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Dustin S.  Siegel, Ph. D.

Associate Professor
(573) 651-2262
Office: Rhodes Hall  228

Research: Reproductive biology; comparative vertebrate anatomy; herpetology

Education: Ph.D. Saint Louis University, 2011
Courses: Animal Physiology, Vertebrate Histology, Anatomy and Physiology


Dr. Dustin S. Siegel has extensive experience in research on the reproductive biology of amphibians and reptiles. Such research includes primarily urogenital morphology of salamanders and squamates, but also includes projects on sperm morphology/physiology, morphology of secondary sexual characteristics, evolution of reproductive cycles, and the odd morphological inquiry into fishes.

Selected publications (see personal website for a complete list of publications):

Siegel DS, Rabe B*. 2016. Genital and pelvic kidney renal corpuscles of the red-spotted newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (Amphibia, Urodela, Salamandridae). Copeia 104:469-474.

Siegel DS, Nicholson AE, Rabe B*, Beran B*, Trauth SE. 2014. The evolution of the sperm transport complex in plethodontid salamanders (Amphibia, Urodela, Plethodontidae). Copeia 2014:489-502.

Conway KW, Britz R, Siegel DS. 2014. Different on the inside: extreme swimbladder sexual dimorphism in the South Asian torrent minnows. Biol Letters 10:20140348.

Siegel DS, Aldridge RD, Rheubert JL, Gribbins KM, Sever DM, Trauth SE. 2013. The testicular ducts and genital kidney of male Ambystoma maculatum (Amphibia, Urodela, Ambystomatidae). J Morphol 274:334-360.


Rhodes Hall 224
Department of Biology
One University Plaza, MS 6200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701