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Todd C. LaJeunesse

Todd C. LaJeunesse
Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Biology.
208 Mueller Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-863-2038 | fax: 814-865-9131 | email: tcl3
@psu.edu

    I cultivated a fascination and personal connection with nature while growing up and working on the coast of Maine. The study of ecological and evolutionary processes fulfills my intrinsic desire to address ultimate questions for why life is wondrous and complex.

2000 Ph.D. Biology. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
(Major Advisor: Robert K. Trench)
1991 B.S. Biology. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

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Francis "Drew" Wham
Graduate Student
phone: 814-865-7246 | fax: 814-865-9131 | email: fcwham
@gmail.com

    I'm currently a PhD. candidate in Biology. I received a BS in Biology and a Masters in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston. My undergraduate and masters studies have been primary focused in molecular genetics of corals and their symbionts. I am generally interested in the process of genetic structuring and speciation in the marine environment. My current research employs neutral genetic markers and coalescent based simulation to delineate populations and species of Symbiodinium.

2010 M.S. Marine Biology. College of Charleston, South Carolina.
(Major advisor: Phil Dustin)

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Allison Lewis
Graduate Student
phone: 814-865-7246 | fax: 814-865-9131 | email: allisonlewis3
@gmail.com

    I am currently a Ph.D. student in Biology. I received a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a concentration in Genetics and Genomics from Rice University. My undergraduate studies focused on horizontal gene transfer in metazoans and its role in genome evolution. My current interests in coral-algal symbiosis were sparked by years of scuba diving which allowed me to observe the intricate interdependence of ocean life-forms.

2011 B.S. Sci. and Ecol. Rice University, Houston, TX


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