Mitochondrial behavior, morphology, and animal performance
I have been awarded best student presentation by the American Microscopical Society for my talk 'Modeling mitochondrial behavior and morphology from TEM micrographs of copepod myocytes following ultraviolet irradiation' at the 2020 annual SICB conference in Austin, TX.
I am honored to have received the Kenneth Ottis Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the Department of Biological Sciences here at Auburn University. Special thanks to my advisors who took the time and effort to nominate me for this award!
Our review on how variation in whole-animal performance can be explained through understanding mitochondrial behavior and morphology is out in Biological Reviews! We outline how mitochondrial behavior and structure are predicted to change under increasing energetic demand to support growth, self-maintenance, and reproduction. Check it out!
Our new research article is out in Ecology & Evolution! We explore how UV irradiation can increase reproductive performance, along with its effects on other performance correlates, in Tigriopus californicus copepods.
I have been awarded a graduate student research fellowship from the American Microscopical Society for the summer of 2019. I will be investigating the role of moderate UV irradiation in remodeling mitochondrial behavior and morphology in Tigriopus californicus copepods.
Our new meta-analysis is out in Limnology & Oceanography Letters! We develop a new method for characterizing the relationship between respiration rates and increasing water temperature across the copepod literature spanning 78 years of research.
I have been awarded the Auburn University CMB Peaks of Excellence Research Fellowship for the summer of 2018. I will be examining the effects of UV radiation on life history variation in Tigriopus californicus copepods, among other projects including the effects of mating on ROS production and oxidative damage.