My outreach to date consists primarily of mentoring.
- Evan Johnson, senior biology major at Kalamazoo College. Evan has been working with our
lab for over a year now, and has become a pro at isolating and identifying local algae. He is currently conducting competition experiments between
experimentally evolved strains of T. pseudonana, and will write up the results for his Senior Independent Project.
- Carolyn Hamman is a recent graduate of Kalamazoo Mathematics and
Science Center, and has just matriculated at the University of Miami. Over the past two years,
Carolyn has been instrumental in the development of methods for culturing T. pseudonana, and for conducting temperature- and nitrogen-dependent
growth assays on our thermal selection lines. We wish her the best of luck at her new university!
- Farhana Haque, REU
and recent graduate of U. Texas, Austin (biochemistry). Farhana's research focused on the evolution of cell size in Thalassiosira pseudonana
as a mechanism of thermal adaptation. Farhana was also involved in algal biofuels research in our lab, under the guidance of PhD
candidate Jakob Nalley.
- Connie High, RET and high school
science teacher at Delton-Kellogg High School. Connie has been an RET in our lab for several years, and has participated in a variety of research projects.
During the summer of 2014, she was responsible for processing and documenting abundance and biodiversity of Lake Baikal phytoplankton samples
from temperature and nutrient manipulation experiments conducted at Lake Baikal in 2013.
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