Katy Lustofin

Associate Professor
Degrees
Ph.D.-Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007); MS-Entomology, University of California-Davis (1998); BS-Biology, SUNY Buffalo (1996)
Year Appointed
2008
Courses
Fall 2016
  • Modern Biology
  • Evolution
  • Animal Behavior
  • Biology Research I
Courses
Spring 2017
  • Modern Biology
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Human Physiology

Biography

Research Interests
I am interested in pollinators, especially bees. This past year MaLisa Spring ’14, as part of the Investigative Studies program and the Biology Capstone, surveyed the bee species present in Washington County and looked at floral constancy of some species. I am interested in continuing this work with future students. I am also researching the phenomenon of UV fluorescence by xystodesmid millipedes, as well as establishing the range of Semionellus placidus, a millipede species not previously reported in Washington County but discovered here by Derek Hennen ’12 as part of a class project.

Recent Publications: Abstracts
Shartle E, Lustofin K. 2013. The effect of caffeine and caffeine deprivation on memory in Mus musculus. Ohio Journal of Science. 113(1): A15.
Gillian G, Lustofin K. 2013. Repercussions of fluoxetine administration during embryonic development. Ohio Journal of Science. 113(1): A23. Oral Presentations
Spring M, Lustofin K, McShaffrey D. February 2014. Bee diversity and floral constancy in Washington County, Ohio. Presented at the Ohio Natural History Conference, Columbus, OH.
Lustofin K. April 2013. Analysis of UV fluorescence by two common millipede species from Southeastern Ohio. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Charleston, WV.
Lustofin K. July 2012. Phoretic mites associated with Bombus species in Washington County, Ohio. Presented at the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education Annual Symposium, Athens, OH.

Poster Presentations
Lustofin K. February 2014. Semionellus placidus natural history and distribution in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Poster presented at the Ohio Natural History Conference, Columbus, OH.
McShaffrey M, Hennen D, Spring M, Lustofin K, Remeneric D. February 2014. A Preliminary ATBI (All-Taxa Biotic Inventory) for the Barbara A. Beiser Field Station, Washington County, Ohio. Poster presented at the Ohio Natural History Conference, Columbus, OH.
Spring M, Lustofin K. August 2013. Bee populations and pollination services in Washington County, Ohio. Poster presented at the International Pollinator Conference, State College, PA.
Shartle E, Lustofin K. April 2013. The effect of caffeine and caffeine deprivation on memory in Mus musculus. Poster presented at the Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Findlay, OH.
Gillian G, Lustofin K. April 2013. Repercussions of fluoxetine administration during embryonic development. Poster presented at the Ohio Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Findlay, OH.
Hennen D, Lustofin K, McShaffrey D. February 2012. UV fluorescing millipedes from southeastern Ohio. Poster presented at the Ohio Natural History Conference, Columbus, OH.