Katherine Gleason

M.S. Candidate

Katherine Gleason

CONTACT
114 Long Hall, Box 340315
Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0315
Phone: (864) 656-5070
FAX: (864) 656-5069
E-mail: kgleaso@g.clemson.edu
ADVISOR
Peter H. Adler, Ph.D.
AREAS OF INTEREST
My thesis research focuses on black flies that interact with endangered whooping cranes, particularly the species Simulium johannseni and closely related species. These flies may contribute to high levels of nest abandonment in whooping cranes, so understanding the extent of their impact on the cranes will provide valuable information for conservation. My research involves morphological, cytological, and behavioral analysis of the flies. Overall, I am interested in behavioral genetics, especially as it relates to intelligence, learning, and "personality", particularly in cephalopod mollusks.

 

EDUCATION
B.S. (2010) Zoology, Minor in Genetics. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
PREVIOUS RESEARCH
Evolutionary history has not fixed behavioral differences in guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Poster presentation at the NCSU Spring 2010 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Work completed under direction of Dr. James F. Gilliam at NC State.

History of predation hazard influences nocturnal feeding of guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Poster presentation at the NCSU Spring 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium. Work completed under direction of Dr. James F. Gilliam at NC State, with assistance from Samantha Frady and Dr. Bradley Lamphere.

Age-related changes in Schwann cell structure at the neuromuscular junction of mice.
Poster presentation at the NCSU Summer 2006 Undergraduate Research Symposiuim. Work completed under direction of Dr. Jane L. Lubischer at NC State as part of the HHMI RISE research program for incoming freshmen.