Corina Wack holds a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University and an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology at Oklahoma State University. She was a visiting researcher in the Hopkins Lab in 2011.

While at Virginia Tech, Corina conducted research on terrestrial salamanders. Her work focused on the influence of glucocorticoids on metabolic rate.

Corina is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology at Chowan University in North Carolina.


Representative Publications

Wack, Corina L., Mary K. Ratay, and Sarah K. Woodley. 2013. Effects of corticosterone on locomotory activity in red-legged salamanders. Herpetologica. 69 (2) 118-126.

Wack, Corina L., Sarah E. DuRant, William A. Hopkins, Matthew B. Lovern, Lynne D. Houck, Pamela W. Feldhoff, Richard C. Feldhoff, and Sarah K. Woodley. 2011. Physiological levels of corticosterone increase metabolic rate in a terrestrial salamander. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 161 (2) 153-158.

Wack, Corina L., Matthew B. Lovern, and Sarah K. Woodley. 2010. Transdermal delivery of corticosterone in terrestrial amphibians. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 169 (3) 269-275.

Schubert , Stephanie N., Wack, Corina L., Houck, Lynne D., Feldhoff , Pamela W., Feldhoff , Richard C., and Sarah K. Woodley. 2009. Exposure to pheromones increases plasma corticosterone concentrations in a terrestrial salamander. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 161 (2): 271-275.

Wack, Corina L., Fox, Stanley F., Hellgren, Eric C., and Matthew.B. Lovern. 2008. Effects of sex, age, and season on plasma steroids in free-ranging Texas horned lizards (Phrynosoma cornutum). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 155 (3): 589-596.

Beeching, S. C., Wack, C. L. and Ruffner, G. L. 2004. Female convict cichlids (Archocentrus nigrofasciatus) prefer to consort with same-sized males. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 16:209-126.