Graduate Students

Check out the wide range of research projects being done by our current graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Graduate Student Advisor Thesis Title
Alexandra Alterman Clay  
Taylor Beck Whitaker  


Shalee Britton Nathaniel Characterization of bacterial consortium of spotted gar Lepisosteus oculatus and bowfin Amia calva with potential connection to gar toxin origin
Jacob Cortez Boopathy  


Jesse Dubose LaFleur Factors affecting reproduction, depradation, and range of apple snails in the Barataria Terrebonne Estuary System
Kristie Ellis David  


Sarah Fontana David Growth and development of the Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus spawned out of season
Coral Foster Willis  


Anthea Fredrickson David  Comparing trophic ecology and life history of the Spotted Gar Lepisosteus oculatus for development of a stable isotope model based on non-lethal sampling
Katie Gray Clay  


Rissa Inselman  Bonvillain Community development, oyster density, and population growth on bedded crushed concrete as a function of cultch density
Osaze Osayande Zou  


Thomas Phillips Boopathy Biodegradation of metribuzin, a herbicide used in the sugarcan farms in Louisiana
April Simmons Ferrara  


Gabrielle Sisson Bonvillain Fishery-dependent stock assessment of crayfish in the eastern Atchafalaya River Basin
Alexandria Woods Willis