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Biology Graduate Students
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Sultan AreshiGraduate Student - McNeely's LabSCI 275Email: email@example.com
Christopher BradyGraduate Student - O'Connell's LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently measuring the owl species richness and abundance on TNWR using autonomous digital recorders in non-commercially thinned treatment areas.
Josh ChastekGraduate Student - Herr's LabSCI 237Email: email@example.com
Carolyn ConnellyGrraduate Student - McNeely's LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaeli DavenportGraduate Student - Spruell, J Matos, Herr LabsSCI 190Email: email@example.com
Derek EntzGraduate Student - O'Connell, Brown LabsSCI 272Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I received my BA in Environmental Science from Simpson College, Iowa in 2014. While at Simpson College, during summers, I worked for the Pend Oreille Public Utility District where most of my work was focused on stream restoration for native trout species; specifically, Bull (Salvelinus confluentus) and Westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi). Currently I am pursuing my Master's in Biology at Eastern Washington University.
Savannah GarciaGraduate Student - Castillo's LabSCI 291Email: email@example.com
Samuel GunselmanGraduate Student - Spruell's LabSCI 190Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily HendrixGraduate Student - L Matos' LabSCI 293Email: email@example.com
I have just graduated with a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Molecular Biotechnology and a minor in Chemistry at Eastern Washington University. I am continuing my scholarly and professional relationships through Molecular Biology graduate studies at EWU. I am extremely interested in viral genome studies, hoping to work in biodefense with BSL 3&4 organisms.
Amy Joy HessGraduate Student - O'Quinn's LabSCI 242Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantilly HigbeeGraduate Student - J. Matos' LabSCI 240Email: email@example.com
My research interests are in aquatic toxicology. I am interested in the relationships between environmental contaminants and invertebrate physiology, and in the use of invertebrates as biomonitors in impacted ecosystems. My thesis research involves studying the patterns of amphipod (Hyalella azteca) abundance and metal burden in the contaminated Coeur d'Alene (CdA) chain lakes and testing the stress and tolerance of CdA amphipods to trace metal and thermal stresses.
Sarah HindleGraduate Student - McNeely's LabSCI 275Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Sarah Hindle. Im originally from Brooklyn, New York, and then moved to Syracuse. There, I got my bachelor's degree in Aquatics and Fisheries Science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. I am also a SEA Semester alum.
Currently, I am a Masters student with Dr. Camille McNeely, where I study larval recruitment of white sturgeon in Lake Roosevelt, WA.
Shelby HunterGraduate Student - O'Connell's LabSCI 272Email: email@example.com
"I received my B.S. in Biology focusing on wildlife management from Eastern Washington University in 2016. I was an intern for SCA at the TNWR in the summer of 2016 where I surveyed several hundred invasive plant species evaluating the efficacy of past treatments and applied treatments where needed. My main interests are in ornithology and envision a research project that focuses on winter cavity nesting birds and their flocking behavior."
Wendall KaneGraduate Student - Bastow's LabSCI 235Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor KirbyGraduate Student - Ochoa Reparaz's LabSCI 289Email: email@example.com
My name is Trevor Kirby and I am originally from Chicago, Illinois. I started my Biology career as a Naturalist at the Brookfield Zoo where I was fortunate to have gained experience working on the social behavior of bats. During my academic career I also helped with faculty research in various areas. I was given the wonderful opportunities to work on the JAK/STAT cellular signaling pathways and its implications involving fetal alcohol syndrome development. While in Chicago my most impactful research experience was at Loyola University in the Stritch School of Medicine; I aided doctoral students as well as post docs in various aspects of their research on TRIM-5α and its implications towards HIV.
Ultimately, I hope to hone my research abilities while advancing my education at EWU. I hope to not only help advance our scientific understanding of the natural world but also to represent the LGBTQ community and to promote social respect for my fellow community members.
Olivia MorganGraduate Student - Brown's LabSCI 245Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia graduated from the University of Rochester in 2013 with a BS in Ecology and spent two years at StreamTeam in Vancouver, WA working on riparian restoration plantings. She is excited to continue working with riparian vegetation in the Brown lab.
Henry PriceGraduate Student - McNeely's LabSCI 275Email: email@example.com
Chelan RogersGraduate Student - Black labEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I received my BS in Biology from Utah State University in 2013. My previous research experience includes working with insect biocontrol in both agricultural and non-agricultural settings, invasive species of lady bird beetles, and vegetation surveys to monitor bee habitat. I am primarily interested in evolutionary ecology, particularly in invertebrate systems. My thesis project involves phenotypic plasticity of Daphnia pulex in multi-predator systems. Specifically, I am interested in applying the well-studied phenomenon of necktooth induction via Chaoborus kairomone into an ecological context.
Robert ShadixGraduate Student - Magori's LabSCI 272Email: email@example.com
Steven SmithGraduate Student - L Matos' LabSCI 293
Cody ThomasGraduate Student - Brown's LabSCI 245
My name is Cody Thomas. I graduated from EWU in 2016. Over the last few years I have been lucky enough to work as an undergraduate research assistant in Dr. Brown's lab, as well as pursue my own research project at TNWR. As a graduate student, my research involves studying the effects of large-scale dam removal on riparian vegetation on the Elwha River.
Morgan ThomasGraduate Student - Castillo, Daberkow, Matos' LabSCI 291Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I completed my BS degree in Physiology at the University of Washington in 2013. After working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle for two years I returned home to eastern Washington to pursue my Masters of Science in Biology here at EWU. I am working in Dr. Daberkow's lab studying effects of treatment for PTSD and related treatments on reward seeking behavior and dopamine signaling.
Shawna WarehimeGraduate Student - Spruell and McNeely's LabSCI 190Email: email@example.com
Bryan WitteGraduate Student - Spruell's LabSCI 190Email: firstname.lastname@example.org