Biology Graduate Portfolio Archive

2009 - 2012

Fellowships || Research Grants || Conference Presentations || Alumni Employment || Current Portfolio || Submit Content

Fellowships

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2011-2012. Dan Ramos, MS, Biology.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Graduate STEM Fellowship. 2010-2011. Jason Westerbeck, MS, Biology.

Research Grants

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

Virginia Academy of Science. Spring 2012. Jessica Ebers, MS, Biology.

Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research. Spring 2012. Jessica Spickler, MS, Biology.

Arts & Sciences OGSR/GSA Conference Funds, College of William & Mary. Spring 2012. Jessica Spickler, MS, Biology.

Arts & Sciences Graduate College of William & Mary. Spring 2012. Jessica Spickler, MS, Biology.

American Ornithologists' Union Research Award. May 2012. Jessica Ebers, MS, Biology.

Williamsburg Bird Club. 2012. Jessica Ebers, MS, Biology.

Murray Award, Virginia Society of Ornithology. 2012. Courtney Turrin, MS, Biology.

Graduate Student Williamsburg Bird Club. 2012. Courtney Turrin, MS, Biology.

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

The E. Alexander Bergstrom Memorial Research Award. March 2011. Morgan Niccoli, MS, Biology.

Virginia Herpetological Society Grant in Herpetology. 2011. Dan Ramos, MS, Biology.

J.J. Murray Research Award. April 2010. Marie Pitts, MS, Biology.

Williamsburg Bird Club. May 2009. Marie Pitts, MS, Biology.

J.J. Murray Research Award. April 2009. Diana Soteropoulos, MS, Biology.

Conference Presentations

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Investigation of Prophage in Clinical Isolates of Helicobacter pylori," presented at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, California. 2012. Kevin Leslie, MS, 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, Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-17, 2011. Jenna Carlson, MS, 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, Boston, Massachusetts. November 13-17, 2011. Kenton Buck, MS, Biology.

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

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

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

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

Alumni Employment

Research Scientist and Laboratory Manager at Virginia Commonwealth University. 2012. Kevin Leslie, MS, Biology.

PhD candidate in the CMDB program at Johns Hopkins University. 2012. Vanessa Quinlivan-Repasi, MS, Biology.

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

PhD candidate at Duke University. 2011. Catherine Lewis, MS, Biology.

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

Self-employed in Agriculture. 2011. Ashley DeCarme, MS, Biology.

PhD candidate at the University of Virginia. 2011. George Lechti, MS, Biology.

Research Technologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. 2010. Maggie Barr, MS, Biology.

Seasonal Wildlife Biologist in LA. 2010. Mikaela Howie, MS, Biology.

Environmental Consultant at Biodiversity Research Institute in ME. 2010. Allyson Jackson, MS, Biology.

Wetlands Professional in MA. 2010. Sara Kreisel, MS, Biology.

PhD Candidate at Northwestern University. 2010. Karl Mendoza, MS, Biology.

PhD Candidate at Duke University. 2009. Lomax Boyd, MS, Biology.

Municipal Stormwater Specialist in TX. 2009. Jonathan Holley, MS, Biology.

Environmental Consultant in TX. 2009. Louise Lammons, MS, Biology.

Environmental Consultant, Environmental Economics in VA. 2009. Ryan Burdge, MS, Biology.