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)


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