Museum

Genomic Resources Staff

Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt

Genomic Resources Collection Manager

Office: 008 Museum
(907) 474-6914 (office)

Email: kbhildebrandt@alaska.edu

M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2011)
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006)
 

Research Interests
Molecular methods, long-term tissue preservation, phylogeography, speciation and species limits, rates of molecular evolution, molecular techniques, conservation genetics and policy, science education

 

Publications

Sikes, D. S., M. Bowser, J.M. Morton, C. Bickford, S. Meierotto, and K. Hildebrandt, (2016). Building a DNA barcode library of Alaska’s non-marine arthropods. Genome 60(3), 248-259.

Roberts, T.E., T.R.B. Davenport,  K.B.P. Hildebrandt,  T. Jones, W.T. Stanley, E.J. Sargis, and L.E. Olson. (2009). The biogeography of introgression in the critically endangered African monkey Rungwecebus kipunji. Biology Letters online before print. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0741

Olson L.E., Z. Rakotomalala,  K.B.P. Hildebrandt,  H.C. Lanier, C.J. Raxworthy, & S.M. Goodman. 2009. Phylogeography of Microgale brevicaudata (Tenrecidae) and description of a new species from western Madagascar.  Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1095-1110.

Olson, L.E., E.J. Sargis, W.T. Stanley,  K.B.P. Hildebrandt, and T.R.B. Davenport. 2008. Additional molecular evidence strongly supports the distinction between the recently described African primate Rungwecebus kipunji (Cercopithecidae, Papionini) and Lophocebus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 789–794

Laakkonen, J., A. Smith,  K.B.P. Hildebrandt,  J. Niemima, and H. Henttonen. 2005.   Significant morphological but little molecular differences between Trypanosoma of rodents from Alaska. Journal of Parasitology. 91:1:201-203.

 
Presentations

(Presenter is indicated by  bold  text.)

"Managing and preserving the University of Alaska Museum’s rapidly growing Genomic Resources Collection." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Minneapolis, MN, 2016. Kyndall B. P. Hildebrandt, Aren M. Gunderson, and Link E. Olson.

"The University of Alaska Museum's rapidly growing and increasingly utilized marine mammal collection." Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Minneapolis, MN. 2016.   Link E. Olson, Aren M. Gunderson, Catherine E. Rubin, and Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt.

"Using the online collection management system Arctos to manage the University of Alaska Museum's rapidly growing archive of cryopreserved genomic resources." Oral presentation, Arctic Science Summit Week, Fairbanks, AK. 2016. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt and Link E. Olson.

"Alpine small mammals at the top of the world: specimen-based insights into past and ongoing responses to climate change." Oral presentation, Arctic Science Summit Week, Fairbanks, AK. 2016.  Link E. Olson, Kathryn M. Everson, Aren M. Gunderson, Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Nicholas J. Kerhoulas, Hayley C. Lanier, and Catherine E. Rubin.

"Managing agency and museum partnerships using Arctos, an online relational database." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Rapid City, SD. 2013. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Aren M. Gunderson, and Link E. Olson.

"Documenting biodiversity: the role of temporal museum collections and the need for continued growth." Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Portland, OR. 2011. Darrin P. Lunde, Kyndall B. P. Hildebrandt, John J. Ososky, Suzanne C. Peurach, Craig A. Ludwig, Linda K. Gordon, Neal Woodman, Alfred L. Gardner, Louise H. Emmons, Richard W. Thorington Jr., Don E. Wilson, and Kristofer M. Helgen.

"Behind the scenes: the hidden gems of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Mammal Collections." Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Portland, OR. 2011.  Suzanne C. Peurach, Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, and Meghan Truckey.

"A preliminary analysis of morphological and molecular differentiation among the three species of Rhynchocyon." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007.   William T. Stanley, Galen B. Rathbun, Trina E. Roberts, Kyndall Hildebrandt, and Link E. Olson.

"Additional molecular data support the phylogenetic position and taxonomic status of Rungwecebus kipunji (Primates: Cercopithecidae)." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007. Link E. Olson, William T. Stanley, Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Eric J. Sargis, and Tim R.B. Davenport.

"Mitonuclear phylogeography and species limits in the Malagasy mole-tenrec, Oryzorictes hova." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

"Taxonomic and distributional status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay watershrew (Sorex alaskanus)." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Amherst, MA, 2006. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt and Link E. Olson.

"The effects of differential dispersal on phylogeographic structure among Madagascar's oryzorictine tenrecs." Poster presentation, Evo-WIBO meetings (Evolutionary Biologists in the Pacific Northwest), Port Townsend, WA, 2006. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

"The effects of differential dispersal on phylogeographic structure among Madagascar's oryzorictine tenrecs." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Fairbanks, AK, 2005. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

 
Grants and Awards

Museums Alaska Collections Management Fund (2016) Object Tracking Infrastructure for Ethnology & History and Archaeology collections. Co-I, with PI A. Linn

National Science Foundation DBI-1458334, Collections in Support of Biological Research (2015) Critical cryopreservation upgrades to the University of Alaska Museum's Genomic Resources facility. Co-PI, with PI L. Olson

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (2013) 
Fitzgerald Travel Grant

University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduate School (2011) 
Thesis Completion Grant

American Society of Mammalogist Grant in Aid (2009) 
Project: Phylogeography and environmental niche modeling of the web-footed tenrec (Limnogale mergulus)

Alaska EPSCoR Graduate Research Fellowship (2008)
Project: Distributional and taxonomic status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay Water Shrew (Sorex alaskanus)

Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Travel Grant  (2006)
Project: Travel to American Society of Mammalogist Conference in June 2006.  Presented on the taxonomic and distributional status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay water shrew (Sorex alaskanus).

Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Grant (2005)
Project: Using sex-linked molecular markers to test species limits in Malagasy tenrecs

University of Alaska Fairbanks Research Opportunities Program, Office of Sponsored Programs (2005)
Project: Taxonomic status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay Water Shrew (Sorex alaskanus)

 
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