Projects and Publications





Project Title         


Aubrey Anthony College of Charleston Allison Welch (CofC) Exploring the Ecological Impacts of Freshwater Salinization: Comparing the Salinity Tolerance of Predators and Prey
Adriana Apintiloaiei College of Charleston Barbara Beckingham (CofC) Algae and microplastic distribution in stormwater detention ponds
Emily Dombrowski College of Charleston Jody Beers (CofC) Temperature tolerance and physiology of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus
Regan Honeycutt College of Charleston Allison Welch (CofC) Carryover effects of elevated salinity exposure during embryonic and larval development of southern toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)
Jake Kuenzli College of Charleston Peter Lee and Chris Freeman (CofC) Examining the role of marine sponges in the production and consumption of DMSP
Zoe Munson College of Charleston Bob Podolsky (CofC) Effects of elevated CO2 exposure on post-molt recovery of pinching force in the ornate blue crab, Callinectes ornatus
Elle Pestorious College of Charleston Heather Spalding (CofC) Contrasting native and invasive algal physiology to understand competitive abilities between different habitats
Joelle Reich College of Charleston Moshe Rhodes and Peter Lee (CofC) Biosignature volatiles of extremophilic archaea
Christian Simmons College of Charleston Andrew Clark (CofC) Puncture resistance of shark and moray eel skin
Sophie Spiegel College of Charleston Heather Spalding (CofC) Distribution and human consumption risk analysis of edible seaweeds in Charleston, South Carolina
Olivia Suarez-Cudd College of Charleston Heather Fullerton (CofC) Comparative Study of the Microbiomes of Macroalgae Species from ‘Ewa Beach, Hawai’i
Charles Taibi College of Charleston Erik Sotka, Theodore Them and Scott Harris (CofC) Gradients in sediment chemistry across tidal elevation in South Carolina salt marshes
Timara Vereen College of Charleston Craig Plante, Kristina Hill-Spanik and Josiah Waters (CofC) Effects of the eastern mud snail on the community structure of benthic microalgae


Kelsey Coates Duquesne University Demetri Spyropoulos (MUSC) & Edwina Mathis (CofC) Establishing the tools for the evaluation of RXR isoform expression in Tritia obsoleta under environmental and experimental conditions
Samuel Daughenbaugh DePauw University Bob Podolsky (CofC) Effects of three phthalate compounds on the early development of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata
Julianna Duran Virginia Polytechnic Institute Michael Napolitano (NOAA) Effect of pansteatitis on the fatty acid profiles of Nile Crocodile and Mozambique Tilapia
Jackson Eberwein Sonoma State University Mike Janech (CofC) and Ben Neely (NIST) Proteomic analysis of domoic acid toxicosis in California sea lions by tandem mass spectrometry
Lilia Garcia Illinois Wesleyan University Erik Sotka (CofC)

Vibrio: Gracilaria’s invisible neighbors

Katherine Mateos Carleton College Peter Lee (CofC) Sulfur metabolism by the Antarctic bacterium Shewanella sp. BF02 and the production of volatile organic sulfur compounds
Jordan Penn Millersville University Peter Etnoyer (NOAA) Exploring the potential relationships between octocoral gardens, substrate type, and depth  
Carolina Rios New York University Ed Wirth and Dr. Paul Pennington (NOAA) Quantifying the effects of PCBs on marine invertebrates: Validation of a dose-response model
Ana Silverio University of Texas at Austin Tony Harold and Mary Ann Taylor (CofC) Diversity and abundance of early life history stages of fishes living in association with the invasive benthic red alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla
Pressley Wilson University of South Carolina Aiken Heather Fullerton (CofC) Analyzing the relationship between the macroalgae microbiome and algal species in One'ula Beach, Hawai'i


Jaclyn Caruso Salem State University Bob Podolsky (CofC) Effects of preservatives used in personal care products on the larval development and growth of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata.
Kaylie Anne Costa University of Miami Michael Napolitano (SCDNR) & John Bowden (NIST) A lipidomics approach to cold stress syndrome in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). 
Nicole Doran The Ohio State University Michael Kendrick (SCDNR) The effect of salinity on growth in male and female juvenile blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus).
Ben Farmer University of Kentucky Matthew Rhodes (CofC) tRNA usage profiles as a function of salinity in the haloarchaea.  
Connor Graham Francis Marion University Craig Plante & Kristina Hill-Spanik (CofC) Determinants of benthic microalgal community structure in South Carolina salt marshes. 
Cheldina Jean American University Marie DeLorenzo & Katy Chung (NOAA) Multi-stressor effects of ultraviolet light, temperature, and salinity on the toxicity of Deepwater Horizon oil to larval grass shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio).
Samera Mulatu Georgia Southern University Demetri Spyropoulos (MUSC) Use of the eastern mudsnail (Tritia obsoleta) to detect harmful chemicals in Charleston Harbor through expression of imposex.  
Nicholas Partington St. Olaf College Tony Harold & Mary Ann Taylor (CofC) Biodiversity of fishes associated with the invasive alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla in an estuarine ecosystem.
Lauren Rodgers Rutgers University Heather Fullerton (CofC) Variation in iron abundance in the estuaries of Charleston: A preliminary study of Zetaproteobacteria. 
Kelly Townsend Elmhurst College Jennifer Lynch, Jennifer Ness & Jennifer Trevillian  (NIST) Testing the quality and stability of RNA and protein in a 13-consecutive-year frozen archive of blood of the loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta.  


