Sarah Schaack

Sarah Schaack
Associate Professor
Reed College
Department of Biology
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, OR 97202
office: 503-517-7948   lab: 503-517-7976
Email: schaackmobile(at), schaack(at)
Lab website:

Other Institutional Affiliations:
Honorary Lecturer:
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda                                                  
University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Affiliated Scientist: Biosciences East and Centra Africa (BecA-Hub) at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya                                                 

Spontaneous Mutations
especially mutation rates, factors influencing those rates, and the phenotypic effects of mutation
Mobile DNA
specifically the movement and proliferation of transposable elements and endogenous viruses
Genome Evolution
with an emphasis on horizontal transfer and mito-nuclear in-/compatibility