Center for Marine Science

2022 CMS Grad Poster Session

Friday, April 29, 2022 · 4-6 p.m. · CMS Lobby/Auditorium


We are happy to announce that this year's CMS Grad Poster Session will be held in person!

Each year, graduate students are invited to participate in a poster session hosted by CMS. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience presenting their research and serves as a way for faculty from all departments to interact with students in different disciplines. MSC 595 and MCOP 595 students are particularly encouraged to participate as they finish up these courses that involve development of research prospectuses and capstone projects, respectively, but all coastal and marine science students (including undergraduate students) are invited to present their research!

S U B M I T  Y O U R  P O S T E R

Poster Session FAQs:

  • What is the deadline for submitting my poster?
    The survey for poster submission will be live until NOON on Tuesday, April 26.

  • What size does my poster need to be? 
    If possible, please lay your poster out at 36"x48"

  • What if my poster is already printed and not that size?
    No need to reprint (let's save some trees!). Even if you are not having your poster printed at CMS, 
    please still send your poster file so your poster can be included in the poster session digital program.

  • Who sets up my poster for the poster session?
    Students are responsible for set-up of their posters at 3:00 on Friday, April 29th. Easels are first come, first served. Binder clips will be provided.

  • Where do I pick my poster up?
    Posters printed at CMS will be standing up in room CMS 1130 for pick-up on the day of the poster session (Friday, April 29).


2022 Poster Presenters 

Aiswarya C. Bansidhar
with Dr. C. Benjamin Naman
Biological and Chemical Interrogation of an Indian Ocean filamentous Cyanobacterium

Alex Swystun
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Metallophore Production from Deep Arctic Marine Sediment Derived Bacteria Using Single Cell Culturing and High-Throughput Bioassay Methods

Allison Lapinsky
with Dr. Devon Eulie
Investigating Marsh Grass Productivity and Carbon Storage through UAS and Remote Sensing Technologies

Austin Schmidt
with Dr. Wade Watanabe
Recent Progress on the Effects of Ingested Cotton and Synthetic Microfibers on Growth Performance and Intestinal Tissue Morphology in the Black Sea Bass, a Commercially Important Marine Finfish from Coastal Waters of the Eastern US

Bradley Hlebak
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Identification of Bioactive Natural Products from the Microbiome of a Marine Parasitic Isopod

Bryan Dadson
with Dr. Jennifer Biddle
Red Tide in Paradise: The Sunshine State and a Common Harmful Algal Bloom

Caroline Polder
with Dr. Ami Wilbur
The Effects of Haslea sp. Pigment on the Growth and Survival of Juvenile Bivalves

Celeste Barefoot
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Natural Product Discovery from Marine Parasite Microbiomes

Courtney Kapczynski
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Investigation of Algal Toxins in Northwest Florida Using LC-MS/MS

Danielle Jenkins
with Dr. Joni Backstrom
Evaluating the Impacts of Maintenance Dredging on Species of Concern in the Lower Cape Fear River

Elizabeth Farquhar
with Dr. Phil Bresnahan
Examining Carbon Sequestration in Seagrass Meadows Using an Array of Low-Cost CO2 flux sensors

Emily B. Crull
with Dr. R. Thomas Williamson
Probing Rapamycin's Secrets: Using NMR and Computational Chemistry to Explore the 3D Structure

Emily Corbitt
with Dr. Lynn Leonard
Distribution and Occurrence of Legacy and Replacement Per- and Poly- Fluoroalkyl Substances in North Carolina Tidal Marshes

Emma Smith
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Discovery of Cytotoxic Natural Products from Marine Parasite Microbiomes

Hunter Brooke Arrington
with Dr. Joseph Covi
Assessment of Microbiota Colonizing Embryos of the Antarctic Calanoid Copepod, Boeckella poppei, Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Jared Wood
with Dr. R. Thomas Williamson
Structure Elucidation of Natural Products Through Anisotropic NMR and Computational Methods

Jeffrey Raab
with Dr. R. Thomas Williamson
Relevant NMR Constrains for Use Predicting 3-D Geometry of Antibiotics