Kady Palmer Eckerd College John Bowden (NIST) Perfluoroalkyl Acids in Plasma of the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)
Christine Hart Clemson University Craig Plante (CofC) Dynamics of Benthic Diatom Communities: Patterns in Biomass and Composition
Brian Wuertz Warren Wilson College Demetri Spyropolous (MUSC) Investigating the Potential of Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DOSS) to Promote Inflammatory Response in Macrophage
Melanie Herrera University of Maryland, College Park Tony Harold (CofC) Comparison of Fish Populations In Dense and Sparse Assemblages of Gracilaria vermiculophylla
Emily Spiegel Bryn Mawr College Peter Lee (CofC) Getting in the Mood: the effect of environmental stress on the reproduction and productivity of a polar diatom
Deanna Hausman University of Texas at Austin

Marie DeLorenzo & Paul Pennington (NOAA)

Toxic effects of oil and UV light on the estuarine species Palaemonetes pugio
Hailey Conrad Rutgers University Bob Podolsky (CofC) Genetic variation in resistance to ocean acidification during larval development in a northern population of Arbacia punctulata
Meagan Currie Swarthmore College Cheryl Woodley (NOAA) A toxicological investigation of the effects of 4-nonylphenol on the coral Acropora cervicornis
Cecilia Bueno Lewis & Clark College Allison Welch (CofC) The Effects of Salinity on Sperm Function and Fertilization in Squirrel Treefrogs (Hyla squirella)
Killian Campbell Eastern Washington University Erik Sotka (CofC) The Role of Heat Shock Proteins 70 and 90 in Tolerating Abiotic Stressors in Gracilaria vermiculophylla and Ulva lactuca


Aaron Baumgardner University of Akron Erik Sotka Using photosynthetic efficiency to quantify the condition of an invasive red seaweed after salinity stress
Yoel Cortes-Pena Georgia Institute of Technology Harold May Microbial electrosynthesis: functionalizing an electrode through extracellular enzymes
Sierra Duca Goucher College Eric McElroy & Isaure de Buron A parasitic myxozoan, Kudoa inornata, induces post-mortem muscle softness in spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)
Alessandra Jimenez Whitworth University Karen Burnett Effects of bacterial exposure on predator escape response in Atlantic brown shrip, Farfantepenaeus aztecus
Kaelyn Lemon Macalester College Robert Podolsky A latitudinal comparison of the effects of ocean acidification on the development of sea urchin larvae
Jessie Lowry Coker College Craig Plante & Kristy Hill-Spanik Biogeography of benthic microalgae: environmental and spatial influences on community structure
Jack McAlhany Wofford College John Bowden Plasma fatty acid analysis of healthy and diseased South African tilapia
Bryce Penta University of Notre Dame Peter Lee Effects of vitamin B12 on phytoplankton photosynthetic efficiency and growth
Jimena Perez-Viscasillas University of Puerto Rico Theresa Cantu Evidence for prostaglandin activity in the chorioallantoic membrane of the chicken (Gallus gallus) during embryonic development
Nina Sarmiento Binghamton University Cheryl Woodley Sunscreen in the water: toxicity testing and implications for coral and reef health


