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

Erin Bucci

Erin Ambrose
B.S. Environmental Science, Northeastern University (2016)

Advisor: Rachel Lasley-Rasher
Thesis topic: Zooplankton ecology
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

Mariah Farrell

Mariah Farrell
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2017)

Advisor: Michaela Reagan
Thesis topic: Fatty acid binding protein family members in multiple myeloma

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

Jackie Gerrity

Jacqueline Garrity
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2014)

Advisor: Ken Weber
Thesis topic: Changes in large populations of Drosophila melanogaster after prolonged, artificial selection

Megan Greenwood

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

Advisor: Terry Theodose
Thesis topic: Behavioral and developmental responses of insects to plant-derived compounds

 Sharon Mann

Sharon Mann
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2018)

Advisor: Karen Wilson
Thesis topic: Reproductive strategies of invasive aquatic plants in Maine

Henry Masters

Henry Masters
B.S. Biology, University of Alaska Southeast (2016)

Advisor: Chris Maher
Thesis topic: Behavioral responses to olfactory cues in Maine meso-carnivores

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

Grace Relihan
B.S. Psychobiology, Wheaton College (2012)

Advisor: Jeff Walker
Thesis topic: Bird morphology and migratory patterns

Tristan Taber

Tristan Taber
B.L.A. Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University (2010)

Advisor: Theresa Theodose
Thesis topic: Environmental factors contributing to shifting plant community composition in estuarine and riparian systems

Meg Thurrell

Meg Thurrell
B.S. Biology, University of Southern Maine (2015)

Advisor: Karen Wilson
Thesis topic: Anadromous fish and dams in New England

 Carol Titterton

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

Advisor: Ken Weber
Thesis topic: TBA

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

Advisor: Terry Theodose
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.