MS 1st year
My interests pertain to the health and immunology of marine organisms. More specifically, I am curious about how environmental factors influence organismal health and how to use molecular tools to understand such concepts. Throughout my master's I am planning on building my skill set to include transcriptomics, comparative genomics, and bioinformatics.
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University
M.S in Comparative Health Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
B.S in Marine Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Honors thesis: Development of wound healing in echinoderm embryos
Research Experience for Undergraduates – Mote Marine Laboratory; Discovering new antibiotics from environmental bacteria; PI: Andrea Tarnecki
Field Work – Assisting Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge with long-term ecological monitoring of Europe’s first marine reserve: Lough Hyne, Ireland.
F 2018 - S 2019
Student Research Assistant – Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. Wound Healing in Echinoderms; Transgenesis
PI: Dr. George von Dassow
Research Project – First reports of Emplectonema neesii, Prosorhochmus claparedii (both Nemertea: Hoplonemertea), and Lineus clandestinus (Nemertea: Heteronemertea) in Lough Hyne, Ireland; Assisting Dr. Cynthia Trowbridge with DNA barcoding of Nemertean worms within Europe’s first marine reserve.
Molecular/ Microbiology Work
DNA isolation and purification
Editing sequences in Geneious
BLAST sequences against GenBank