University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Biology


M.S. Student - Erin Keller

Erin Keller

Erin Keller, M.S. Student

Contact Information
Email: Erin Keller

Marsh Life Science Building, Rm 204
Phone: (802) 656-0702
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Schall (Emeriti Faculty list)


I am interested in the life histories and life cycles or parasites, specifically, apicomplexan parasites. My current research concerns the mysterious life history of a large genus of parasites known as Monocystis that infects many different species of earthworms at nearly 100% infection rates! I hope that my research will shed light on the life histories of apicomplexan parasites including how they are so successful, what the life stages are, and what the evolutionary relationships between various apicomplexan parasites are.