CURRICULUM VITAE

Alistair J. Cullum

Department of Biology, Creighton University
2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178-0103
Phone (402) 280-3080 • Fax (402) 280-5595
acullum@creighton.edu • http://biology.creighton.edu/faculty/cullum/

Education:

  1986 B.A. in Zoology
Highest Honors, Distinction in the Major
University of California, Santa Barbara
  1997 Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine

Awards, Grants and Fellowships:

  1986 Elected Phi Beta Kappa
  1990 Regent's Fellowship, U.C. Irvine
  1991 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  1993 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research - $450
  1993 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Research Grant - $900
  1993 Gaige Fund Award - $525
  1994 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research - $450
  1994 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund Research Grant - $670
  1998 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - $80,000

Professional Experience:

  1985-86 Staff, Museum of Vertebrate Studies, U.C. Santa Barbara
  1988-90 Veterinary Technician, Santa Fe Animal Clinic, Encinitas, CA
  1997 Physiology Lab Technician/Programmer
  1997-2000 Post-doctoral Researcher, U.C. Irvine
  2000-Present Assistant Professor, Creighton University

Teaching Experience:

U.C. Irvine

  1991-1992 Diversity of Life Lab Instructor
  1993-96 Physiology Lab Instructor
  1993 & 96 Field Ecology Teaching Assistant.
  1995 Physiology Lab Coordinator
  1995-96 Physiology Lecture Teaching Assistant
  1997 Physiology – Lecturer

Creighton University

  2000-Present Physiology and Biometry Courses; Undergraduate Research Supervision

Publications:

O’Steen, S., A. J. Cullum and A. F. Bennett. 2002. Rapid evolution of escape ability in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution 56(4):776-784.  

Cullum, A. J., A. F. Bennett and R. E. Lenski. 2001. Evolutionary adaptation to temperature. IX. Preadaptation to novel stressful environments of Escherichia coli adapted to high temperature. Evolution 55(11):2194-2202.  
 
Bennett, A. F., J. W. Hicks and A. J. Cullum. 2000. An experimental test of the thermoregulatory hypothesis for the evolution of endothermy. Evolution. 54(5):1768-1773.
 
Cullum, A. J. 2000. Phenotypic variability of physiological traits in populations of sexual and asexual whiptail lizards. Evolutionary Ecology Research. 2(7):841-855.
 
Cullum, A. J. 1998. Sexual dimorphism in physiological performance of whiptail lizards (genus Cnemidophorus). Physiological Zoology v.71, n.5, 1998:541-552.
 
Johnson, T. P., A. J. Cullum and A. F. Bennett. 1998. Partitioning the effects of temperature and viscosity on the C-start performance of adult fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology: 201(13): 2045-2051.
 
Cullum, A. J. 1997. Comparisons of physiological performance in sexual and asexual whiptail lizards (genus Cnemidophorus): implications for the role of heterozygosity. American Naturalist 150(1): 24-47.
 
Cullum, A. J. and A. F. Bennett. Selection on rapid start performance in natural populations of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata). In preparation.

Recent Abstracts

  Cullum, A.J. and W. Gonsalves. 2005. Effects of developmental temperature on growth in Teleogryllus oceanicus: a test of acclimation hypotheses. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2005 Annual Meeting.
 
Hughes, B., A. J. Cullum and A. F. Bennett. 2005. Evolution to pH Stressors in Escherichia coli. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2005 Annual Meeting.
 
Cullum, A. J., A. F. Bennett, and R. E. Lenski. 1999. The contribution of maximal growth rate, growth efficiency and starvation resistance to fitness in thermally-selected bacteria. American Zoologist. 39(5): 33A.
 
Cullum, A. J., A. F. Bennett and R. E. Lenski. 1998. Experimental evolution in environments of differing pH. American Zoologist, v.38(5): 50A.
 
Cullum, A. J., A. F. Bennett and R. E. Lenski. 1997. Relative fitness of generalists and specialists in thermally variable environments. American Zoologist, v.37(5): 37A.
 
Cullum, A. J. 1997. The problem of reticulate trees: comparative phylogenetic analyses of interspecific hybrids of Cnemidophorus lizards. 77th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
 
Cullum, A. J. and A. F. Bennett. 1996. Selection on escape performance in natural populations of guppies. American Zoologist, 36(5): 60A.

Recent Presentations:

Invited Presentations

  1995 University of California, Riverside Departmental Seminar
  1997 American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA (Phylogenetic Approaches Symposium)
  1998 California State University, Fullerton Departmental Seminar
  1998 Southern California Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting. Cal Poly Pomona. (Metabolism and Locomotion of Fishes Symposium)
  2003 University of South Dakota Departmental Seminar

 

2003

Humboldt State University Departmental Seminar

 

2004

University of Nebraska, Omaha Departmental Seminar

Other Presentations

  1994 Second World Congress of Herpetology. Adelaide, SA, Australia
  1995 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Montreal, Quebec
  1996 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM
  1997 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Boulder, CO
  1998 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Boston, MA
  1998 Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution. Vancouver, BC
  1999 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Denver, CO.

Computer Programs:

  Didge – Image Digitizing Software for Windows (http://biology.creighton.edu/faculty/cullum/Didge/)
 

NSL: Natural Selection in the Lab – Evolution Modeling Software

 

Society Memberships:

  American Association for the Advancement of Science
  Sigma Xi
  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  Society for the Study of Evolution

Reviewer for:

  American Naturalist
  American Zoologist
  Animal Behaviour
  Biology Letters
  Copeia
  Ecology
  Evolution
  Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  Journal of Experimental Biology
  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

Academic and Society Service:

  1993 UCI - Graduate Student Representative
  1994 UCI - Faculty Search Committee
  1995 UCI - Prescription Committee for Incoming Graduate Students
  1995- 2000 UCI - Comparative Physiology Group Webmaster
  1995-96 UCI - Physiology Lab Redesign Committee
  1999- 2001 SICB - Electronic Communications Committee
  2000-Present Creighton - Biology Webmaster and Sys Admin
  2001-Present Creighton - Sheehan Scholarship Committee
  2001-2003 Creighton - Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  2003-Present Creighton - Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  2003-Present Creighton - Research Compliance Committee