Marion Preest, Ph.D.

Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology


Keck Science

Areas of Expertise

Animal Physiology


B.Sc. (Hons), Otago University, New Zealand; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University

Research and Publications

Mendelson, J.R., III, J.B. Pramuk, R. Gagliardo, A. Pessier, B.B. Rothermel, K.C. Zippel, C. Bevier, M.R. Preest, and B. Crother. 2009. Considerations and recommendations for Raising Live Amphibians in Classrooms. Herpetological Review 40:142-144.

Preest, M.R. and A. Cree. 2008. Corticosterone treatment has subtle effects on thermoregulatory behavior and raises metabolic rate in the New Zealand common gecko, Hoplodactylus maculatus. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 81: 641-650.

Preest, M.R., A. Cree, and C.L. Tyrrell. 2005. ACTH-induced stress response during pregnancy in a viviparous gecko: No observed effect on offspring quality. Journal of Experimental Zoology 303A: 823-835.

Preest, M.R., R. J. Gonzalez, and R. Wilson. 2005. A pharmacological examination of Na+ and Cl- transport in two species of freshwater fish. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 78: 259-272.

Preest, M.R. and C.A. Beuchat. 1997. Ammonia excretion by hummingbirds. Nature 386: 561-562.