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Student Profiles 2013-2014

StudentThesis TopicMajor Advisor
Rebecca Balazs Lori Schwacke
Melissa Bernhard

Effects of PPARγ/RXRα Signaling on Sex Determination in the American Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis

Satomi Kohno

Hannah Bouchillon Pat Fair
Catherine Bridges The Cloning and Characterization of GFP-like Proteins from the Abnormally Pink Pigmented Tissues ofPorites lobata Sylvia Galloway
David Coles Dusk Transition in Sub-Tropical Reef Fish Communities off of North and South Carolina Marcel Reichert
Callie Crawford Linking Molecular and Morphological Relationships in the Chondrichthyan Tree of Life Gavin Naylor
Hayley DeHart Gavin Naylor
Alyssa Demko Phylogenetic and Latitudinal Patterns in Seaweed Palatability toward Generalist Marine Herbivores Erik Sotka
Becca Derex The Role of Hydrogen Sulfide as a Signaling Molecule in the Hypoxia Response of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic Blue Crab Karen Burnett
Sarah Doty Feeding Ecology of Invasive Lionfish in Biscayne National Park, Florida Gorka Sancho
Drew Duckett Gavin Naylor
Liz Duermit Stone Crab (Menippe spp.) Demographics in the Atlantic Coast Hybrid Zone and the Effect of Claw Removal on Mortality, Feeding Ability, and Growth Dara Wilber
Bobby Edman Gorka Sancho
Robin Frede Mike Denson
Kelly Fridey Fran Van Dolah
Janessy Frometa Peter Etnoyer
Courtney Gerstenmaier Community and Ecosystem Level Effects of Intraspecific Genetic Diversity: A Case Study Examining the Invasive Seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla Erik Sotka
Zaida Hager Marcel Reichert
Whitney Heuring Melissa Hughes
Janelle Johnson Amy Fowler
Sharleen Johnson Optimization and Validation of a Bioenergetics Model to Evaluate Habitat Suitability and Utilization for Coastal Striped Bass in the Southeastern United States Tanya Darden
Nicole Kollars The Evolutionary Ecology of the Non-Native Seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla and its Association with the Native Decorator Polychaete Diopatra cuprea Erik Sotka
Mark Lehtonen Lou Burnett
Dominique Maldonado The Influence of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on the Occurrences and Physiological Responses of Harmful Algal Bloom Species: Case Study of the Charleston Harbor and Winyah Bay Estuaries, South Carolina Dianne Greenfield
Andrea Margiotta Can Rugosity be Used as a Management Tool to Reliably Characterize Oyster Habitat Vertical Complexity in South Carolina? Dara Wilber
Nicole McNabb Satomi Kohno
Chris Mealey Mike Denson
Megan Meek Growth Dynamics of Co-occurring Karenia Species in Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Blooms Fran Van Dolah
Bec Mortensen Development of a Novel Genetic Tool for Rapid Identification of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Eggs Dianne Greenfield
Michelle Reed The Influence of Macronutrient Form on Spatial and Seasonal Variability of Phytoplankton Community Composition in Coastal South Carolina Waters Dianne Greenfield
Nicole Schanke Photoprotective Ability of the Antarctic Diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus in Response to Ultraviolet Radiation Jack DiTullio 
Wiley Sinkus Virginia Shervette
Meredith Smylie Patterns of Mercury Uptake with Respect to Life History, Diet, Environment, and Health of the Estuarine Predator Longnose Gar, Lepisosteus osseus Virginia Shervette
Jessica Snyder Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation on Biogenic Sulfur in the Sea-Ice Diatom, Fragilariopsis Cylindrus Jack DiTullio
Sarah Song The Effects of a Sub-Lethal Injection of the Bacterium Vibrio campbelli on Metabolism in the Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus setiferus and Litopenaeus vannamei During Sustained Exercise Lou Burnett
Claire Stegman Andy Shedlock
A.J. Turner Oviposition Site Preference in Scyliorhinid Shark Species Peter Etnoyer
Liz Vinyard Wally Bubley
Jason Wang Oxygen Binding Properties of Purified Hemocyanin Oligomers in Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus vannamei and Farfantepenaeus aztecus Karen Burnett
Ann Wassick Lou Burnett
Hope Wertz   John Weinstein