Bernard Akem Northern Illinois University Karen Burnett & Lou Burnett The Effects of Prolonged Environmental Hypoxia on the Structural Properties of Hemocyanin in the Atlantic Mud Crab, Panopeus herbstii
McCall Calvert Beloit College Marie DeLorenzo Comparative Toxicology of Two Oil Spill Dispersants to the Sheepshead Minnow Cyprinodon variegatus
Stephanie Carerra Swarthmore College Melissa Hughes & Whitney Heuring Sex Differences in Habitat Use: Understanding Monogamy in the Snapping Shrimp Alpheus angulosus
Ian Christie Lewis and Clarke College John Bowden Perfluorinated Compound Levels in the Plasma of South African Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus) and Alligateors of the Southeastern United States (Aligator mississippiensis)
Dakeishla Diaz University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus Isaure deBuron Prevalence of Infection of Annelids by Parasites: Is There a Difference Between the Intertidal and Subtidal Zones in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina?
Jasmin Graham College of Charleston Gavin Naylor & Callie Crawford Comparative Anatomical Study of Evolutionary Variation in Sphyrnidae, Hammerhead Sharks, Using 3-D Modeling
Emily Hall SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Bob Podolsky Genetic Variation for Resistance to Effects of Seawater Acidification on the Skeletal Development of Sea Urchin Larvae
Melissa Kramer Yeshiva University Stern College for Women Satomi Kohno & Lou Guillette Drugged Wildlife: The Potential Impacts of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors on Reproductive Development
Connon Thomas SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Erik Sotka Assessing the Extent of Adaptation to Novel Environmental Conditions in the Red Alga Gracilaria vermiculophylla from Multiple Non-native Populations
Rachel Walsh Minnesota State University Moorehead John Robinson & Tanya Darden Population Health of Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus polyphemus) at Harvested and Unharvested Beaches in South Carolina


Korin Albert University of Scranton John Bowden Shotgun lipidomics analysis of plasma and liver samples from pansteatitis-affected African catfish
Melissa Barrett University of Louisville Lisa May, Cheryl Woodley Effects of munitions compounds on microbial communities of coral (Pocillopora damicornis)
Connor Benfield Cornell University Bob Podolsky Effects of CO2-driven ocean acidification on fertilization success in northern and southern populations of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata
Loren Henderson University of Connecticut Hal May A rusty situation: investigating the suspects behind corrosion
Amanda Hodo Grinnell College Lori Cruze, Lou Guillette Effects of in ovo DDT exposure on sex determination in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Juita Martinez Humboldt University Marie DeLorenzo Effects of antimicrobial exposures on grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, and associated Vibrio bacterial density and development of antibiotic resistance
Christian Millan-Hernandez Inter American University of Puerto Rico Lou Burnett, Karen Burnett The effects of environmental hypoxia and elevated carbon dioxide on the hemocyanin oxygen-binding properties of the Atlantic mud crab, Panopeus herbstii
Luis Rivera-Garcia Universidad Metropolitana Craig Plante Effects of hydrodynamic regime on the spatio-temporal patterns of benthic microalgae community structure in Charleston Harbor
Stephanie Shaw Lyon College Natalie Rosenfelder Detection of naturally produced organohalogen compounds in marine sponges from the Bahamas and Florida Coast
Luke Sundquist Harvard College Eric McElroy Temperature mediated myoliquefaction: the effect of a myxozoan parasite Kudoa inornata on the spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus)


Anneke Wilder College of Charleston Allison Welch The effects of pesticide and salinity on early life stages of the green tree frog (Hyla cinerea)
Alyssa-Marie Currie University of Maryland, College Park Bob Podolsky Effects of temperature on ATPase activity in tube feet of northern and southern populations of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata
Nathalie Fowler Sewanee, University of the South Nick Marshall,
Greg Doucette
Development of an immunoassay for the paralytic shellfish toxin saxitoxin on a portable surface plasmon resonance biosensor
Thomas Galligan Virginia Tech Ashley Boggs,
Lou Guillette
Ontogeny of the thyroid gland in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
Andrew George College of Charleston Eric McElroy The effects of the parasites, Cardicola larueiHenneguya cynoscioni, and Kudoa inornata, on the swimming performance of spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulous
Aaron Goldman Allegheny University Erik Sotka The consumption of the invasive seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla by the native decorator worm Diopatra cuprea
Stephen Hesterberg DePauw University Tanya Darden Genetic verification of weakfish (Cynoscion regalis) and the occurrence of sand seatrout (C. arenarius) and their hybrids along the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast
Kenzie Kelly University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Marie DeLorenzo,
Peter Key
The effects of a mixture of antibiotics on grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio and the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria
Marissa Roman UNC Wilmington Lou Burnett,
Karen Burnett
The effect of the pathogenic bacterium Vibrio campbellii on fatigue in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, during sustained exercise
Carly Schnoebelen University of Arizona John Bowden Shotgun lipidomics as a health assesssment tool for marine animals exposed to environmental contaminants


