2013-2014 RI EPSCoR graduate research fellows
Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Rhode Island
Advisor: Brad Seibel
Research: Determining the relationship between TMAO concentration and lipid accumulation in teleost and elasmobranch fishes
Developmental Biology, Brown University
Advisor: Gary Wessel
Research: Animal reproduction; using the sea star, Patiria miniata, to investigate how embryonic signals contribute to egg and sperm specification. Key insights from this project will aid in identification of how molecular and external forces influence animal reproduction.
Biology, University of Rhode Island
Advisor: Serena Moseman-Valtierra
Research: The cumulative and synergistic effects of climate change, nutrient pollution and exotic species invasion may alter greenhouse gas fluxes in coastal marshes
Advisor: Susanne Menden-Deuer
Research: Plankton food web dynamics. What factors drive rates of grazing by heterotrophic protists? How will changes in ocean conditions such as warming affect feeding interactions in the plankton, directly and/or indirectly through species composition.
Research: Microbial ecology in the context of environment-microbe-host dynamics in fish and the practical applications of this research to the ornamental and food fish industries.