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Candice (Candy) Kuo

  • Academic Program Manager

    Education & Training

  • M.S. Student - Psychology - Southern New Hampshire University (2025)
  • B.A. Student - Psychology - Southern New Hampshire University (2024)
  • B.S. - Biological Sciences - University of Pittsburgh (2015)
Representative Publications
  • Keiser, Carl & Shearer, Taylor & DeMarco, Alexander & Brittingham, Hayley & Knutson, Karen & Kuo, Candice & Zhao, Katherine & Pruitt, Jonathan. (2016). Cuticular bacteria appear detrimental to social spiders in mixed but not monoculture exposure. Current Zoology. 62. zow015. 10.1093/cz/zow015.
  • RETRACTED ARTICLE: Lichtenstein, James & Dirienzo, Nicholas & Knutson, Karen & Kuo, Candice & Zhao, Katherine & Brittingham, Hayley & Geary, Sara & Ministero, Sam & Rice, Henry & David, Zachary & Scharf, Inon & Pruitt, Jonathan. (2016). Prolonged food restriction decreases body condition and reduces repeatability in personality traits in web-building spiders. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70. 10.1007/s00265-016-2184-1.
  • Click here for the link to the retraction note.
  • Modlmeier, Andreas & Laskowski, Kate & Brittingham, Hayley & Coleman, Anna & Knutson, Karen & Kuo, Candice & McGuirk, Matthew & Zhao, Katherine & Keiser, Carl & Pruitt, Jonathan. (2015). Adult presence augments juvenile collective foraging in social spiders. Animal Behaviour. 109. 9-14. 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.07.033.
Research Interests
  • Organizes the Immunology Seminar Series
  • Organizes the Immunology Faculty Research in Progress (RIP) Series
  • Organizes the Immunology Student/Postdoc RIP Series
  • Assistant Coordinator for the Program in Microbiology and Immunology (PMI)
  • Coordinator for the Microbiology and Immunology Diversity Scholars (MIDS) program for groups underrepresented in biomedical sciences
  • Processes the educational enrichment fund for PMI 
  • Maintains the department website and email distribution lists