Principal Investigator:

Christopher Marshall, Ph.D.

Christopher Marshall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: marshallc@tamug.edu
Phone: (409) 740-4884

Biography

Dr. Christopher Marshall is the PI of the lab. His work focuses on integrating morphology, physiology, and behavioral performance of feeding in marine vertebrates to provide information regarding an organism's foraging ecology, and their conservation. This work includes investigations of natural history and comparative neurobiology of sensory systems of marine vertebrates.




Current Lab Members:

Josh Cullen

Josh Cullen

Ph.D. Student

Josh Cullen is a doctoral student in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and is the recipient of the Merit and Excellence Fellowships.  Josh completed his B.S. in Biology at Clemson University and recently published his undergraduate research in the PLoS One.
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0053274




Lauren Simonitis

Lauren Simonitis

Ph.D. Student

Lauren Simonitis is a doctoral student in the Marine Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program and a MARB IDP Doctoral Fellowship recipient.  Lauren received a B.S. Degree in Marine Science and Biology (double major) at the University of Miami and completed an undergraduate thesis entitled, "The response of Aplysia californica nervous cells to D-Aspartate."




Erin Mattson

Erin Mattson

M.S. Student

Erin Mattson is a master’s degree student in the Marine Biology IDP Graduate Program.  She finished her B.S. in Ecology and Evolution at Rice University and completed an undergraduate research thesis entitled, “Juvenile Competitive Bottleneck Dynamics in a Cyclopoid Copepod (Mesocyclops edax)"




Caitlin Sprowls

Caitlin Sprowls

M.S. Student

Caitlin Sprowls is a master's student in the Marine Biology Graduate Interdisciplinary Program. Caitlin completed her B.S. in Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Her thesis topic focuses on the innervation investment and microstructure of sea lion whiskers.




Aubree Jones

Aubree Jones

TIO Undergraduate Fellow

Aubree Jones is an undergraduate student in Marine Biology. She is currently investigating the microstructure and innervation investment in harbor seals.




Former Lab Members:

Traver Wright, Ph.D.

Traver Wright, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Scientist

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Brian Kot, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral scientist

Lori Timm

Lori Timm

Ph.D. student

Alyssa

Alyssa Marsh

M.S. Student

Carly Ginter

Carly Ginter

M.S. Student

Emily Kane

Emily Kane

M.S. Student

Rachel Neuenhoff

Rachel Neuenhoff

M.S. Student

Brian Bloodworth

Brian Bloodworth

M.S. Student

Janelle Case

Janelle Case

M.S. Student

Alajandra Salazar

Alejandra Salazar

M.S. Student

Heidi Amin

Heidi Amin

TIO Undergraduate Fellow

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

Undergraduate Intern

Mandi Moss

Mandi Moss

B.S. Student

Zach Leman

Zach Leman

Fabiola Rivera

Fabiola Rivera

National Science Foundation REU Intern



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