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01-12-2017

Bailey Appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Clarkson University

Susan F. Bailey has been appointed assistant professor of biology at Clarkson University.

Susan F. BaileyShe received her bachelor of science degree with honors in biology and mathematics from McMaster University, her master of science in ecology from University of Calgary and her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution from the University of Ottawa.

Before coming to Clarkson, Bailey was a postdoctoral researcher at the Bioinformatics Research Centre, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. She also has teaching experience from the University of Ottawa, University of Calgary, and Aarhus University.

Bailey's research interests include bioinformatics and evolutionary biology, spanning the disciplines of biology, math and computer science.

In 2016, she received the prestigious Jasper Loftus-Hills Young Investigators Award from the Society of American Naturalists, the major scientific organization for ecology-evolution-organismal biology. Bailey also has published articles in refereed journals and has received several travel awards and prestigious graduate scholarships.

Bailey has presented at numerous professional workshops and invited lectures across Europe, Canada and the United States on topics such as mathematical ecology and evolution, genome sequencing data analysis, and analysis of ecological systems under uncertainty and change.

In 2015, she presented a seminar on microbial experimental evolution and statistical modeling approaches when she participated in Clarkson's Early Career Colloquium in Bioscience Crossing Disciplines. In 2012, she participated in the Symposium for Women Entering Ecology and Evolution Today in Ottawa.

Bailey is a member of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, the European Society of Evolutionary Biology, and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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