Dietmar Kueltz

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Professor of Physiological Genomics


Animal Science, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Offices and Labs

2131c Meyer Hall

Profile Introduction

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


1992 PhD Animal Physiology University of Rostock (Germany)
1989 DIplom (BSc/MS) Marine Ecology University of Rostock (Germany)

Research Contribution

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

Research Interests

Mechanisms of biochemical adaptation of aquatic animals

Proteome evolution, Biochemical Ecology, Stress Response Networks, Quantitative Proteomics, Biological Mass Spectrometry, Evolution of biochemical mechanisms that confer tolerance towards environmental stress (salinity, temperature, pollution) in marine/ aquatic animals; Mechanistic links between molecular (proteomic) and emergent higher-order (physiology, behaviors) phenotypes that are associated with environmental stress responses of aquatic animals (emphasis: euryhaline fish); Effects of climate change-related environmental stress (salinity, temperature) on aquatic organisms (emphasis: euryhaline fish); Biochemical mechansisms of osmosensing in animal cells (emphasis: euryhaline fish).

Department and Center Affiliations

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


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

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Integrative Genetics and Genomics
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Specialties / Focus

Integrative Genetics and Genomics
  • Animal Genomics
  • Integrated Genetics and Genomics
  • Computational Biology
  • Ecological and Wildlife Genetics
Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Molecular Physiology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Renal Physiology
  • Integrative Physiology

Graduate Groups not Housed in CBS

Animal Biology, Ecology


Kueltz Lab/ 1325-1333 Meyer Hall website

Field Sites

Hopkins Marine Station website
Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory website

Teaching Interests

Stress Physiology
Ecological Biochemistry of Aquatic Animals
Evolution of Environmental Adaptations
Molecular phenotyping / proteomics
Biological Mass Spectrometry


ABG 290 Biological Mass Spectrometry and Quantitative Proteomics (Spring, not offered every year)
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 and Culture of Aquatic Animals (Fall)


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