Diego Castro College of Charleston Bob Podolsky The effects of CO2induced ocean acidification on the sperm motility of the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata
Mark Danielson Rollins College Eric McElroy The effects of anemia and hypoxia on the performance and behavior of Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, during sustained exercise
Mary DeVita Chaminade University of Honolulu Mike Fulton Effects of crude oil and oil dispersant on the growth rate of Spartina alterniflora, smooth cord grass, and the primary productivity of phytoplankton in estuarine mesocosms
Danielle Rivera Doi University of Rochester Robert Brinson Thogotovirus: Characterizing its "panhandle" motif and determining its thermal stability
Virginia Fleer Northwest Missouri State University Craig Plante Is the niche theory losing its niche? Tidal resuspension effects on benthic microalgae with application to neutral community models
Katelyn Meade University of South Carolina Lisa May,
Cheryl Woodley
Do dive suits vector human and coral pathogens? Minimum treatment to lower risk
Ian Ster Mount Mercy University Tanya Darden A genetic look at the robust redhorse and the possible effects of climate change
Elizabeth Underwood Davidson College Lou Guillette Determining the sex of American alligators: A genetic approach
Rayona Wise Miami University of Ohio Karen Burnett Impacts of hypoxia and domoic acid on muscle activity in Pacific whiteleg shrimp,Litopenaeus vannamei


Ryan De Leon Miami University Marie DeLorenzo Effects of etofenprox on three life stages of the grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio
Jake Gantz Franklin and Marshall Erik Sotka The role of plant secondary metabolites on feeding rates and differentiation among detoxification pathways in the tropical sea urchin Echinometra lucunter
Robin Garcia University of Miami Lou Burnett The effects of hypoxia on heart rate and lactate in the Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus
Claire Hancock Harding University Lisa May An investigation of coral bleaching: pigment analysis ofSymbiodinium microadriaticum under bleaching conditions
Jace Jensen Dixie State College of Utah Dan Bearden Investigation of the hypoxia-induced stress response of the Pacific whiteleg shrimp,Litopenaeus vannamei, through the use of NMR-based metabolomics
Audrey Marrah St. Mary's College James Ryan In vitro effects of domoic acid on cardiac, pulmonary, and T-lymphocyte cells
Erin O’Reilly College of Charleston Jack DiTullio Identification of flow cytometrically sorted phytoplankton populations along the Patagonian Shelf using gene sequencing and scanning electron microscopy
Melody Young The Pennsylvania State University Tanya Darden Genetic population structure of adult red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, along the US Atlantic coast


Matthew Bertucci Spring Hill College Derk Bergquist The effect of shell content on the burrowing rate of Donax
Claire Campbell Elon University Lisa May,
Tom Bartlett,
Cheryl Woodley
The effects of heat and oxidative stress on immunocompetence in cnidarians
Loren Danese College of Charleston Marie DeLorenzo Effects of temperature and salinity on the toxicity of pesticides to estuarine organisms
Elise Dennis College of William & Mary Rusty Day Impacts of total moisture and protein content on contaminant reporting in Alaskan seabird eggs
Emily Frank The University of Akron Craig Plante, Tricia Roth Effects of deposit-feeding invertebrates and physical disturbance on microalgal community structure
Joshua Hanagriff College of Charleston Mike Twiner,
Greg Doucette
Effects of the marine toxin azaspiracid on programmed cell death in human cell lines
David Stancyk Washington & Lee Tracey Schock,
Dan Bearden
1H NMR metabolomic analysis of Atlantic blue crab Callinectes sapidusunder stress
Shannon Wright College of Charleston Lou Burnett,
Lindy Thibodeaux
Gas exchange in the Atlantic blue crabCallinectes sapidus in response to walking
Madeleine Zaehringer Midwestern State University Eric Kilpatrick,
Lisa Kilpatrick
The effects of Vibrio campbellii on hemolymph protein production in the Atlantic blue crabCallinectes sapidus


Fahd Abdus-Sabur Tufts University Dave Owens Mercury accumulation patterns following long term exposure in the diamondback terrapin,Malaclemys terrapin
Ikenna Achilihu Brown University Brett Macey;
Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
Effects of hypercapnic hypoxia on the inactivation and elimination of Vibrio campbellii in the Eastern oysterCrassostrea virginica
Andrea Buchwald The Colorado College Dayton Wilde Localizing photosystem genes in the dinoflagellate Karenia brevis
Brad Farwell College of the Ozarks Tom Greig Examining nuclear DNA variability in the black sea bass, Centropristis striata, along the United States Atlantic coasts
Sarah Freitag Iowa State University Craig Plante Disturbance effects of deposit feeding on the microalgal community structure and mechanisms of recolonization
Megan Lohmiller Midland Lutheran College Marie-Yasmine Bottein Determining the metabolism of ciguatoxin in fish
Gregory Matthews Indiana Wesleyan University Pam Morris Comparison of Vibrio coralliilyticusphylotypes: known coral pathogen from the Indian Ocean and Caribbean isolates
Lily Ngai Hunter College Jennifer Keller,
John Kucklick
Comparison of perfluorinated contaminant concentrations in plasma of five sea turtle species
Nicole Oakman Yale University Erik Sotka Geographic variation in the feeding preference and tolerance for brevetoxins by the marine herbivoreAmphithoe longimana
Sarah Wallace Hartwick College Marie DeLorenzo Predicting the effects of climate change: how temperature and salinity alter the toxicity of common pesticides to estuarine organisms


