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Previous Fellows

chan Cynthia Chan
Undergraduate Degree: BA Environmental Studies, SUNY Binghamton
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2012
Thesis: Comparative analysis of Mitochondrial and Microsatellite genes in Ixodes scapularis, the Black-legged tick
Current: Research Assistant, University of Georgia
 cannon Sherri Cannon
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2010
Thesis: Cospeciation and adaption of sucking lice
Current: Biology Instructor, Savannah Technical College
 carlson Michelle Carlson
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2011
Thesis: Juvenile fiddler crab distribution at impacted and un-impacted sites on two Georgia islands
Current: Lab technician for the city of Melbourne, Florida
dabney Kelly Dabney
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Thesis: Overwinter hosts of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus ticks
Current: Pursuing MS degree at Georgia Southern University, Research Specialist, Emory University

dickson Jenny Dickson
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2013
Thesis: Assortative mating in ixodes scapullaris ticks
Current: Physician Assistant student, Medical College of Georgia
 evett Christopher Evett
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, University of West Georgia
Thesis: The analysis of the effects of pathogenic bacteria on house fly antimicrobial peptide expression
Current: Clarity Software Systems Designer
 fleming Adam Fleming
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Virgina Tech University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2012
Thesis: Fate of pathogenic bacteria after ingestion by musca domestica, the common house fly
Current: PhD Candidate, George Mason University
 glover Wesley Glover
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Thesis: Housefly immune responses to pseudomonus aeruginosa and staphylococcus aureus
Current: High School Biology Teacher
harper2011 Stephanie Harper
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Albright College
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2014
Thesis: Invertebrate and microbial influences on leaf breakdown in stream ecosystems
Current: Environmental Scientist, Wallace and Pancher
 hoang Dat Hoang
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2013
Thesis: Complete new species descriptions for new Spiroplasma isolates and assess an alternative method to spiroplasma classification.
Current: Lab Technician II, University of Georgia
 lasala Jacob Lasala
Undergraduate Degree: BA Biology, University of Chicago
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2011
Thesis: Determining the Incidence and Variation of Multiple Paternity in Loggerhead Sea Turtles on the Coast of Georgia
Current: PhD Candidate, Florida Atlantic University
lester Terry Lester
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2013
Thesis: The Settlement of Brachyuran Crabs in a Georgia Estuarine System
Current: Georgia Teaching Fellow-Cobb County School District
macias Nick Macias
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, California State University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2014
Thesis: Abundance, distribution, and genetic variation of the non-native crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) recently introduced to Puerto Rico
Current: Resource Operations, Education, and Research Support, Swanton Pacific Ranch, California Polytechnic State University
JimmyMerrifield800 Richard Merrifield
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Research Area: Invasive Species
Thesis: Genetic variability within and along the periphery of range expansion ofMegacopta cribraria
Current: Pursuing MS degree at Georgia Southern
perry Kayla Perry
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2014
Thesis: Molecular Identification and Phylogenetic relationships of North American Dermacentor ticks
Current: Medical Student, Medical College of Georgia
 patel Ketan Patel
Undergraduate Degree: BA Biology, Hendrix College
Thesis: Estimating genetic diversity and mapping genetic lineage in a captive Helodermatid population: Heloderma Horridum Charles Bogerti
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2013
Current: PhD Candidate, San Diego State University, University of California at Riverside
 phillips Matthew Phillips
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, University of the South
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2010
Thesis: Molecular Physiology Role of Rh glycoproteins in ammonia gill transport in the longhorn sculpin, Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus
Current: Medical Student, Mercer University School of Medicine
 rabeneck Brett Rabeneck
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, University of Central Arkansas
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2011
Thesis: Quantitative and qualitative characterization of a novel NHE2c protein in the marine longhorn sculpin (Myoxecephalus octodecimspinosus) after exposure to adverse environmental conditions emerging in ocean waters
Current: Research Assistant, Georgia Tech University
ashlynReid800 Ashlin Reid
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Chemistry, Georgia Southern University

Research Area: Molecular Genetics
Thesis: Reconstructing Phylogenetic Relationships in the Palearctic D. marginatusgroup and Oriental Dermacentor Ticks
Current: Pursuing MS degree at Georgia Southern
AlynciaRobinson800 Alyncia Robinson
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology, Mercer University

Research Area: Cancer Cell Biology
Thesis: Localization of cancer therapy through the use of gold nanorods
Current: Pursuing MS degree at Georgia Southern
MichaelSabula800 Michael Sabula
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology, Georgia Southern University
Research Area: Microbial Communities
Thesis: Molecular Methods for the comparison of Georgia agriculture soils
Current: Pursuing MS degree at Georgia Southern, Research Specialist, Emory University, Emory Vaccine Center

 tucker Derek Tucker
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Arizona State University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2011
Thesis: Genotypic and phenotypic variation in the Florida scrub lizard
Current: PhD Candidate, Brigham Young University
 west Marshall West
Undergraduate Degree: BS Ecology, University of Georgia
Thesis: Trophic interactions and community dynamics of plankton in the Altamaha River estuary.
Current: Environmental Consultant, Environmental Corporation of America
 wilbur Bradley Wilbur
Undergraduate Degree: BS Biology, Georgia Southern University
Masters Degree: MS Biology, Georgia Southern University 2012
Thesis: Examining the role of apotosis genes in the heart tissue of hypoxia-treated goldfish
Current: Hospital & Health Care Professional, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

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