Summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) Students

Summer 2004

Mathew Richards
Western Washington University, Bellingham WA

Currently a senior at Western

Project: Circulating ecdysteroids in the deep sea spider crab, Macrorgonia machrochira: a submersible study.


Summer 2003

Tim Baldwin
North Carolina State University, North Carolina

Currently a senior at NC State

Project: Extraction and purification of Cancer magister vitelligenin hormones for use in antibody production and development of a vitelligenin ELISA.


Summer 2002

Melissa Adams
North Carolina State University, North Carolina

Graduated in 2003; currently pursuing her Phd in Environmenetal Physiology at Stanford University with Dr. George Somereo

Project: Effect of eyestalk ablation on circulating ecdysteroids in reproductively mature female snow crab Chionoecetes opilio.


Maggie Sexton
Coastal Carolina College, South Carolina

Graduated in 2003; currently pursuing her Masters in New Hampshire

Project: Ecdysteroid titers of Southeast Alaskan intertidal invertebrates. Maggie was also able to accompany Dr. Thomas Shirley on a submersible study of seamounts in the Gulf of Alaska


Summer 2001

Daphne Gehringer
University of California Santa Cruz, California

Graduated in 2001. Currently pursuing her Masters in Marine Biology at Hopkins Marine Station

Project: Optimizing the ecdysteroid ELISA for application to crustacean systems.
Summer 2000

Luke Robinson
University of North Carolina, North Carolina.

Graduated in 2002

Project: Conjugation of horse-radish peroxidase to 20-hydroxyecdysone: initial steps toward development of an ecdysteroid enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA).

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