Kieran Coe Middlebury College Craig Plante Isolation and identification of surfactant-resistant bacteria from the guts of deposit-feeding benthic macroinvertebrates
Jennifer Delaney Ripon College Pam Morris Characterization of the microbial community associated with the surface mucopolysaccharide layer of healthy and diseasedPseudopterogorgia americana gorgonian corals
Sara Dunaway Anderson University Mats Lundqvist Characterization of bacterial isolates implicated in a disease outbreak event of staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis
Matthew Herrick Eckerd College Jack DiTullio Variation of calcification and photosynthesis rates and DMSP production of coccolithophoreEmiliania huxleyi in response to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations
Thomas Miller College of Charleston Brett Macey;
Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
Impact of water quality and anthropogenic factors on antibacterial activity in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica
Anthony Nitti University of Wisonsin, Stevens Point Rebecca Heltsley,
John Kucklick
Detection of hydroxylated contaminants in sea turtle plasma
Andrea Peterson College of Charleston Allan Strand Developing the population genetic framework to test dispersal hypotheses in sea-rocket, Cakile edentula, in the South Atlantic Bight
Sherry Pittman Coastal Carolina University Marie DeLorenzo Effects of antifoulant paint compounds, Irgarol 1051 and copper, on the mud snail,Ilyanassa obsoleta
Sarah Stachura Trinity University Erik Sotka Feeding preference and tolerance of chemically defended seaweeds in herbivorous marine amphipods


Tessa Bricker Earlham College Erik Sotka Investigating the tolerance for secondary metabolites between two amphipod speciesAmpithoe longimanaand Ampithoe valida
Jessica Fleming Ashland University Marie DeLorenzo Individual and mixture effects of selected pharmaceuticals on the marine phytoplankton species Dunaliella tertiolecta
Kristen Greene College of Charleston Tom Greig Genetic evaluation of two Atlantic oceanCarcharhinus shark species using DNA sequence-based techniques
Geoffrey Horwitz Trinity University Mats Lundqvist Investigating the etiology of juvenile oyster disease
Emily Long College of Charleston Pam Morris Analysis of N-acyl homoserine lactones and anti-fungal compounds in microbes associated with the sea fan, Pseudopterogorgia americana
Monica Mack College of Charleston Lou Burnett,
Dave Scholnick
The effects of hypoxia and Vibrio campbelliion the activity of white shrimp Litopeneaus vannamei
J. Randall Marshall College of Charleston John Kucklick Detection of emerging contaminants of concern in bivalves and surrounding waters
Kimberley Marshall University of New England Neng Shepard Effects of salinity on the pathogenesis of two strains of Taura syndrome virus in the marine shrimp,Litopenaeus vannamei
Kolo Rathburn Chaminade University of Honolulu Karen Burnett,
Brett Macey
Influence of a pre-existing infection ofVibrio campbellii on the immune response of the Atlantic blue crab,Callinectes sapidus
Jeremy Wacksman College of William & Mary Yasmine Bottein Binding properties of ciguatoxins and brevetoxins on brain, heart, and muscle of saltwater fish and rats


Katrina Aleksa University of Arizona Jennifer Keller,
John Kucklick
Analysis of Organochlorine Contaminants in Juvenile Loggerhead Sea Turtle Plasma
Daniel Bakko Concordia College Pam Morris Evidence for the Production of Acyl Homoserine Lactones by Microbial Isolates Associated with a Gorgonian Coral
Erin Goranson University of Oklahoma Allan Strand Identification of Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers in Shortnosed Sturgeon,Acipenser brevitrostrum
Lara Jarvis Appalachian State University Tony Harold Systematic Analysis of the Gobiodon quinquestrigatus – G. rivulatus Species Complex Using Morphometric, Molecular, and Phylogenetic Techniques
Daniel Madigan Dartmouth College Erin Burge Investigating the Effects of Hypoxia and Vibrio Challenge on Lysozyme Gene Expression inLitopenaeus vannamei
Heather Nees Muskingum College Craig Plante Role of Quorum-sensing in Growth and Biofilm Production of Sedimentary Bacteria
Sasha Salters College of Charleston Pete Key Effects of the Statin Antihyperlipidemic Agent Zocor (Simvastatin) on Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio
Kelly Rogel University of Kansas Mike Twiner Development of an Assay for Detecting Azaspiracids
Jacqueline Skinner College of Charleston Marie DeLorenzo Toxicity of the Fungicide Chlorothalonil and Its Degradation Product Hydroxychlorothalonil to Three Phytoplankton Species
Sally Upton Albertson College of Idaho Karen Burnett Tyrosinase Activity of Hemocyanin in the Atlantic Blue Crab,Callinectes sapidus


