Biology

Clark Students Conducting Research on a Rocky Shore Graduate Student Directory

Graduate Student Directory

Doctoral Students 2017-18

Allan Carrillo-Baltodano
acarrillobaltodano@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Biology, University of Costa Rica
Research interests: development of marine invertebrates
Recent or current project: Comparative neural development in annelids,
evolution of early neural specification

Advisor: Néva Meyer

Katherine Chacon-Vargas
kchaconvargas@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Biology, Universidad del Quindío
Recent or current project: Conservation genetics of Ceoxylon quindiuense in the largest wild population of Colombia and selected neighboring ex situ collections
Advisor: John Gibbons

Emily Dart
edart@clarku.edu
Office: 350 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Biology, University of Utah
Recent or current projects: Using cyanobacteria and cyanophages as a model system to study virus-host dynamics.
Advisor: Nathan Ahlgren

Amy Cheu
acheu@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
Website: http://www.basiliskos.com
B.S., Biology, University of California, Riverside
Research interests: Functional morphology, biomechanics, and muscle physiology
Recent or current project: Complex form and function relationships in whole organism performance
Advisor: Philip Bergmann

Jamie Fitzgerald
jafitzgerald@clarku.edu
B.S., Zoology, SUNY Oswego
Research interests: ecology and behavior
Recent or current project: Vertical habitat stratification in two forest dwelling mosquito species, Ochlerotatus triseriatus and Ochlerotatus hendersoni
Advisor: Todd Livdahl

Mandy Gaudreau
mgaudreau@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
Recent or current project: Predicting spatial and temporal distributions of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the northeastern United States using species distribution modeling
Advisor: Todd Livdahl

Melissa Graham
megraham@clarku.edu
Office: 255 Lasry Biosciences
Website: https://magraham.weebly.com/
B.S., Biology & Psychology, Canisius College
M.S., Adolescence Education, Canisius College
Research interests: animal behavior, evolution, endocrinology
Recent or current project: Evolution of the maternal stress response and offspring phenotypes
Advisor: Susan Foster

Eun-Mi Jeong
EJeong@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Life Science, Konju National University
M.S., Cancer Biology, Seoul National University
Research interests: nuclear envelope proteins
Advisor: Denis Larochelle

Daniel Klonaros
dklonaros@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
Recent or current project: Cis-regulatory module architecture in drosophilids
Advisor: Rob Drewell

Alicia Knudson
aknudson@clarku.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aliciagknudson/
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Botany, University of Wisconsin, Plattesville
M.S., Plant Biology , University of Minnesota
Research interests: systematics and developmental biology of fungi
Recent or current project: Fruiting body plasticity in Lentinus tigirinis and light signaling pathways in Agaricomycetes
Advisor: David Hibbett

Xiaoli Mo
XiMo@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Biological Science, Nanjing Normal University
Research interests: developmental biology and epigenetics
Advisor: Rob Drewell

Gen Morinaga
GMorinaga@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Research interests: evolutionary biology, evolution of form and function
Recent or current project: Investigating the evolution of snake-like body shape in lizards
Advisor: Philip Bergmann

Chitra Naidu
CNaidu@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Bioscience
B.S., Biotechnology, Bharati Vidyapeeth
M.S., Bioscience, University of Leeds
Research interests: genetics and epigenetics
Recent or current project: In vivo identification of small molecule inhibitors of PLC-gamma
Advisor: Justin Thackeray

Sean Patev
SPatev@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S., Plant Pathology, Cornell UniversityPlant
Research interests: plant pathology and plant-degrading fungi
Advisor: David Hibbett

Dale Stevens
DalStevens@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
BS Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Advisors: Susan Foster and John Baker

Abhinav Sur
asur@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
M.S. Biology, National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Research interests: evolution, development, genetics.
Recent or current project: Spatiotemporal expression pattern of neurogenic homologs reveals a possible role in the annelid, Capitella teleta.
Advisor: Néva Meyer

Anika Wohlleben
AWohlleben@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
BSci, University of Meunster
MSci, University of Meunster
Research interests: stickleback parasites, ecology and evolution
Advisors: Susan Foster and John Baker

Shu Zhao
ShZhao@clarku.edu
Office: 340 Lasry Biosciences
B.S., Beijing Forestry University
M.S., Beijing Forestry University
Research interests: Fungal genome and computational biology
Advisor: John Gibbons

5th Year Accelerated Masters Students 2017-18

Beidak, Nathan
nbiedak@clarku.edu
Advisor: John Baker

Bracket, Amanda
abracket@clarku.edu
Advisor: Dominic Kulakowski

Farrington, Stefanie
sfarrington@clarku.edu
Advisor: John Gibbons

Kelly, Gina
gkelley@clarku.edu
Advisor: Justin Thackeray

Keough, James
jkeough@clarku.edu
Advisor: John Baker

Ogisu, Emilie
eogisu@clarku.edu
Advisor: Don Spratt

Orlomoski, Rachel
rorlomoski@clarku.edu
Advisor: Robert Drewell

Parker, Sarah
saparker@clarku.edu
Advisor: Robert Drewell

Specian, Natalya
nspecian@clarku.edu
Advisor: John Gibbons

Watts, Rose
rwatts@clarku.edu
Advisor: John Baker

Wilbur, Justin
jwilbur@clarku.edu
Advisor: Justin Thackeray