Graduate Student Assistants

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 


 

Louis Ambrosio

 

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Dr. Antonio Baeza


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Joseph Angelonio

 
 

Email: jangelo@clemson.edu

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Dr. Min Cao


Masters, Microbiology

 
 

Evan Apanovitch

 

Email: eapanov@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Climate change on amphibian disease response. 

Prior Education: B.S. in Biology,     Fairfield University

Hometown: Middlebury, CT

Advisor:

Dr. Mike Sears


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences    

 
 

 Sarah Au

 
 

Email: sau@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  -

Prior Education: University of Maryland, BS: Environmental Science and Policy (focus: Restoration and Management)      

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

David Buckley

 

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Dr. Xiuping Jiang


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 

 Jenifer Bunty

 
 

Email: jmorto2@clemson.edu

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Dr. David Tonkyn


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

Michael Carlo

 

Email: mcarlo@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Thermal Ecology

Previous Education: Piedmont Virginia Community College, AS: Physical and Natural Sciences; University of Mary Washington, BS: Biological Sciences

Hometown: Stafford, VA

Advisor:

Dr. Mike Sears


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Vratika Chaudhary

 
 

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Dr. David Tonkyn


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 

 

Zhao (Jack) Chen

 

Email: zchen5@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Food Microbiology

Previous Education: Shandong Agricultural University, China, BE: Bioengineering; Shandong Agricultural University, China, MS: Microbiology

Hometown: Shandong, China

Advisor:

Dr. Xiuping Jiang


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

 Jason Coral

 
 

Email: jcoral@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  Fate of Photoactive Titanium Dioxide in Aquatic Environments

Previous Education: West Virginia University, BS: Chemistry           

Hometown: West Chester, PA

Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program,
Environmental Toxicology

 
 

Kelly Diamond

 

Email: kmdiamo@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Effects of water velocity on predator-prey interactions

Previous Education: University of Central Florida, B.S., Biology

Hometown: Orlando, Florida

Advisor:

Dr. Rick Blob


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Hui Ding

 
 

Email: ding4@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  Functional Genomics

Previous Education: M.S. in Environmental Engineering at Peking University

Hometown: Shandong, China

Advisor:

Dr. Chin-fu Chen


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

Ian Edhlund

 

Email: iedhlun@clemson.edu

Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

 Elizabeth Falwell

 
 

Email: efalwel@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Immune Driven Cellular Biomineralization in Oysters

Previous Education: B. S., Biol;  B. A., history;  Virginia Tech, 2002.  M.S., Biology (Concentration:  Immunology), Virginia Tech, 2005

Hometown: Goode, VA

Advisor:

Dr. Andrew Mount


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

Brett Frye

 

Email: bfrye@g.clemson.edu

Research Focus: Tamarin reproductive biology and behavior

Previous Education: B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biology Emory & Henry College; M.S. WinthropUniversity

Hometown: Saltville, VA

Advisor:

Dr. Lisa Rapaport


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Chao Gong

 
 

Email: chaog@g.clemson.edu

Research Focus: Food Microbiology

Advisor: Dr. Xiuping Jiang

Previous Education: M.S. Clemson University, Food Science;  B.E. Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Bioengineering

Hometown: Beijing, China

Advisor:

Dr. Xiuping Jiang


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

Holland (Holly) Hendrick

 

Email: hollanh@clemson.edu

Advisor:

Dr. Lesly Temesvari


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

 Kelly Hogan

 
 

Email: hogan2@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Poeciliid Behavior

Previous Education: University of Illinois, B.S.: Integrative Biology & Environmental Science

Hometown: Orono, MN

Advisor:

Dr. Margaret Ptacek


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

Haley Houke

 

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Dr. Charles Rice


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Katherine Johnson

 
 

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Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

Jason Joines

 

Email: joines@clemson.edu

Dr. Saara DeWalt

Advisor:

Dr. Saara DeWalt


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Kathleen Jwanowski

 
 

Email: kjwanow@clemson.edu

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Advisor: Dr. Tamara McNealy

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Advisor:

Dr. Tamara McNealy


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 

Andrew Kardohely

 

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Dr. Bill Baldwin


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Sukhpreet Kaur

 
 

Email: sukhprk@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Environmental Microbiology

Previous Education: Masters in Microbiology

Hometown: Punjab, India

Advisor:

Dr. Harry Kurtz


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

Miranda Klees

 

Email: mklees@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Anti-pathogenic effects of nutraceuticals using the model organism C. elegans

Previous Education: B.A. with an emphasis in Biology from Coker College

Hometown: Murrells Inlet, SC

Advisor:

Dr. Min Cao


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

 Shuzhen Kuang

 
 

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Advisor:

Dr. Chin-Fu. Chen


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

Ramiya Kumar

 

Email: ramiyak@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Bill Baldwin


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 

 Jean Lim

 
 

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Dr. Barbara Campbell


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 

Erica Linard

 

Email: linard@clemson.edu

Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

 Jui Liu

 
 

Email: juitunl@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Environmental Toxicology

Previous Education: M.S. in Bioenvironmental engineering, National Taiwan University    

Hometown: Taiwan

Advisor:

Dr. Lisa Bain


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

Charles Mansfield

 

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Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 

 Alyssa Margiotta

 
 

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Dr. Charles Rice/ Dr. Peter Van Den Hurk


Masters Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Ariane Martin

 
 

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Dr. Mike Henson/ Dr. Tamara McNealy


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Christopher Mayerl

 
 

Email: cmayerl@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Functional morphology and ecology of reptiles and amphibians

Previous Education: MS in Biology with a specialization in Herpetology, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (2013). BS in Zoology, Humboldt State University (2011)

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Advisor:

Dr. Rick Blob


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Christopher McCoy

 
 

Email: cmccoy2@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Lisa Bain


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Anna Lee Mcleod

 
 

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Dr. Steve Klaine


Masters Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Kristine Moody

 
 

Email: knmoody@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Plasticity, selection, and divergence in Hawaiian goby fishes.