Thomas Baird Franklin College Jack DiTullio The Effects of CO2Limitation on the Growth of Emiliania huxleyi(Prymnesiophyceae) and the Production of Dimethylsulfonium Compounds
Kirsten Brendtro Michigan State University John Ramsdell Brevetoxin Accumulation in Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) after Sublethal Exposure to Karenia brevis
Mark Fitchett North Carolina State University George Sedberry Temporal Changes in Age and Growth of Vermilion Snapper,Rhomboplites aurorubens
Elizabeth Hambleton Williams College Pam Morris Examining Microbial Community Structure During Crude Oil Degradation Using Quantitative PCR
Melissa Samons Wells College Greg Doucette,
Mike Twiner
Cytotoxic Effects of Azaspiracid on Human Lymphocyte Cells
Erin Sanders College of Charleston Ed Wirth The Lethal and Sublethal Effects of the Mosquito Control Agent Scourge on the Amphipod Leptocheirus plumulosus
Kristin Smith Southern Methodist University Amy Ringwood Sublethal Effects of the Toxic Algae Heterosigma akashiwo on OystersCrassostrea virginica
Britni Strickland Malone College Alan Lewitus Phycobiliprotein and Microcystin Synthesis Under Nitrogen Depletion in Microcystis aeruginosa
Christopher Tanner College of New Jersey Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
The Effects of Hypoxia and pH on Phenoloxidase Activity in the Blue Crab,Callinectes sapidus
Ryan Templeton Auburn University John Kucklick Concentrations of Organochlorine Compounds in Fat and Blubber Tissues of Leatherback Sea Turtles, Dermochelys coriacea
Ronald Wendt Augustana College Marie DeLorenzo Physiological Adaptations of Raphidophyte Species to Herbicide-Induced Photosynthetic Stress


Kathryn Blair Towson University Pam Morris Microbial community structure of crude oil degrading enrichment cultures from the U.S.S. Arizona
Christopher DeCosmo College of Charleston Jack DiTullio Interactive effects of iron and light on photochemical efficiency of photosystem II in two marine phytoplankton species: Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Synechococcus WH8018
Julie Flood Brown University Fran Van Dolah The role of oxidative stress in the growth ofKarenia brevis
Jeremy Holman University of North Texas Lou Burnett,
Karen Burnett
Effects of hypoxia and hypercapnia on the total hemocyte count and the clearance ofVibrio parahaemolyticusin the blue crab,Callinectes sapidus
Shelli Meyer Graceland University Pete Key Lethal and sub-lethal effects of chlorothalonil on three life stages of the grass shrimp,Palaemonetes pugio
Jamie Rudisill Lenoir Rhyne University Amy Ringwood The effects of decreased pH on cellular biomarker responses and embryonic development in oysters, Crassostrea virginica
Lorimar Serrano University of Puerto Rico Marie DeLorenzo Individual and mixture toxicity of three pesticides: atrazine, chlorpyrfos and chlorothalonil, to the marine phytoplankton species, Dunaliella tertiolecta
Lindy Thibodeaux James Madison University John Kucklick Analysis of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in ringed seals (Phoco hispida) from Barrow, Alaska


Jeremy Goldbogen University of Texas, Austin Pam Morris Characterization of the iron-reducing microbial community structure associated with the HL Hunley
Meagan Leatherbury Bard College Marie DeLorenzo,
Alan Lewitus
Changes in biomass, productivity and subcellular composition of three phytoplankton species exposed to the herbicide atrazine
Ryan Miller University of Dayton Amy Ringwood,
Lou Burnett
The occurrence of lipid peroxidation through simulated reperfusion in the oyster Crassostrea virginica
Andrew Opatkiewicz University of New Hampshire Mike Fulton,
Ed Wirth,
Pete Key
The effects of two neurotoxic pesticides, fipronil and endosulfan, on the survival and development of the grass shrimp,Palaemonetes pugio
Davis Reames The Citadel Craig Plante,
Peter Moeller
The purification and structural elucidation of the bacteriolytic agent from the model deposit feeder Arenicola marina
Eileen Roy University of New Hampshire Jack DiTullio Flavodoxin index as an indicator of iron stress in Phaeodactylum tricornutum
Justin Williams University of Kansas Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
Quantifying accumulation of bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus and hemocyte-associated peroxidase in the gill tissue of the Pacific white shrimp,Litopenaeus vannamei


