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 projects are based on cellular response due to biotic or abiotic stress. The preliminary goal is to unveil the molecular mechanism of endoplasmic stress sensor IRE1 gene toward unfolded protein response in the model plant 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 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.

The primary focus of my doctoral research is discerning the evolutionary history of modern marine turtles by incorporating morphological data from fossil species into phylogenetic analyses constrained by molecular frameworks based on genetic information gathered from extant forms.

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 primary research interest lies within the ecology of seaweeds and more specifically what drives their distribution, community patterns and their role as ecosystem engineers. For my project, I am studying how defensive secondary metabolites as well as gene flow is affecting this.

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.

I am currently employed as a full-time in-vivo Research Technician in the Drug Development Division of Southern Research. I primarily work in toxicology (both general and developmental/reproductive), cancer therapeutics, and infectious disease research.

My primary interests are in energetics and gene expression in cnidarians, especially scleractinian corals, when exposed to thermal stress (TS) and ocean acidification (OA).

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 research focuses on metastatic potential in triple negative breast cancer cells.

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.

In pursuit of my Master's degree here at UAB, my non-thesis research is to assist Dr . Thane Wibbels in the Temperature - Dependent Sex Determination Studies of Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Sea Turtles.

I am primarily interested in studying how humans may be impacting the ecology and evolution of ecosystems, particularly coastal and marine systems.