Kerry Geiler-Samerotte

Assistant professor

Dr. Kerry Geiler-Samerotte is an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard in our lab, co-advised by Dan Hartl, for her thesis “The selective cost of misfolded proteins and a concomitant evolutionary adaptation.” She won the 2011 Walter M. Fitch Prize from the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution for presentation of that work. She then did research as a postdoctoral scholar with Mark Siegal at NYU and Dmitri Petrov at Stanford before joining the faculty at ASU.


Quantifying condition-dependent intracellular protein levels enables high-precision fitness estimates

Misfolded proteins impose a dosage-dependent fitness cost and trigger a cytosolic unfolded protein response in yeast