Lea Beaulieu Roanoke College Lou Burnett,
Karen Burnett
The effects of environmental hypoxia on the hemocytes of the Eastern oyster,Crassostrea virginica in its response to the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus
David Bishop University of Notre Dame Fran Van Dolah Identification and characterization of thermally-induced stress proteins inGymnodinium breve
Joseph Burgents The College of New Jersey Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
Inducible nitric oxide production by anterior head kidney macrophages ofFundulus heteroclitus
Kathryn Crist Hollins University Mike Fulton Inhibition and recovery of acetylcholinesterase activity in grass shrimpPalaemonetes pugioembryos exposed to chlorpyrifos
Jennifer Gustafson University of Richmond Amy Ringwood,
Fran Van Dolah
P-glycoprotein expression in the Eastern oyster,Crassostrea virginica in response to the toxic dinoflagellateGymnodinium breve
Roberta Hansman North Carolina State University Jack DiTullio,
Allen Lewitus
Effects of light and nutrients on taxon-specific variability in pigment ratios of coastal phytoplankton isolates
Loretta Hoover College of Charleston Patricia Rosel,
Scott France
An investigation of heteroplasmy inTursiops truncatus and Octocorallia
Me'Chell James South Carolina State University Craig Plante,
Peter Moeller
The purification of the bacteriolytic agent in the deposit feederArenicola marina


Holly Ann Gefroh Jamestown College Bob Chapman Antimicrobial DNA Sequencing in Arthropods
Jean Higgins Florida Institute of Technology John Kucklick Identification of Pacific Walrus Groups based on Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congeners and Organochlorine Pesticide Concentrations and Patterns
Thomas Mozdzer Fairfield University Cheryl Woodley Environmental Cell Stress Indicators inSpartina alterniflora
Amy Pogge Iowa State University Mike Fulton The effects of in vitro paraoxon exposure to brain and muscle acetylcholin-esterase activity in three adult estuarine fish species
Marissa Sprank Whitman College Pam Morris Hydrocarbon degradation and rhamnolipid biosurfactant production by two strains ofPseudomonas aeruginosain Bonny Light Crude Oil
Laura Taylor Pacific Union College Marie DeLorenzo Bioaccumulation of the agricultural pesticide endosulfan by phytoplankton and zooplankton
Corinne Williams University of North Carolina Amy Ringwood Metallothionein proteins, isoforms, and genes in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica


Steven Allen University at Southampton Lou Burnett The Effects of Hypoxia on the Physiology of the Eastern Oyster,Crassostrea virginica
Daniel Blair Hillsdale College Michael Fulton The Effects of In Vitro Paraoxon Exposure on Brain and Muscle Acetylcholinesterase Activity
Jennifer Boyle St. Ambrose University John Kucklick Quantification of Toxaphene in Marine Mammal Tissues
Meredith Cain Bucknell University Amy Ringwood MXR Expression in Oyster Gill and Mantle Tissue: Laboratory and Field Studies
Russel Drylie Goucher College Fran Van Dolah Do Ciguatera-Associated Toxins Play an Allelopathic Role?
Aretha Huggins Clemson University Paul Becker Analytical Variability of Various Polychlorinated Biphenyl Congener and Organochlorine Compound Concentrations in the Beluga Whale
Amelia Karlsson College of William and Mary Karen Burnett The Effect of Aluminum on Early Activation Events in Peripheral Blood Leukocytes of Channel CatfishIctalurus punctatus
Jeannette Weiner Canisius College Marie DeLorenzo Effects of Atrazine with and without Nutrient Enrichment on the Phytoplankton Species,Selenastrum capricornutum


Mark Andrews Princeton University Mike Fulton The effects of in vitro paraoxon exposure on brain and muscle acetylcholinesterase activity
Jessica Bohonowych Duke University John Kucklick An analysis of PCB levels in arctic polar bears (Ursus martimus) and their ringed seal prey (Phoca hispida) by the metabolic slope method
Tammy Haselkorn Iowa State University Paul Becker Evaluation of persistent organochlorine pollutants in sub-arctic versus arctic populations of Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)
Julie Hermanson Concordia College Amy Ringwood Egg viability as a reproductive biomarker in the Eastern oyster,Crassostrea virginica
Heather Lohr College of Charleston Amy Ringwood,
Jack McGovern
Egg viability in natural populations of the Vermilion Snapper,Rhomboplites aurorubens
Joseph Monroe Univ. of Tennessee Jack DiTullio Separation and purification of the proteins flavodoxin and ferredoxin from algal extracts for HPCE analysis
Brie Sarkisian Mount Holyoke College Lou Burnett Production of reactive oxygen intermediates by macrophages of the Mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, under low pH and hypoxic blood gas conditions
Russell Traister Penn. State. University Karen Burnett The effects of oxygen concentration on the bactericidal activity of macrophages fromFundulus heteroclitus


