Baggett_webChristy Baggett, Anthony Lab
Office:  W341
Phone: 216.397.6206
Email: cbaggett17@jcu.edu

I received my B.S. in Zoology from Oregon State University in 2012. After graduation I worked at OSU as a biological technician assisting with fieldwork and lab studies on NW stream amphibians as well as conducting my own research. I studied the effects of male courtship pheromones on female choice in red-legged salamanders (Plethodon shermani) from the southern Appalachian Mountains. For my Master’s thesis, I am working in the Anthony/Hickerson Lab on populations of red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in northern Ohio. I am studying how differences in pheromone composition between populations might influence mate recognition, assortative mating, and maintenance of distinct lineages.

Annelise Blanchette, Saporito Lab
Office: W112
Phone:  216.397.6207
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Bolton_webSarah Bolton, Saporito Lab
Office:  W112
Phone:  216.397.6207
Email:  sbolton14@jcu.edu
I graduated from JCU with a B.S. in Biology in 2014. As an undergraduate, I spent 3 years working as a Research Assistant in the Neuroscience Lab of Drs. Wideman and Murphy.  I am pursuing my M.S. in Dr. Ralph Saporito’s lab where I plan to study how variation in alkaloid-based chemical defenses of poison frogs relate to defense against predation.

Alex_Cameron_webAlex Cameron, Anthony Lab
Office:  W341
Phone:  216.397.6206
Email: acameron15@jcu.edu
I received my B.S. in Environmental Science from John Carroll University in 2014. I have worked on a variety of projects that include a phylogeography study of the black throated – green warbler, general amphibian surveys and a microcosm study examining interactions between the red back salamander and an invasive earthworm. For my thesis work I will be investing patterns of gene flow between populations of Red Back salamanders inhabiting fragmented environments.

Alfonso Dell’Accio, Johansen Lab
Office:  W311
Phone: 216.397.1569
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Marissa Ganzfried, Anthony Lab
Office:  W112
Phone:  216.397.6207
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Hovey_webKyle Hovey, Saporito Lab
Office: W112
Phone: 216.397.6207
Email: khovey17@jcu.edu
I received a B.S. degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014. My previous research experience has focused on the ecology of deep-sea communities and kinematics of spider locomotion in relation to limb autotomy. I am now working in Dr. Saporito’s lab, investigating the antimicrobial activity of poison frog alkaloids for my Master’s thesis.

Chase Kilgore, Johansen Lab
Office: W311
Phone: 216.397.1569
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Truc Mai, Johansen Lab
Office: W117
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Email: tmai18@jcu.edu

I received my Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from HCMC International University, Vietnam, and did research on marine green algae as biofuels. In Dr. Johansen’s lab I am collecting genetic data to build a better supported phylogeny of a family of cyanobacteria, the Leptolyngbyaceae.

Clare Muller, Drenovsky Lab
Office: W239
Phone: 216.397.1720
Email:  cmuller15@jcu.edu

Andras_Ponti_webAndras Ponti, Johnson Lab
Office: W114
Phone:  216.397.6263
Email: aponti13@jcu.edu
I received my B.S. in Biology from John Carroll University in 2014. My thesis research will examine the ability to enhance interferon signaling as a means to induce apoptosis of human cancer cells.

Ian Reider, Watling Lab
Office:  W342
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Sergei Shalygin, Johansen Lab
Office: W119
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Brian Waldron, Anthony Lab
Office:  W341
Phone:  216.397.6206
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Rebecca Weir, Watling Lab
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