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Awards/Honors

 

Fellowships

VSGC Graduate Research Fellowship, 2010-2011, Jason Westerbeck, M.S., Biology

 

Research Grants

Research Grant, VCU Rice Center Student Research Grant, Spring 2012, Courtney Turrin, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Virginia Academy of Science, Spring 2012, Jessica Ebers, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Williamsburg Bird Club, 2012, Jessica Ebers, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research, Spring 2012, Jessica Spickler, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Arts & Sciences OGSR/GSA Conference Funds, College of William & Mary, Spring 2012, Jessica Spickler, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Grant, College of William & Mary, Spring 2012, Jessica Spickler, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, American Ornithologists' Union Research Award, May 2012, Jessica Ebers, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Murray Award, Virginia Society of Ornithology, 2012, Courtney Turrin, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Graduate Student Research Grant, Williamsburg Bird Club, 2012, Courtney Turrin, M.S., Biology

Research Grant ,American Ornithologist Union Research Award, 2012, Kenton Buck, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, The E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award, March 2011, Morgan Niccoli, M.S., Biology.

Research Grant, Virginia Herpetological Society Grant in Herpetology, 2011, Dan Ramos, M.S., Biology.

Research Grant, Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011-2012, Dan Ramos, M.S., Biology.

Research Grant, J.J. Murray Research Award, April 2010, Marie Pitts, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, J.J. Murray Research Award, April 2009, Diana Soteropoulos, M.S., Biology

Research Grant, Williamsburg Bird Club, May 2009, Marie Pitts, M.S., Biology

Internships

 

Conference Presentations

"Using Occupancy Patterns to Infer Landscape Connectivity for Breeding Anurans"  presented at The Wildlife Society Conference, October 1, 2012, Portland, Oregon, Daniel Ramos, M.S., Biology.

"Investigation of Prophage in Clinical Isolates of Helicobacter pylori"  presented at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, 2012,  San Francisco, California, Kevin Leslie,  M.S., Biology.

"Does mercury contamination affect risk-taking behaviors? Tradeoffs between eating and being eaten" presented at North American Ornithological Conference,  August 14 - 18, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Megan Kobiela, M.S., Biology.

"Are Occupancy Models Feasible Alternatives to Collecting Demography Data?" presented at North American Ornithological Conference, August 14 - 18, 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Morgan Niccoli, M.S., Biology.

"Putting a substrate-trapping mutant of the yeast Sumo protease Ulp1 to work" presented at the National Institutes of Health, July 31, 2012, National Institutes of Health, Mark Guillotte, MS, Biology.

"Regulators of MSP Assembly and Dynamics in C. elegans Spermatocytes", University of Wisconsin, July 2012, Madison, Wisonconsin, Kari L Messina, M.S., Biology.

"Evaluating the Potential for Adaptive Response to Mercury in Birds": accepted to 5th North American Ornithological Conference (NAOC-V) , August 2012,Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Kenton Buck, M.S., Biology.

“Sublethal effects of methylmercury on molt in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)” presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 13-17, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, Jenna Carlson, M.S., Biology.

“Does dosing lead to consistent accumulation of mercury in zebra finch blood?” presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 13-17, 2011, Boston, Massachusetts, Kenton Buck, M.S., Biology.

"The Effect of Mercury on Parental Care in Zebra Finches" at the 48th Animal Behavior Society Meeting, July 25-30 2011, Bloomington, Indiana, Megan Kobiela, M.S., Biology.

"Sequence Analysis of a Helicobacter pylori Prophage Found Predominantly among cag PAI Negative Isolates" presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, 2010, San Diego, California, Kevin Leslie, M.S., Biology.

"Alternative splicing of Pax5 in trout B lymphocytes"  presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists, May 8-12, 2009 in Seattle, Washington, Raaj Talauliker, M.S., Biology

"Flow cytometric cellular analyses on the developmental, activation, and proliferation state of B cells in rainbow trout" presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Immunologists, May 8-12, 2009 in Seattle, Washington, Maggie Barr, M.S., Biology

Poster presentation, Society of Wetland Scientists 30th Annual Conference, June 2009, Madison, Wisconsin,  Sara E. Kreisel, M.S., Biology

 

Publications

 

Community Service/Outreach

 

Recent alumni employment/positions

Kevin Leslie, 2012 M.S., Biology, is a Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Vanessa Quinlivan-Repasi, 2012 M.S., Biology, is a  PhD candidate in the CMDB  program at Johns Hopkins University.

Sarah Lemlin, 2011 M.S., Biology, is a Biological Science Technician for the US Geological Survey at the Western Ecological Research Center in Davis, CA.

Catherine Lewis, 2011 M.S., Biology, is a PhD candidate at Duke University.

Daniel Hallinger, 2011 M.S., Biology is a Biologist at the Environmental Protection Agency for Endocrine Toxicology in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Ashley DeCarme, 2011 M.S., Biology, is self-employed in Agriculture.

George Lechti, 2011 M.S., Biology, is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia.  

Maggie Barr, 2010 M.S., Biology, is a Research Technologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Mikaela Howie, 2010 M.S., Biology, is a Seasonal Wildlife Biologist in  LA.

Allyson Jackson, 2010 M.S., Biology, is an Environmental Consultant at Biodiversity Research Institute in ME.

Sara Kreisel, 2010 M.S., Biology, is a Wetlands Professional in MA.

Karl Mendoza, 2010 M.S., Biology, is a PhD Candidate at Northwestern University.

Lomax Boyd, 2009 M.S., is a PhD Candidate at Duke University.

Jonathan Holley, 2009 M.S., Biology, is a Municipal Stormwater Specialist in TX.

Louise Lammons, 2009 M.S., Biology, is an Environmental Consultant in TX.

Ryan Burdge, 2009 M.S., Biology, is an Environmental Consultant, Environmental Economics in VA.