Former Lab Members

Gretchen Bielmyer, Ph.D.
2003-2005
Metal toxicity in marine and freshwater organisms
Currently: Associate Professor, Valdosta State University (http://www.valdosta.edu)

Adam Obaza
2005-2006
Effects of arsenic on the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis
Graduate Student, Florida International University

Bob Gerdes, M.S.
2004-2009
Effects of arsenic and lead on aquatic organisms
Research Assistant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, New York

Jon Blanchard, Ph.D.
2003-2009
Effects of copper on Fundulus heteroclitus under varying salinities
High School Teacher, Holyoke Public Schools

Josi Taylor, Ph.D.
2004-2009
Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish
PDF, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Giovanna Sattin, Ph.D.
2009
Molecular evolution of carbonic anhydrase
Educatore Cinofilio

Cameron Williams
2008-2009
Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish
Graduate Student, University of Charleston

Sue Ebanks, Ph.D
2005-2010
Ecophysiology of freshwater pulmonate snails
Assistant Professor, Savannah State University

Janet Genz, Ph.D.
2006-2010
Intestinal bicarbonate secretion in marine teleost fish
Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia

Sam Guffey
2010-2011
Role of intestinal proton pump in marine teleost osmoregulation
Laboratory Manager, Purdue University

Cheryl Chan, M.S.
2008-2011
Acute copper toxicity in fish and invertebrates across salinity gradients

Andrew Esbaugh, Ph.D.
2009-2012
Validation of the lead biotic ligand model
Assistant Professor, University of Texas, UTMSI

Kevin Brix, Ph.D.
2008-2012
Evolutionary physiology of pupfish and environmental toxicology
Environmental Consultant

Amanda Kasper
2009-2010
Effects of total dissolved solids on Arctic grayling embryos
Veterinary Physician at Tierklinik Parndorf, Austria

Kat Munley
2010-2013
Aquatic toxicology of Pb to freshwater snails
Ph.D. Student, Louisiana State University

Jenny Panlilio
2011-2013
Respiratory physiology of freshwater snails
Ph.D. Student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nafis Narsinghani
2012-2013
CaCO3 production and excretion in Gulf toadfish
Agency Coordinator and Merchandising Manager at ST8MNT Brand Agency

Charlotte Bodinier, Ph.D.
2012-2013
Developmental physiology of pelagic fishes and acute effects of crude oil to early life stage pelagic fish
Scientist Manager, HSE, Sanofi-Adventis, Paris, France

Mariana Capparelli, Ph.D.
2013-2014
Mechanisms of copper toxicity, accumulation and tissue distribution in the fiddler crab, Uca rapax

Jessie Wingar

2014-2015
CaCO3 production and excretion in Gulf toadfish
Graduate Student, University of New England

Theresa Mackey
2014-2015
CaCO3 production and excretion in Gulf toadfish
Behavior and Technology Intern, Disney

Zongli Yao, Ph.D.
2014-2015
Role of specific gill transporters in the osmoregulatory response of the Gulf toadfish to hypersalinity
Associate Professor, East China Sea Fisheries Research Institute Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, Shanghai, China

Ilan Ruhr, Ph.D.
2011-2016
Regulatory effects of the guanylin peptides on the intestinal physiology of the Gulf toadfish
Research Associate, The University of Manchester

Edward Mager, Ph.D.
2010-2016
Oil work on swim of different life stages of Mahi-mahi and molecular expression of Aplysia neurological system
Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Aalekhya Reddam
2015-2016
Hypersalinity effects on calcium carbonate precipitation in the Gulf toadfish intestine. Oil work on cardiac activity in Mahi mahi
Graduate Student, University of California Riverside

Kevin Schauer, Ph.D.
2013-2017
Osmoregulation in teleost fish. Characterization and production of CaCO3 in Gulf toadfish
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin Madison

Georgina Cox, Ph.D.
2015-2018 
Impacts of oil exposure on cardiac performance in marine fish
Postdoctoral Researcher, Guelph University, Ontario, Canada 

Alexander Little, Ph.D.
2016-2017
Metabolic cost of osmoregulation in marine fish
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Barbara 

Conrad Casente, B.S.
2016-2017
Research assistant 
High school teacher

John Stieglitz, Ph.D.
2014-2017
Culture of marine pelagic fish, Impacts of oil exposure on mahi 
Research Assistant Professor, RSMAS, University of Miami, Florida

Katherine Kaiser
May 2018 - May 2019 through Miami Dade Bridge Program
Osmorespiratory compromise in toadfish 
Undergraduate program, John Hopkins University