Gayturnera Croom Xavier University Greg Doucette Domoic acid synthesis and trophic transfer
Kate DeAngelis Long Island University Fran Van Dolah Studies on the growth and cell cycle of the diatom, Pseudonitzschia multiseries
Jennifer Hoguet College of Charleston Amy Ringwood Lysosomal stability and membrane damage as biomarkers for stress in the oyster, Crassostrea virginica
Cynthia Koppen Manchester College Lou Burnett Glycogen content in the adductor muscle of the eastern oyster,Crassostrea virginica, infected by Perkinsus marinus
Sara Palecek Hanover College Bob Chapman Analysis of variable gene expression by differential display inFundulus heteroclitus
D.J. Struntz Pacific Union College John Kucklick Organochlorine contamination and a potential biomarker for cytochrome P450 induction in marine mammals
John Zielinski Alma College Karen Burnett,
Lou Burnett
Production of reactive oxygen intermediates by the macrophages ofFundulus heteroclitusunder physiologically relevant pH and carbon dioxide pressures


Fernanda Calderon College of Charleston Mike Fulton Detoxification of the organophosphorus insecticide malathion by carboxylesterases produced by the grass shrimp
Bethanie Carney Long Island University Amy Ringwood Crassostrea virginica as a bioindicator of environmental health: analysis of total hemocyte count, lysosomal membrane stability and protein expression
Pam Eng Salisbury State University Greg Doucette Genetic analysis of geographic isolates of the dinoflagellateGambierdiscus toxicus
Elizabeth Hick University of Chicago Bob McCarthy Possible roles for extracellular matrix proteins in zebrafish development
Shelley Hooks Clemson University Bob Chapman Probing for protein kinase C genes in teleost fish using primers derived from mammalian sequences
Matt Johnson Long Island University Karen Burnett The immunotoxic effects of mercuric chloride on peripheral blood lymphocytes of the red drum: effects on tyrosine phosphorylation and calcium regulation
Eric Muller Trenton State University John Ramsdell The effects of lead on cytotoxicity and secretion in a hypothalamic cell line


John Carvalho University of Dallas Greg Doucette Genetic analysis of the Ciguatera-related dinoflagellate,Gambierdiscus toxicus
Sinai Choi Brown University Lou Burnett Effects of the protozoan pathogen Perkinsus marinus on the adductor muscle glycogen of Crassostrea virginica
Deanna Conners Canisius College Amy Ringwood Alkaline phosphatase and carbonic anyhydrase activity in control and metal-exposed oyster embryos during first shell formation
Mark Evans University of Wisconsin Karen Burnett Biomonitoring in the red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, as a measure of environmental health
Paul Fleming College of Charleston Denice Smith Heavy metal and developmental protein expression inBrachydanio rerio andFundulus heteroclitus
Bethany Griffin University of Dayton Bob McCarthy An in vivo and in vitro study of neural crest migration along a collagen matrix inBrachydanio rerio
Kim Hutchinson Tufts University Mike Fulton The effects of azinphosmethyl exposure on acetylcholinesterase activity in embryonic grass shrimp at different stages of development
Linda Sugg Eastern Illinois University Fran Van Dolah Cell cycle regulation in the dinoflagellateGambierdiscus toxicus


Jonita Mann Delta State University Bob McCarthy Isolation and culture of the embryonic zebrafish neural tube
Erik Laughner Hiram College Cheryl Woodley Detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV) in clams using the polymerization chain reaction
Joseph Patrick Sullivan St. John's University John Ramsdell Calcium mediated cell death of GH4C1 cells by maitotoxin
David Ross College of Charleston Denice Smith Chromosome mapping of the zebrafish,Brachydanio rerio
Tracy Schwab Louisiana Tech University Karen Burnett The identification of fatty acids which may influence immune response in teleost fish
Natacha Simpkins Oberlin College Denice Smith Embryology of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, and the ivory barnacle, Balanus eburneus
Chris Taylor University of Wisconsin Bob McCarthy Effects of lithium on heart development in the zebrafish
Sarah DeWeerdt Swarthmore College Mike Fulton Development of acetylcholinesterase activity in embryonic grass shrimp,Palaemonetes pugio


Jordana Baden Tufts University Cheryl Woodley DNA analysis of fish stocks
Jennifer Beumer University of Dallas Karen Burnett Immunological and physiological status of red drum
Cliff Hall University of Northern Iowa Bob McCarthy Attachment mechanisms of fish cells and barnacle larvae
Mark Hinson Iowa State University John Bemiss Viral infections in clams and oysters
Karen Jackson College of Charleston Geoff Scott,
Lou Burnett
Physiological responses of oysters to parasite infection
Melissa Schiffman University of Pennsylvania Mike Fulton Pesticide effects on brain enzymes in fish