Previous Education: B.S. University of Florida Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL

Advisor:

Dr. Margaret Ptacek


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Mary Morton

 
 

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Dr. David Feliciano


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Ojas Natarajan

 
 

Email: onatara@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Aging and Longevity

Previous Education: Masters in Microbiology, University of Mumbai            

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Advisor:

Dr. Yuqing Dong


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Kim Newton

 
 

Email:  kimn@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Environmental Toxicology

Previous Education: Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia; University of Havana, Cuba; Clemson University, SC.  

Hometown: Castria, St. Lucia

Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Rony Orobio-Hurtado

 
 

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Dr. Tamara McNealy


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Allison Palmer

 
 

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Dr. Tamara McNealy


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Daniel Pederson

 
 

Email: pederso@clemson.edu

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Advisor: 

Dr. Min Cao


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Richard Pepple

 
 

Email: rtpeppl@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Tom Hughes


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Yash Raval

 
 

Email: yashr@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Interaction of Bio-functionalized Nanomaterials with Microbial Pathogens

Previous Education: B.S. in Biosciences, India (2008); M.S. in Biosciences (Specialization in Biotechnology), India (2010)

Hometown: Ahmedabad, India

Advisor:

Dr. Jeremy Tzeng


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Eric Riddell

 
 

Email: riddell@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Physiological ecology, global change ecology, acclimation and adaptation

Previous Education: BS Sewanee: University of the South               

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Advisor:

Dr. Mike Sears


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Michelle Rock

 
 

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Dr. Lesly Temesvari


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

Maria Rodgers

 
 

Email: mlrodge@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  Elasmobranch Immunotoxicology

Previous Education:B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami

Hometown: Blairsville, PA

Advisor:

Dr. Charles Rice


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Sergio Rojas

 
 

Email: mlrodge@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  Elasmobranch Immunotoxicology

Previous Education:B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami

Hometown: Blairsville, PA

Advisor:

Dr. Saara DeWalt/Dr. Peter Marko


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Maryam Saffarian

 
 

Email: ssaffa@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Jeremy Tzeng


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Christie Sampson

 
 

Email: sampso2@clemson.edu

Research Focus:  Effects of Fire on Asian Elephant Populations in Udawalawe National Park, Sri Lanka

Previous Education:B.S. in Biosystems Engineering and B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University   

Hometown: Clarkston, MI

Advisor:

Dr. David Tonkyn


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Kylie Smith

 
 

Email: kylie4@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Behavioral Ecology of Marine Organisms

Previous Education:B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder               

Hometown: Fraser, Colorado

Advisor:

Dr. Michael Childress


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Lauren Stoczynski

 
 

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Dr. Steve Klaine


Masters Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Lauren Sweet

 
 

Email: lesweet@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Effects of antidepressants on fish brain chemistry and behavior

Previous Education:
B.S. Environmental Science, University of Florida Hometown: Stuart, FL

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Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Dana Szymkowicz

 
 

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Advisor:

Dr. Lisa Bain


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Harrison Taylor

 
 

Email: hbtaylo@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Microbial Ecology

Previous Education: B.S. in Biology, Francis Marion University; M.S. in Microbiology, Clemson University         

Hometown: Florence, SC

Advisor:

Dr. Harry Kurtz


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Ashlee Tietje

 
 

Email: atietje@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Cancer Treatment & Prevention

Previous Education: B.S. in Biology Education, Southern Wesleyan University, 2006

Hometown: Denver, NC

Advisor:

Dr. Charlie Wei


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Marco Valera

 
 

Email: mvalera@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Expression rate of novel nitrate pathway in N. profundicola

Previous Education: B.S. in Biochemistry, North Carolina State University  

Hometown: Wilson, NC

Advisor:

Dr. Barbara Campbell


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

Nattasha Vinas

 
 

Email: nvinas@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Microbial activity in marine environments

Previous Education: B.S. Biology - Illinois Institute of Technology       

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Advisor:

Dr. Barbara Campbell


Masters Program, Microbiology

 
 
 

 Xiaoxia Wang

 
 

Email: xiaoxi2@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Yuqing Dong


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Austin Wray

 
 

Email: awray@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Steve Klaine


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 David Wyker

 
 

Email: dwyker@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Peter Van Den Hurk


Ph.D. Program, Environmental Toxicology

 
 
 

 Xi Yang

 
 

Email: xiy@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Human cancer immunotherapy

Previous Education: Nanjing Medical University, College of Pharmacy          

Hometown: Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Advisor:

Dr. Charlie Wei


Masters Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Vanessa Young

 
 

Email: vkhilli@clemson.edu

Research Focus: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics of Turtles

Previous Education: B.S. Erskine College; M.S. University of Arkansas - Little Rock    

Hometown: Washington, PA

Advisor:

Dr. Rick Blob


Ph.D. Program, Biological Sciences

 
 
 

 Yubo Zhang

 
 

Email: yzhang8@clemson.edu

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Advisor:

Dr. Annel Greene


Ph.D. Program, Microbiology