Biology & Marine Biology

2018 Cohort

Current Students

Ph.D. in Marine Biology Students

PHD Students
Alphin_1008.jpg 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

Ed Arb
Email: eka9644@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Graduate Institution:UNC Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S. Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

Commander Christian Commander
E-mail: cjc1285@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Animal Biology
Graduate Institution: California State University, Sacramento
Graduate Degree: M.S., Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Fred Scharf
 
DeCourten Bethany DeCourten
E-mail: bmd5520@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of California, Davis|
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology
Transitioned to Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard
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Jim Evans
E-mail: jse5258@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Degrees: B.A., Environmental Sciences, B.S., Commerce
Transitioned to Ph.D.
Co-Advisors: Drs. Patrick Erwin & Susanna Lopez-Legentil

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

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
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Cahoon

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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
Transitiioned to Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

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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
Transitioned to Ph.D. 
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor

 

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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

Lauren Olinger
Email: lko5561@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Miami
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology & Marine Biology
Graduate Institution:University of the Virgin Islands - St. Thomas
Graduate Degree: M.S. Marine & Environemental Science
Advisor:Dr. Joseph Pawlik

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Emily Peele
E-mail:  eep5093@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Transitioned to Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Kara Yopak

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Mariko Polk
Email:map7186@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: California State University - Bakersfield
Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Environmental Resource Management
Graduate Institution:UNC Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S. Environmental Science.
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

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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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Katie Reed
Email:kar7752@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution:University of Wisconsin-Madison
Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Zoology & Life Sciences Communication
Transitioned to Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Joe Covi

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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

UNCW-0071.jpg 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
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Anna Zarn
E-mail: amz4211@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Wheaton College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biology
Graduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Graduate Degree: M.S. MArin
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

Master's in Marine Biology Students

Marine Biology Grad 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

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

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David Belkoski
E-mail: djb5568@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: 
Undergraduate Degree:
Advisor: Dr. Fred Scharf

JBialekF18.jpg Jackson Bialek
E-mail: jwb3710@uncw.edu                                              
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Thomas Lankford

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

Evangelyn Buckland
Email: elb9021@uncw.edu
Undergrad Institution:UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree:B.S. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner

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Yanina Ciriani
E-mail: yac5582@uncw.edu  
Undergraduate Institution: Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Undergraduate Degree: Dual B.S./M.S in Biologia con orientacion Ecologia
Advisor: Dr. Steven Emslie

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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

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Kory Enneking
E-mail: kme3142@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Nicole Fogarty

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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. Alison Taylor

LGDazaF18.jpg Laüra Gaitan Daza
E-mail: lg6798@uncw.edu 
Undergraduate Institution: Roger Williams University
Undergraduate Degree: BS Marine Biology
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

 

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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

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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

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Savannah Johnson
E-mail: slj8760@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Pfeiffer University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology & Premedical Studies
Advisor: Dr. Pierre Le Pabic

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Melissa Lenentine
E-mail: mnl7198@uncw.edu  
Undergraduate Institution: NC State
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biological Science
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety

Madison Lytle
E-Mail: mal6582@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology, Cum Laude
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey

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Alice Manley
E-mail: amm4729@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel

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

LMurleyF18.jpg Laura Murley
E-mail: ljm5825@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: College of Charleston
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
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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

CRowlandsS17.jpg Carrie Rowlands
E-mail: cer9421@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Cedarville University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. D. Ann Pabst
CSalernoF18.jpg Christina Salerno
E-mail: cms8486@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Kamel

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

CStienbargerS18.jpg Cheyenne Stienbarger
E-mail: cds1997@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Evangel University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology and Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
OStreitF18.jpg Oliva Streit
E-mail: ots6570@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maine at Machias
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology & Marine Biology
Co-Advisors: Drs. Patrick Erwin & Susanna Lopez-Legentil
HThurlowF18.jpg Hannah Thurlow
E-mail: hrt2805@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Martin Posey
RTimbsF18.jpg Riley Timbs
E-mail: rbt9649@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biological Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Michael Durako
RWernerS18.jpg Rebecca Werner
E-mail: raw9903@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: SUNY Stony Brook
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Aswani Volety
MWhitmerF18.jpg Morgan Whitmer
E-mail: mnw6061@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: York College of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Amanda Williard
BWolfeF17.jpg Brittany Wolfe
E-mail: bmw1382@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of Maine
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Science
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur

 

Master's in Biology Students

Biology Grad Students
NAkersS17.jpg Nate Akers
E-Mail:  nta9644@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Brian Arbogast
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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

JBarnhillF17.jpg Johanna Barnhill
E-mail: jkw2295@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: NC State
Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Biological Oceanography
Advisor: Dr. Ami Wilbur

 

 

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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

CCribb_S18.jpg Connor Cribb
Email: cbc5825@uncw.edu  
Undergraduate Institition: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Art Frampton

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

MHughes.jpg Moira Hughes
E-mail: mch6435@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Pierre Le Pabic
BHortonF18.jpg Beth Horton
E-mail: lew3578@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Covi
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E-mail: jak7937@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Art Frampton
DKeelerF17.jpg Devon Keeler
E-mail: dmk9506@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor
MLindquistF18.jpg Marae Lindquist
E-mail: mcl6280@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Appalachian State University
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner
RMasottiF17.jpg Rachel Masotti
E-mail:  ram930@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: Benedictine College
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor:Dr. Steven Kinsey
CPierceF18.jpg Christian Pierce
E-mail: cp9437@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Pierre Le Pabic
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Kelly Platfoot
E-mail:  kep1294@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: CSU - San Marcos 
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology - Physiology Concentration
Advisor:Dr. Richard Satterlie

LSchaaleF17.jpg Lauren Schaale
E-mail:  les6953@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Biology
Advisor: Dr. Ray Danner
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E-mail: psy8940@uncw.edu
Undergraduate Institution: UNC Wilmington
Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Marine Biology
Advisor: Dr. Alison Taylor