Biology & Marine Biology

Current Students

Fall 2017

Ph.D. in Marine Biology Students

Troy Alphin
E-mail: alphint@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon

Sue Barco
E-mail: sgb6239@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: College of William and Mary
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: James Madison University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

Chip Collier
E-mail: chip.collier@ncmail.net
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Lankford
Thesis: Age, growth, reproduction, and genetics of Western Atlantic Menticirrhus spp
Commander Christian Commander
E-mail: cjc1285@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Animal Biology
Graduate Degree: California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White
DeCourten

Bethany DeCourten
E-mail: bmd5520@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis|
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander

Gabler

Molly Gabler
E-mail: mkg5178@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Graduate Institution: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

Garcia

Eden Garcia
E-mail: erg8051@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University College of Belize
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology Education
Graduate Institution: East Carolina University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Environmental Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

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Nathan Gavin
E-mail: nmg4567@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Guilford College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako

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Amy Grogan
E-mail: aeg7670@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Graduate Institiution: Coastal Carolina University
Graduate Degree: M.S. Marine Science 
Advisor: Dr. Larry Cahoon

Hollensead

Lisa Hollensead
E-mail: ldh7520@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Florida State University
Undergraduate Degree: Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and a certificate in marine science
Graduate Institution: Florida State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

LeRoy Humphries
E-mail: lfh4569@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Coastal Carolina University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with minors in Biology and Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Comparative Biomedical Science with minors in Agriculture and LIfe Sciences
Keenan-Bateman

Tiffany Keenan-Bateman
E-mail: batemankt@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst

Ashley McKenzie
E-mail: acm8905@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, B.S. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie
Neurohr

Julie Neurohr
E-mail: jmn6284@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Daemen College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Graduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey

Ramus

Aaron Ramus
E-mail: apr2993@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Marine Science and Chemistry
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology

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Juanma Rodriguez Baron
E-mail: jr2401@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Graduate Institution: Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas
Graduate Degree: M.S., Management of Marine Resources
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard

Byron Toothman
E-mail: toothmanb@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
Treible

Laura Treible
E-mail: treiblel@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Delaware
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Science
Graduate Institution: Stony Brook University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine and Atmospheric Science
Advisor: Dr. Robert Condon

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Verena Wang
E-mail: vhw6375@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Evolution and Ecology with a minor in Environmental Toxicology
Graduate Institution: San Francisco State University
Graduate Degree: M.S., Conservation Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

Master's in Marine Biology Students

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Amy Bartenfelder
E-mail: anb4189@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Jessie Jarvis

Bashaw

Justin Bashaw
E-mail: jpb7680@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi

David Billups
E-mail: deb7869@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Psychology
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long

Cheripka

Alicia Cheripka
E-mail: amc4342@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with a minor in Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett

Bailey Counts
E-mail: bkc7010@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Oregon
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil

Daniels

Daniella Daniels
E-mail: dmd4398@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology: Natural Resources
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon

DeLeon

Ashley DeLeon
E-mail: and5922@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology (Departmental Honors), with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

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Grant Diedrich
E-mail: gad7228@gmail.com
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur

Evans

Jim Evans
E-mail: jse5258@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Degrees: B.A., Environmental Sciences, B.S., Commerce
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin and Dr Susanna Lopez-Legentil

Forbes

Joshua Forbes
E-mail: jpf5151@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science with a minor in Biology
Advisor: Dr. Fred Scharf

Fox

Emily Fox
E-mail: eef3807@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: East Stroudsburg University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology and B.S., Marine Science, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

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Spencer Gardner
E-mail: stg8728@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: NC State
Undergraduate Degree: Fisheries, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology
Advisor: Dr. Fred Scharf

Gantt

Shelby Gantt
E-mail: seg7573@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin

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Alexandra "Sasha" Giametti
E-Mail: adg8135@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution:Eckerd College 
Undergraduate Degree:B.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr, Chris Finelli

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Danielle Goldberg
E-mail: dag6690@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Virginia Poly Inst. & State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Fish Conservation
Advisor: Dr. Fred Scharf

Jordan Gosset
E-Mail: jmg2191@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel
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Kristina Guarino
E-mail: kmg7192@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Monmouth University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine & Environmental Biology & Policy
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

Kroeger

Jackie Kroeger
E-mail: jpk3568@uncw.edu
Undergradute Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Oceanography, Summa Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
 

Madison Lytle
E-Mail: mal6582@uncw.edu
Undergradute Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
Madeline Marens
E-mail: mmm8071@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Studio Art
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Ryan McAlarney
E-mail: mcalarneyr@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
Meyer

Erin Meyer
E-mail: emm5468@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology (Departmental Honors), with a minor in Asian Studies
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor

Patterson

Lauren Patterson
E-mail: lnp7743@uncw.edu
Undergraduatte Institution: Berry College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi

Prescott

Jim Prescott
E-mail: jcp3677@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf

John Roberts
E-mail: jpr7418@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Florida Gulf Coast University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Biology with a concentration in Microbiology
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
Scott

Alec Scott
E-mail: ars6634@uncw.edu
Undegraduate Institution: Carleton College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik

McLean Seward
E-mail: mbs6848@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
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Kaitlynn Shamblott
E-mail: kms1299@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel

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Jacie Shuman
E-mail: jls7200@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Widener University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Joe Covi

Alex Vance
E-mail: dav2190@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long
Weston

Elliot Weston
E-mail: ecw3171@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

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Brittany Wolfe
E-mail: bmw1382@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maine
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur

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Johanna Woods
E-mail: jkw2295@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: NC State
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Oceanography
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur

Zarn

Anna Zarn
E-mail: amz4211@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wheaton College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie


Master's in Biology Students

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Nate Akers
E-Mail:  nta9644@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Anway

Evan Anway
E-mail: eca7372@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Franklin & Marshall College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Environmental Science, with a minor in Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett

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Alana Arnone
E-mail: aaa7982@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Richard Satterlie

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Kelsey Billet
E-Mail:  ksb8482@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology, Summa Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander

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Amanda Busch
E-mail:  alb6754@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Zac Long

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Amanda Chapman
E-Mail:  anc4394@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Darin Penneys

Craney

Derek Craney
E-mail: dmc5905@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology and B.S., Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Wm. David Webster

Crealese

Neil Crealese
E-mail: nmc2562@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long

Crocker

Chelsea Crocker
E-mail: clc4233@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S, Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Denison
E-mail: erd2758@uncw.edu 
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tennesee
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Microbiology
Co-Advisors: Drs. Ryan Rhodes & Patrick Erwin

Fredley

Jennifer Fredley
E-mail: jlf9429@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Louisville
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako

image of Devon Keeler Devon Keeler
E-mail: dmk9506@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
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E-mail:  ram930@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Benedictine College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor:Dr. Steven Kinsey
Image of Emily Peele Emily Peele
E-mail:  eep5093@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Kara Yopak
Image of David Perez David Perez
E-mail: dap3470@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UC Irving
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Pierre Le Pabic
image of Kelly Platfoot Kelly Platfoot
E-mail:  kep1294
Undergraduate Institution: CSU - San Marcos 
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology - Physiology Concentration
Advisor:Dr. Richard Satterlie
image of Lauren Schaale Lauren Schaale
E-mail:  les6953@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmimgton
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner
Scheetz Lauren Scheetz
E-mail: les8464@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Chapel Hill
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Hispanic Studies
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Snowden

Robert Snowden
E-mail: ros4607@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puget Sound
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner

Yang

Tiffany Yang
E-mail: ty7333@uncw.edu
Undegraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard