Jessica A. Bolker

Phone: (603) 862-0071
Office: Biological Sciences, Rudman Hall Rm 216, Durham, NH 03824
Jessica Bolker

Faculty Award Winner

Award Type:  College Excellence in Teaching
Year:  2009


  • Ph.D., Zoology, University of California - Berkeley
  • B.S., Biology, Yale University

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 901: Intro Graduate Seminar
  • BIOL 902: Scientific Writing
  • BIOL 950: Scientific Communication
  • GRAD 932: Grad Outreach Communication
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Biological Sci
  • LSA 950: Scientific Communication
  • MEFB 410: Marine Immersion
  • ZOOL 529: Developmental Biology
  • ZOOL 600: Field Experience
  • ZOOL 690: Evolution
  • ZOOL 902: Scientific Writing

Selected Publications

Bolker, J. A. (2017). Animal Models in Translational Research: Rosetta Stone or Stumbling Block?. BioEssays, 39(12), 1700089. doi:10.1002/bies.201700089

O'Malley, M. A., Travisano, M., Velicer, G. J., & Bolker, J. A. (2015). How Do Microbial Populations and Communities Function as Model Systems?. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 90(3), 269-293. doi:10.1086/682588

Bolker, J., & Brauckmann, S. (2015). From experimental zoology to big data: Observation and integration in the study of animal development. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 323(5), 277-291. doi:10.1002/jez.1924

Bolker, J. A. (2014). Model species in evo-devo: a philosophical perspective. Evolution & Development, 16(1), 49-56. doi:10.1111/ede.12056

Bolker, J. (2012). There's more to life than rats and flies. Nature, 491(7422), 31-33. doi:10.1038/491031a

Meredith, D. C., & Bolker, J. A. (2012). Rounding off the cow: Challenges and successes in an interdisciplinary physics course for life science students. American Journal of Physics, 80(10), 913-922. doi:10.1119/1.4733357

Bolker, J. A. (2009). Exemplary and Surrogate Models: Two Modes of Representation in Biology. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 52(4), 485-499. doi:10.1353/pbm.0.0125

Martinez, G. M., & Bolker, J. A. (2003). Embryonic and larval staging of summer flounder (paralichthys dentatus). Journal of Morphology, 255(2), 162-176. doi:10.1002/jmor.10053

Bolker, J. A. (1995). Model systems in developmental biology. BioEssays, 17(5), 451-455. doi:10.1002/bies.950170513