Department of Biological Sciences

Current graduate students

 

Sam Albright

Sam Albright
B.Sc. Geology, Acadia University (2010)

Advisor: Karen Wilson
Thesis topic: Vocalizations and foraging habitat of Leach's Storm-Petrels in the Gulf of Maine

Matt Brewer

Matt Brewer
B.S. Wildlife Ecology with a concentration in Fisheries, University of Maine (2019)

Advisor: Karen Wilson
Thesis topic: Post dam removal monitoring of marine-freshwater food web linkages using stable isotopes

Rachel Cray 

Rachel Cray
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2019)

Advisor: Ike Levine
Thesis topic: The role of oxidative stress within the astaxanthin biosynthesis pathway of Haematococcus pluvialis

Erica Ferrelli

Erica Ferrelli
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2018)

Advisor: Rachel Lasley-Rasher
Thesis topic: Ideal environmental conditions for molting in Carcinus maenus

Bethany Fortier 

Bethany Fortier
B.S. Biology, University of Maine (1993)

Advisor: Lucy Liaw
Thesis topic: Effects of methionine restriction on the metabolic phenotype and mitochondrial bioenergetics of perivascular adipose tissue

Megan Greenwood

Megan Greenwood
B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies - Humanities, Northern Arizona University (2015)

Advisor: Joe Staples
Thesis topic: Behavioral and developmental responses of insects to plant-derived compounds

Kevin McGann
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2020)

Advisor: Rachel Lasley-Rasher
Thesis topic: Drivers of zooplankton dynamics in Maine estuaries

Nate Melo 

Nate Melo
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2019)

Advisor: Ken Weber
Thesis topic: Chromophoric influence on phototaxis in long term selected Drosophila melanogaster

Matthew Oberholtzer

Matt Oberholtzer
B.S. Biochemistry, University of Maine (2018)

Advisor: Catherine Miller
Thesis topic: Zika virus attachment and entry into human macrophages

 Carol Titterton

Carol Titterton
B.S. Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University (1983)

Advisor: Ken Weber
Thesis topic: TBA

Laura Verdi

Laura Verdi
B.S. Neuroscience, Western New England University (2017)

Advisor: Doug Currie
Thesis topic: Effects of arsenic on neurodevelopment using Drosophila as a model system

Maggie Welch
B.S. Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine (2015)

Advisor: Joe Staples
Thesis topic: Effects of sublethal permethrin exposure on larval Culex pipiens behavioral response to conspecific alarm cues

 

More information about past graduate student research, including publications and theses, can be found here.