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Chris Korey

College of Charleston

Address: Biology Department, 58 Coming Street, Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843.953.7178
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Ph.D., 2001, Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Drosophila genetics; molecular genetics of human neurological disease using Drosophila as a model system
  • Development and plasticity of the nervous system in insects and crustaceans

Current and planned research projects

  • Drosophila models of human neurodegenerative disorders
  • Development of the Drosophila neuromuscular junction


  • Akhter, E., A. Pereira, M. Hughes, C.A. Korey (2015) Plasticity of Exernal Setae During Claw Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosus Mcclure, 2002 (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 88:893-910.
  • Periera, A., E. Tracey, P. Cooney, C.A. Korey, M. Hughes, (2014) Claw Regrowth and Functional Recovery During Transformation in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus angulosus. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 47:147-159.
  • Tracey, E., A. Pereira, M. Hughes, C.A. Korey (22013) The Embryonic Development Of The Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus Angulosus (Mcclure 2002) (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 86(11):1367-1381. DOI: 10.1163/15685403-00003235.
  • Hales, K.G., C.A. Korey, A.M. Larracuente, and D.M. Roberts (2015) Genetics on the fly: a primer on the Drosophila model system. Genetics. In Press.
  • Jones, M, S. Amr, A. Ferebee, P. Huynh, J. Rosenfeld, M. Miles, A. Davies, C.A. Korey, J. Warrick, R. shiang, S. Elsea, S. Girirajan, and Mike Growtewiel (2014) Genetic studies in Drosophila and humans support a model fro the concerted function of CISD2, PPT1 and CLN3 in disease. Biology Open, 1-11 doi:10.1242/bio.20147559