Dietmar Kueltz

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Professor of Physiological Genomics


Animal Science

Offices and Labs

2131c Meyer Hall

Profile Introduction

Proteomics and physiological genomics of environmental stress adaptation in fishes and Daphnia; Evolution of environmental stress tolerance and phenotypic plasticity; Osmosensory stress signaling in animal cells.


1992 PhD (Marine Animal Ecophysiology) University of Rostock, Germany

Research Contribution

Generation and distribution of new knowledge about the principles that govern life on earth.

Research Interests

EcoPhysiological Proteomics of aquatic animals

Effects of climate change-related environmental stress (salinity, temperature) on aquatic organisms (euryhaline fish, invertebrates); Evolution of biochemical mechanisms that confer tolerance towards environmental stress (salinity, temperature, pollution) in aquatic animals; Mechanistic links between molecular (proteomic) and emergent higher-order (physiology, behaviors) phenotypes that are associated with environmental stress responses of aquatic animals.

Department and Center Affiliations

NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Genome Center
NIEHS Superfund Program
Center for Aquaculture and Aquatic Biology
Bodega Marine Laboratory


American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Physiological Society
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Animal Genomics
Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Renal Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Animal Biology, Ecology


Kueltz Lab/ 1327 Meyer Hall website

Field Sites

Hopkins Marine Station website
Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory website

Teaching Interests

Stress Physiology
Environmental Physiology of Aquatic Animals
Evolution of Environmental Adaptations
Molecular phenotyping / proteomics


ANG 111 Molecular Genetics Lab (Winter)
ABI 50A Animal Biology Lab (Fall)
MCP 255 Stress Physiology (Spring)
ABG 255 Stress Physiology (Spring)
ANS 18 Biology of Aquatic Animals (Fall)


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