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Margaret Voss

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Syracuse University David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
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I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and a faculty affiliate in the interdisciplinary program in neuroscience at Syracuse University. I teach courses in nutritional biochemistry, nutritional genomics, and human metabolism. My research focus is on vertebrate metabolism, energetics, reproductive physiology, and embryonic development. I am interested in the ways in which humans alter their environment and the subsequent repercussions for both human and non-human vertebrate health. I am a supporting partner in the One Health Initiative, a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. My current projects include 1) evaluating the use of sustainable agriculture in the Galapagos to control an invasive parasite endangering some species of Darwin’s finch, 2) examining the ways in which light intensity, wavelength, and photoperiod modify glucose and lipid regulation in vertebrates, and 3) effects of the endocrine disruptor BPA on metabolism. I also collaborate with faculty at Cornell University, SUNY ESF, The University of North Dakota, The University of North Carolina/the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, The Charles Darwin Foundation, Brown University, University of Victoria (New Zealand), Penn State, Amherst College, and Franklin & Marshall College. The unifying concept for my research is the link between environmental influences (e.g., photoperiod, food availability, dietary components and substrate availability) and genotype and phenotype (e.g. changes in metabolism, reproductive physiology, and the timing of embryonic development).


Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems

Associate Editor

2014 - Present

Wilson Journal of Ornithology

Book Review Editor

2011 - 2013(2 years)

Recent publications

  • Chapter 6 Anatomy, in Morrison ML, editor. Ornithology: Foundation, Analysis, and Application. Johns Hopkins University Press; 2018.,

    • Voss M
  • Time and Heat Allocations to Balance Conflicting Demands during Intermittent Incubation by Yellow-Eyed Juncos

    • Hainsworth F
    • Moonan T
    • Voss M
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

Syracuse University David B Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

June 2019 - Present

Professor of Practice

Syracuse University

September 2013 - May 2019(6 years)

Associate Professor

PSU - Behrend College - Pennsylvania State University - Behrend College

August 2002 - December 2012(10 years)

Assistant Professor

SUNY at Potsdam

August 2000 - July 2002(2 years)



Syracuse University

August 1996 - May 2002(6 years)


SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

January 1993 - December 1995(3 years)


SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry

August 1988 - December 1992(4 years)

Co-authors (50)

  • Ridho Yendi