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Dr. Rob Denton

Assistant Professor

Marian University, Indianapolis


Dr. Rob Denton is a prominent biologist and Assistant Professor at Marian University, Indianapolis. With an educational background that spans Ball State University, Eastern Kentucky University, and Ohio State University, Dr. Denton has deep roots in herpetological research, particularly focusing on mole salamanders. His work, which investigates the genomic evolution and molecular ecology of amphibians, has been recognized with a prestigious $1.1 million NSF career grant. This funding supports his innovative research on a unique all-female species of mole salamander that reproduces by incorporating genetic material from males of other species. Dr. Denton has shared his findings with the Hoosier Herp Society, highlighting the fascinating reproductive strategies of these unisexual salamanders.

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