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research

western lowland gorilla leslie and big brother monroe
san diego zoo, 2018
 
Hover to see one of several anticipatory behaviors we studied

San Diego Zoo

Anticipatory Behavior in Male Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)​

Skills:

- Project design

- Behavioral observations (BORIS and ZooMonitor)

- Data analysis (Excel, R)

- Scientific writing

- Glucocorticoid fecal analysis

 

 
Endocast (green) of a dolphin fetus skull (purple)

Senior Thesis

Morphometric Analysis of an Ontogenetic Series of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Cranial Endocasts

Skills:

- Scientific writing

- Literature review

- Data analysis

- 3D Modeling (Avizo)

- Project and method design

 

Duke Lemur Center

Determining the genetic basis for color vision in ruffed lemurs​ using the SMARTA touchscreen testing apparatus

Skills:

- Behavioral observations 

- Data collection ​

- Database management

 

Red ruffed lemur engaging with the SMARTA device
 

Gluck Equine Research Center

Diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal parasites of horses and drug resistance​

Skills:

- Coproculture

- Fecal analysis

- Parasite identification

Handling a foal in preparation for future sampling
 
Experiment exposing oil to sunlight to understand the photochemical changes in microbial production

University of West Florida

Pollution diagnostics and bioremidiation techniques related to the microbiota affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Skills:

- DNA extraction

- PCR & Cloning

- Bioluminescence assays

- Bioinformatics

International Congress on photobiology – 16th:
Photochemical and pyrogenic changes in Deepwater Horizon Oils and their effects on marine microbial production
Jeffrey, W.H.; Morrison, T.; Vaughan, P.P.; Ederington- Hagy, M.; Snyder, R.A.; Cleveland, S.; McKenna, A.M.; Chen, H.; Rogers, R.P.