My thesis research is exploring the benefit art has in science education by introducing Petri dish art to UAB's microbiology lab curriculum.

My research is focused on the TCP transcription factor family and how they are involved with the Salicylic Acid immune defense response in Arabidopsis thaliana.

My research focuses on emergence and orientation behaviors in hatchling sea turtle species; specifically, the cues that may be utilized by hatchlings during this critical life-history stage, as well as predator-prey interactions and abiotic factors that can influence these behaviors.

My doctoral research addresses whether climate-induced elevated seawater temperatures will affect the reproduction, feeding, growth, immune response, and behavior of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus.

My primary research interests include the effects of climate change on echinoderms.

My research interests focus on development of the zebrafish Danio rerio as a model for human nutrition, particularly as it relates to obesity.

My research focuses on the epigenetic effects of Proanthocyanidins from grape seeds (GSPs) along with other dietary components on breast cancer cells.

My doctoral research investigates the morphology, ontogeny, biogeography, and systematics of Cretaceous pan-chelonioid marine turtles, specifically those lineages endemic to the southern portions of what was once the Western Interior Seaway.  

I utilize NextGen sequencing and bioinformatics to profile the microorganisms inhabiting the gastrointestinal tract of the sea urchin and the zebrafish, define the selected microbial components, and better understand the role of such microbial residents in health and digestive physiology.

My project investigates how a pathogen is able to manipulate Arabidopsis thaliana into suppling it with nutrients.

My primary research interests focus on challenges in conservation and sustainability. Previously I have evaluated fitness of post-hatchling Diamondback terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, a species of conservation concern in Alabama.

My projects are concerned with the manipulation of the Glyoxalate cycle by bacterial pathogens to acquire nutrients. I hope to elucidate which of the enzymes of the Glyoxalate cycle are targets of pathogen effectors.

The focus of my PhD graduate study is explore the structure and function of microbial communities in Antarctic perennially ice-covered freshwater lake ecosystems.

My current research focuses on avian use of and adaptation to urbanized areas. Other research interests include the evolution of avian life history traits and demography of passerine species.

My interests lie in exploring how the paired box transcription factor Pax3 regulates muscle growth and senescence in the giant danio, Devario aequipinnatus.

My research focuses on the molecular characterization of Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) in Arabidopsis thaliana immune responses.

My research interests focus on elucidating aspects of the immune response in Arabidopsis thaliana. Primarily I am interested in building dynamic models visualizing the interactions between host cells and pathogens to understand how disease states progress.

My projects are concerned with the identification and sequencing of protein-protein interactions in Arabidopsis thaliana and the phytopathogen Ralstonia solanacearum.

Currently, I am pursuing my PhD here at UAB using Drosophila melanogaster to understand epigenetics and chromatin.

My doctoral research focuses on how nest environment influences the phenotype of hatchling turtles exhibiting temperature-dependent sex determination and how this research can be translated to make evidence based conservation strategies for species of conservation concern.