finance Committee <br>
 
2010 - 2011: senator in the UConn Graduate Student Senate; member of the GSS Finance Committee <br>
 
2009 - 2011: grad student representative for UConn's Environmental Policy Advisory Council (EPAC) <br>
 
2009 - 2011: grad student representative for UConn's Environmental Policy Advisory Council (EPAC) <br>
 
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Reviewer for Nova Hedwigia, Chinese Journal of Oceanography and Limnology, Journal of Phycology, American Journal of Botany, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, and Fottea.
 
[[Category:EEB Postdoctoral Associates|Fucikova]]  [[Category:EEB People|Fucikova]]
 
[[Category:EEB Postdoctoral Associates|Fucikova]]  [[Category:EEB People|Fucikova]]

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At Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

Postdoctoral associate, The Green algal tree of life project (GrAToL)
University of Connecticut
Office: BioPharm 311A
Phone: (860) 486-1811
E-mail: karolina.fucikova@uconn.edu
Advisors: Louise Lewis, Paul Lewis

Tumidella tumida, a new lineage (genus and family in the class Chlorophyceae) from the Namib Desert

I study the diversity and evolution of green algae with the use of molecular phylogenetic methods, light microscopy, and electron microscopy. I am particularly interested in unicellular algae that inhabit soils, from dry hot deserts to polar and alpine habitats to heavily polluted post-mining dumps. As part of the Green Algal Tree of Life project (GrAToL) , the L._Lewis_Lab currently uses next-generation sequencing methods to investigate the diversity of algal chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes and the utility of organellar genes and architectures for higher taxonomy of green algae. I am also interested in the alterations of the genetic code in the mitochondria of the class Chlorophyceae, and the spread and inheritance of introns in green algal organellar genomes.

Two mitochondrial genomes representing the order Sphaeropleales. Both contain the same respiratory and rRNA genes, but the one on the left is laden with introns, while the other is intron-free and extremely compact.
Synteny maps of mitochondrial genomes of Sphaeropleales with same-colored blocks indicating corresponding pieces: In one family, several rearrangements occurred between two representative genera, but in another family the genomes appear completely collinear (no rearrangements).

Contents

Previous Education

Ph.D.: 2011, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, PEET trainee
Dissertation: Monograph of the Genus Bracteacoccus (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with Systematic Clarification of Taxonomically Related Genera
Advisor: Louise Lewis

MS: 2006, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Participation in the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory in the Great Smoky Mountains (ATBI)
Master's thesis: Algae and Cyanobacteria of Selected Subaerial Habitats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U.S.A., and Desmid Flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Advisor: Jeff Johansen

Bc: 2004, Jihočeská Univerzita, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Bachelor's thesis: Microvegetation of the top of Roraima Tepui, with emphasis on the order Desmidiales.
Advisor: Jan "Hanys" Kaštovský

Spanish Atlantic coast, July 2006

Research Interests

  • Evolution of mitochondrial genomes
  • Evolution of chloroplast genomes
  • Diversity and spread of introns and intronic homing endonuclease genes
  • Systematics and diversity of green algae
  • Desmid taxonomy
  • Subaerophytic and terrestrial algae
  • Algae from extreme environments
Bracteacoccus sp.: scanning electron micrograph of a sporangium prior to spore release

Publications

  • K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. In revision. Widespread desert affiliations of trebouxiophycean algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) including discovery of three new desert genera. Phycological Research.
  • K. Fučíková, P.O. Lewis & L.A. Lewis. In press. Putting incertae sedis taxa in their place: a proposal for ten new families and three new genera in the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology.


Teaching Experience

Instructor

  • Fall 2013 – Modern Topics in Biology (BIOL 1109), Univ. of Connecticut.

Teaching Assistant

  • Fall 2008, Fall 2010 – Biology of the Algae (EEB 3250/5250), Univ. of Connecticut.
  • Fall 2007 – Principles of Biology (BIOL 1108), Univ. of Connecticut.
  • Fall 2005 – Limnology (BL 424), John Carroll Univ.

Mentoring Experience

  • Spring 2013 – undergraduate Wilda Merant, Univ. of Connecticut (awarded $450 from UConn Office of Undergraduate Research).
  • Summer 2012 – Fall 2013 – undergraduate Alexis Cordone, Univ. of Connecticut (honors thesis Spring, Summer, and Fall 2013).
  • Fall 2009 – undergraduate Carissa Kerpen, Univ. of Connecticut.
  • Fall 2008 – Spring 2010 – undergraduate Jared Rada, Univ. of Connecticut (awarded $415 from UConn Office of Undergraduate Research; 2 coauthored publications).
  • Summer 2007 – REU program, Univ. of Connecticut – undergraduate Chien Lo (1 coauthored publication).
  • Summer 2007 – Summer Research Program for Minority Students. Univ. of Connecticut – undergraduate Miracle Tali

Service and Leadership

2008 - 2010: COO of Green Grads
2008, 2009, 2010 - co-organizer of UConn's Give&Go program
2009 - COO of the EEB Graduate Student Association
2010 - 2011: CFO of the EEB Graduate Student Association
2010 - 2011: senator in the UConn Graduate Student Senate; member of the GSS Finance Committee
2009 - 2011: grad student representative for UConn's Environmental Policy Advisory Council (EPAC)
Reviewer for Nova Hedwigia, Chinese Journal of Oceanography and Limnology, Journal of Phycology, American Journal of Botany, Journal of Systematics and Evolution, and Fottea.

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