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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

photo Lindsey Deignan
E-mail: lkd6379@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Tampa
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology/Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Pawlik
photo Michael Echevarria
E-mail: mle6491@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Purchase College, SUNY
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
photo Nicholas Fowler
E-mail: nlf7589@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Baden
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

photo Nathan Gavin
E-mail: nmg4567@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Guilford College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
photo David Hines
E-mail: deh9951@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wake Forest University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stuart Borrett
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

Ramus

Aaron Ramus
E-mail: ramusa@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

  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
photo 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

  Abeer Alotaibi
E-mail: afa9671@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Taif University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biotechnology
Advisor: Dr. Robert Condon
Bashaw Justin Bashaw
E-mail: jpb7680@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: North Carolina State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
  Katie Bell
E-mail: krb5827@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Saint Thomas
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Neuroscience, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman
Chappell Ben Chappell
E-mail: bfc3742@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Davidson College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Religion
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard
Cole Amanda Cole
E-mail: amc5305@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, Magna Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
Daniels Daniella Daniels
E-mail: dmd4398@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Central Michigan University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology: Natural Resources
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
Etherington

Amy Etherington
E-mail: are6187@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Campbellsville University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Environmental Science, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

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
  Andrew Goff
E-mail: adg7759@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Susanne Brander
Hardison Sean Hardison
E-mail: sbh4808@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Degree: B. S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur
Lopez-Guzman Mirielle Lopez-Guzman
E-mail: mal2227@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology
Advisors: Dr. Patrick Erwin and Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
  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
McConville Meg McConville
E-mail: mmm1523@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Rhode Island
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology with a minor in Behavioral Psychology
Advisors: Dr. Susanne Brander and Dr. Aswani Volety
McKenzie 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
Nesbit Kate Nesbit
E-mail: ktn1192@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Robert Roer
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
Phelps Caitlin Phelps
E-mail: cep4606@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. J. Wilson White
Polera Madi Polera
E-mail: mem2616@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology with a minor in Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon
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
Reneker Jaymie Reneker
E-mail: jlr4789@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Iowa State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Animal Ecology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel
  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
Robinson Claire Robinson
E-mail: cer6562@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Tennessee Technological University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with concentration in Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel
Robison Madison Robison
E-mail: mrr9985@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Oregon State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
Ruffin Travis Ruffin
E-mail: tcr9304@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Old Dominion University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey
Scheffel Trevor Scheffel
E-mail: tks5852@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maryland
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Science
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
  McLean Seward
E-mail: mbs6848@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Simmons Stephanie Simmons
E-mail: sls5653@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wingate University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with honors
Advisor: Dr. Richard Satterlie
Simpson Ethan Simpson
E-mail: ess2550@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Frederick Scharf
Taylor Robin Taylor
E-mail: rlt5087@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. J. Craig Bailey
  Alex Vance
E-mail: dav2190@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Zachary Long
Villalobos Stephanie Villalobos
E-mail: smv7274@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of South Florida
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology (Marine Concentration) and B.A., Music Studies
Advisor: Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Weigel Brooke Weigel
E-mail: blw5982@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Saint Olaf College
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology and Environmental Studies
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Erwin

Weston

Elliot Weston

E-mail: ecw3171@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Humboldt State University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Fisheries Biology

Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

Woodall

Ben Woodall

E-mail: bew6693@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: East Carolina University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Philosophy

Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety

Yanes Ana Yanes Belardi
E-mail: aky8786@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Columbia College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minor in Chemistry and B.A., Writing for Print and Digital Media
Advisor: Dr. Heather Koopman

Master's in Biology Students

Adrian

Angie Adrian

E-mail: aja2812@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Nevada, Reno

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology

Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel

Campos Isabel Campos
E-mail: icc8895@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Dayton
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton
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

Hanson

Rachel Hanson

E-mail: rlh5266@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Francis Marion University

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with a minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Johnson Ellen Johnson
E-mail: emj4469@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Martin Josh Martin
E-mail: jtm8217@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Undergraduate Degree: B.A., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Moy Brian Moy
E-mail: bem4942@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Chemistry and Spanish
Advisor: Dr. Ryan Rhodes
Neill

Nina Neill

E-mail: nen8360@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Undergraduate Degrees: B.S., Biology, B.A., Poltical Science, Minor in Psychology, Cum Laude

Advisor: Dr. Dan Baden

Novillo

Marylin Novillo Gonzalez

E-mail: mcn2561@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Central del Ecuador

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

Ochab Jessica Ochab
E-mail: jlo3999@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology with minors in Psychology and Chemistry
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Kinsey
Rowan

Lauren Rowan

E-mail: lar9741@uncw.edu

Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Ecology

Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast

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. Susanne Brander
Schilke Rob Schilke
E-mail: rms1280@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Advisor: Dr. Arthur Frampton

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