Jeremy E Braun
with Dr. Joseph Long
Quantifying Post-Nourishment Shoreline Evolution with Close-Range Photogrammetry at Oak Island, North Carolina

Joe Caldwell
with Dr. Jennifer Biddle
How to "Catch" a Dying Stock

Kaitlyn Hudson
with Dr. Wade Watanabe
Production Economics of Black Sea Bass in a Recirculating Aquaculture System: Sensitivity to Genetically Induced Growth and to Alternative Protein Sources in Aquafeed

Katherine Boot
with Dr. Qianqian Liu
Development of HAB Forecast System for Albemarle-Pamlico Sound

Kelly Graves
with Dr. Jennifer Biddle
North Carolina Swine Animal Feeding Operations Permitting Analysis

Kyle Donnelly
with Dr. Ken Halanych
Western Antarctic Peninsula Meiofaunal Metabarcoding

Lauren Olinger
with Dr. Joseph Pawlik
A New Method to Analyze 3D Model Time Series Reveals Differences in Growth Between Healthy and Recovering Sponges

Leah Fairbert
with Dr. Ralph Mead
Detection of Red-Tide Brevetoxins in Coastal Sediments of Southwest Florida: Implications for Long-Term Storage

Matthew Vincent
with Dr. Joseph Long
Decadal Scale Modeling of Berm and Dune Evolution Using a Coupled Nearshore and Aeolian Process Model

Megan Lapinsky
with Dr. Joanne Halls
Modeling Potential Relocation Sites for Threatened Sea Turtle Nests on Bald Head Island, North Carolina using LiDAR Data

Megan Reaves
with Dr. Steven Emslie
Stable Isotope Analysis of Adélie Penguin Bone Collagen: Assessing Ancient and Modern Foraging Grounds in the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Michelle Bivins
with Dr. Jennifer Biddle
Reconsidering the Use of Maximum Sustainable Yield in Fisheries Management

Mina Surprenant
with Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Ascidian Abundance and Diversity in North Carolina Seagrass Meadows

Natalie Snyder
with Dr. Nicole Fogarty
Assessing the Effects of Bacterial Inoculation on the Survivorship of Pseudodiploria clivosa larvae (knobby brain coral)

Nicholas Picha
with Dr. Michael Mallin
Factors Influencing Denitrification in Wilmington Stormwater Control Systems

Nick Warden
with Dr. Joni Backstrom
Considerations for a Proposed Windfarm Offshore North Carolina: Environmental Constraints and Optimal Cable Routes

Reanna Jeanes
with Dr. Nicole Fogarty
Investigating the Combined Effects of High Temperatures and Hypoxia on the Threatened Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis

Robert Finn
with Dr. Julia Buck
Rumble in the Prawns: A Conflict of Interest Between Behavior Modifying Parasites

Ryan Walsh
with Dr. Nicole Fogarty
Identifying Potential Probiotics to Enhance Pseudodiploria clivosa (Knobby Brain Coral) Recruit Growth and Survivorship 

Samantha Morrison
with Dr. Susanna Lopez-Legentil
Genetic and Microbial Community Analyses in Two Physiological States and Color Morphs of the Colonial Ascidian Polyclinum constellatum

Sandra Bennett
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Assessing the Genetic Diversity and Bioactivity of Gar Ectoparasite Isopod-Associated Bacteria

Sarah Barr
with Dr. Wendy Strangman
Evaluation of Digestive Transformation and Passive Permeability of Plant and Marine Natural Products

Sierra Johnson
with Dr. R. Thomas Williamson
Natural Product Discovery from Marine Parasite Microbiomes

Skye Dibner
with Dr. D. Wilson Freshwater
Diversity Among Ulva spp. in North Carolina, USA, Based Upon Morphological Characters and DNA Sequence Data

Tim Hesford
with Dr. Sutara Suanda
Wind and Wave Driven Cross-Shelf Flow in the South Atlantic Bight

William Gordon
with Dr. R. Thomas Williamson
Determining the Absolute Configuration of Marine Natural Products


Please contact Melissa Smith (smithmd) with questions.